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 – Mauricio Armellini, Bank of England
Mauricio 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)
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.
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Event Organiser - Alison Tait
Please note that the programme is subject to change
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.
Mauricio Armellini, Agent North East, Bank of England
Mauricio has been a member of the Government Economic Service since 2008, when he joined the Department for Work and Pensions to lead teams of analysts in areas of key Ministerial attention such as skills and pensions.
In 2013 he went on secondment to the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, where he worked as Chief Economist until his appointment as Bank of England’s Agent for the North East in September 2014.
Mauricio came to the North East in 2005 to undertake his PhD studies in economics at Durham University, following his MA in Development Economics at Williams College (USA). He also taught economics at undergraduate and postgraduate level at Durham University.
Before leaving his native Uruguay in 2004, he worked as a professional economist in the financial and non-for-profit sectors.
Dr. James Callaghan, Regional Director, ICAEW
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 – on behalf of ICAEW
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.
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