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IoD Suffolk: What Economic Challenges and Opportunities are Businesses Facing in 2018?

18 Apr 2018
Copdock Hall, Ipswich

Come and join IoD Suffolk members and their guests at our Spring Annual Economic Update. 

At this popular IoD Suffolk event we will be joined by: -

* Tej Parikh, IoD Senior Economist
* Alex Golledge, Bank of England Deputy Agent for South East & East Anglia
* James Allen, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Manager

Our panel of experts comprising of Economists and Funders, specialists within their field, will provide us with a national and local update regarding the UK economy and the challenges that businesses face during the current economic climate.

This is a great opportunity to connect with other business owners, decision makers and IoD members.

Key details

Date & time: 18 Apr 2018 07:15 - 09:30
Location: Copdock Hall, Ipswich
CPD Hours:

Prices from

25.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
25.00 GBP + VAT - Member Guest Rate
30.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate

Event manager:
Ms Caroline Kearney
Contact phone:
Contact email:
PLEASE NOTE: - On-line bookings have now closed for this event, however if you wish to attend please either email Caroline Kearney at  or call 07917 699498


Tej Parikh is a Senior Economist in the IoD’s Policy Unit.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University College London, and a Master’s degree in International and Development Economics from Yale University.

Prior to joining the IoD, he worked as an economic analyst at the Bank of England in roles across monetary and financial policy. Subsequently, he moved to Cambodia where he was a journalist focusing on economic and private sector development for a national newspaper. He has since been a freelance political risk consultant and journalist, covering Europe and Asia in particular.

He has published for numerous international media outlets including Foreign Affairs, the Guardian, and The Diplomat, and is currently an active member of London’s Great Debaters Club.

Alex Golledge
joined the Bank of England in 1998. Prior to becoming Deputy Agent for the South East & East Anglia (SEEA) in March 2010, he worked in a number of analytical areas in Bank's Head Office, including roles in Monetary Analysis, Market Services and Statistics.

Immediately before joining the SEEA Agency, he played a key role in setting up the Bank publication Trends in Lending and led intelligence gathering for the Bank with one of the major UK lenders.

James Allen
is New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Manager. He is responsible for supporting the implementation of the new Economic Strategy and assisting in the development of the Local Industrial Strategy. He leads on the LEP’s inclusive growth work, engaging with the voluntary and community sector and co-ordinating business intelligence.


This event has been kindly sponsored by:


Prices from

25.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
25.00 GBP + VAT - Member Guest Rate
30.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Rate


Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • Copdock Hall
  • Church Lane
  • Copdock
  • Ipswich
  • IP8 3JZ

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