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Economic Challenges Addressed by Expert Panel

Caroline Kearney 26 Mar 2018
IoD Suffolk Economic Update

Institute of Directors Suffolk Branch Host Economic Update Panel

From Brexit and interest rates to the 'Productivity Gap' and immigration, Suffolk business leaders are invited to an Economic Update breakfast hosted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) Suffolk Branch at Copdock Hall, Ipswich on Wed 18 April.

Representatives from the Bank of England, the Institute of Directors and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Agency will  provide a national and local update regarding the UK economy and the challenges which businesses face during the current economic climate.

"We need to be aware of what is happening behind the headlines," says John Cockburn-Evans, IoD Ambassador for Infrastructure and Managing Director of event sponsor Aspire2BLean. "Suffolk is renowned for fostering an enterprising business community. Sometimes business leaders need to take time to increase their awareness of both national and local economic issues. The speakers on this panel are experts in their fields who, in addition to sharing current and relevant economic information, will also be happy to take questions from the floor."

Representing the IoD is the IoD Policy Unit's senior economist Tej Parikh who has published for numerous international media outlets including Foreign Affairs, the Guardian, and The Diplomat. Representing the Bank of England is Alex Golledge, Deputy Agent for the South East & East Anglia who 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, Growth Manager for New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, responsible for supporting the implementation of the new Economic Strategy and assisting in the development of the Local Industrial Strategy, completes the expert panel.

"No matter the size of your business, the size of your turnover or apparent diary challenges, the topics this panel will be discussing are important to all business leaders," concludes Cockburn-Evans.

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