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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Teesside business confidence insights roundtable

Date: 21 June 2022 11:30 12:30

Type: Business and Industry, ICAEW Governance and Research

Organiser: ICAEW, NorSCA

Focussing on business insights in Teesside and the wider North East Region

We will discuss the latest business confidence findings with local ICAEW member Steve Plaskitt, and explore how the findings relate to Teesside, and the wider North East region.

Event Information

Discuss the latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor findings with local experts and industry insiders and get the real insights into the issues surrounding business confidence in Teesside (and beyond).

We would also like to focus on the Government’s recently published Levelling Up White Paper and what this means for the Northern region and what success would look like for Teesside. This will be an interactive roundtable discussion where we will ask delegates to share their local industry knowledge – Chatham house rules will apply.

This roundtable discussion is open to members and non-members however numbers are restricted, please book early to secure your seat at the table.

We would like to thank MHA Tait Walker for hosting this event and extending their hospitality.  We request that delegates take the necessary precautions/lateral flow test before attending this meeting.

Price No Charge

Please note that the programme is subject to change

11:30 Welcome, roundtable introductions
11:40 BCM overview – Steve Plaskitt 

Insights – James Callaghan

12:05 Roundtable discussion
12:30 Networking lunch provided by MHA Tait Walker
13:00 Close


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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

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.


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.