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IoD North West Policy Update with IoD Chief Economist James Sproule

18 Oct 2016
Chester Zoo, Chester
IoD Chief Economist James Sproule presents his policy update for IoD members and guests.

It’s a great opportunity to hear first-hand his predictions for the economy and policy, post the EU referendum. 

The Managing Director of Chester Zoo, Jamie Christon, will also talk about the Zoo's 15 year economic plan and the impact this will have on the area.

Key details

Date & time: 18 Oct 2016 12:00 - 14:00
Location: Chester Zoo, Chester
CPD Hours:

Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Member price
25.00 GBP + VAT - Non-member price

Event manager:
Mr Lauren Mullan
Contact phone:
0161 247 7634
The EU debate has generated a variety of claims about the future, and the differences between the forecasts stem from different judgments about immigration, trade, investment, the exchange rate and regulation. Economic models are far from perfect, but they contribute to the bigger picture and incorporate a whole range of factors. So, it’s important to understand what assumptions are being made, how these are weighted, and what data is being used.


James Sproule has been Chief Economist and Director of Policy for the Institute of Directors since January 2014.
Prior to joining the IoD James led Accenture’s UK Research and global Capital Markets Research where he focused on Thought Leadership. He started his financial career as a merchant bank economist working with both Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort, and eventually helped to found the boutique bank Augusta and Company. 

Jamie Christon is the Managing Director of Chester Zoo. He is responsible for business operations at what is the UKs number one zoo. With a turnover of over £35m and nearly 1,000 staff at peak, Jamie leads the team that makes Chester Zoo one of the most visted attractions in the UK.
Jamie was previously at Manchester Airport Group, heading up commercial operations at East Midlands, Humberside and Bournemouth Airports and more recently responsible for group on-board operations for Stena Line, one of Europe’s leading ferry operators.



Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Member price
25.00 GBP + VAT - Non-member price

  • Chester Zoo
  • Oakfield House
  • Caughall Road
  • Chester
  • CH2 1LH

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