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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Q4 2021 Economic update with the Bank of England

Date: 3 December 2021 08:00

Type: ICAEW Governance and Research

Organiser: ICAEW

Economic update with the Bank of England – Hosted by Northern, Yorkshire & Humber

Our local experts will explore the latest business confidence findings across Northern, Yorkshire and Humber and compare this to the wider UK outcome.

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 – Paul Mount, Bank of England

Paul 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 Steve Plaskitt (discussion topics may vary)

  • What’s happening in your sector?
  • Do the BCM findings resonate?
  • What challenges are you facing in your business / sector?
  • What are the external factors that are impacting?

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
12:25 Join online, network, bring your coffee
12:30 Welcome, introductions, presentations followed by roundtable discussion
14:00 Conclude

Please join the meeting 5 minutes prior for registration.

We encourage you to have your camera on for the event.

To help limit noise interference during the session all participants are asked to have their microphone on mute, you can unmute yourself to join the informal conversation at the start and when speaking during the meeting.

Rate Cost
Price No Charge

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Paul Mount – Bank of England

Paul Mount – Bank of England

Paul Mount, Deputy Agent Yorkshire and Humber, Bank of England

Paul has worked in Bank of England’s regional agency network since September 2019. He is an experienced economist, whose career spans the UK Civil Service, management consultancy and investment banking.

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.


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

How to book

The easiest way to book is online by clicking the button to Book Online at icaew.com – you will be able to log into your account at icaew.com and pay with your debit or credit card.

You can also telephone the ICAEW central events booking team on 01908 248159 and pay over the phone.

Alternatively you can download a booking form or book by email.