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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Q2 Economic update with the Bank of England

Date: 17 June 2022 12:30

Type: ICAEW Governance and Research

Explore the latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor findings with our local experts and industry insiders, and get the real insights into the issues surrounding business confidence in your local area.

Event Information

Business confidence – Steve Plaskitt, on behalf of ICAEW

The latest findings from the quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) give an indication of the overall direction of the economy, what’s driving change and highlights the key concerns across the Northern, Yorkshire and Humber region as well as the rest of the UK.

UK Economic Outlook – Alex Golledge, Bank of England

Alex will focus on how the Bank sees the economy in the current climate and members will be asked to give their views on the effect of the current pandemic on their business, or clients’ business conditions.

It’s also an opportunity for the Bank to get some feedback from members on how they are finding things, as well as a broader discussion on challenges and learnings from recent events.

Roundtable discussion led by James Callaghan

As well as an opportunity for peer input, this presents the opportunity to hear the issues specifically relevant to members in Northern, Yorkshire and Humber.

To allow a full and frank discussion, Chatham House Rules will apply at this event.


Please note that the programme is subject to change.

Time Session
12:30 Join online, network, bring your coffee
Welcome, introductions, presentations followed by roundtable discussion
14:00 Conclude
Rate Cost
ICAEW Member No Charge
Non-Member No Charge

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Steve Plaskitt – Partner, Tait Walker

Steve Plaskitt – Partner, Tait Walker

Steve Plaskitt, FCA
Steve joined Tait Walker in 2002 and was promoted to partner in 2005. He has over 20 years’ experience of advising owners of small and medium sized businesses in the North of England on company acquisitions and disposals and helps businesses to access fundraising. He has advised on all aspects of SME Corporate Finance from due diligence, valuations, mergers, acquisitions, company disposals, equity fund raising, business planning, bank finance, management buy outs / buy ins and strategic decision making.

He has advised on many cross border acquisitions and disposals including successfully completing deals with companies from Japan, Taiwan, Canada, USA, France, Germany, Ireland and Scandinavia.

As an experienced Corporate Financier he adds value to the strategies and processes involved with selling a company or seeking additional finance. Much of what he does is based around strategy at board level to work closely with clients, their lawyers and funders

Alex Golledge, Agent, Yorkshire and Humber, Bank of England

Alex was appointed Agent for Yorkshire and Humber in November 2020, having joined the Bank’s Agency network in 2010 as Deputy Agent for the South East and East Anglia. Alex started his career at the Bank in 1998 and has worked in a number of analytical areas prior to joining the network, including roles in Monetary Analysis, Markets and Statistics.

Unusually Alex has been inducted into the Bank twice during his career, once as a school leaver following his A-levels and then again in 2002 as a graduate upon the completion of a Bank sponsored BA in Economics.

Outside of work Alex has a keen passion for travel and is always planning some sort of future adventure. His hobbies include: gym, cycling, skiing and generally being outdoors. To get to grips with his current role, Alex undertook the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge during the summer of 2020. For an inexperienced walker he managed it in 9 hours.

James Callaghan

James Callaghan

James Callaghan, ICAEW Regional Director

James works to raise the profile of ICAEW with members and key external stakeholders and to support members in their careers. He manages and oversees the work of the regional staff ensuring that local members receive professional career support through local District Societies and connected communities.

James has a solid grounding in research and innovation management in the higher education sector backed up by a number of years in industry combining interests in innovation, consultancy and the commercialisation of intellectual property.

He also has significant experience as a non-executive Director in a number of companies in Ireland and the UK and has participated in many negotiations involving spin-out companies and investors.

James holds a PhD in Business and Management from the University of Cambridge. He is also a Chartered Engineer.


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