Prosperity in a Time of Economic Uncertainty – 6th March 2018

Ingenuity Breakfast Event


We are delighted to welcome Richard Blackmore, East Midlands Regional Director for the CBI and Professor Paul Mizen, Professor of Monetary Economics at the University of Nottingham, to this Ingenuity breakfast event, where we will be focusing on the theme of ‘Prosperity in a Time of Economic Uncertainty’.

The CBI represents the views of member businesses to policymakers to deliver a healthy environment for businesses to succeed, create jobs and ultimately, drive economic growth and prosperity. Its relationship with 190,000 businesses of all sizes across the UK gives it a unique insight into what Brexit means for UK prosperity. Richard will be sharing some of this insight into how the current landscape of uncertainty is affecting small companies and some thoughts on what, if anything, businesses can do to prepare themselves to weather the storm of uncertainty.

Immediately after the Brexit vote, Professor Paul Mizen in the School of Economics, University of Nottingham and Professor Nicholas Bloom of Stanford University, the Bank of England and HM Treasury, set up a Decision Maker Panel survey of senior executives from across industries and from around the country to assess the impact of substantial UK and international economic uncertainty – the responses to which are now informing the Monetary Policy Committee, BEIS and HM Treasury. Since August 2016, this panel has collected information on how business conditions are changing – drawing from this, Paul will share some initial observations.

For anyone managing a business in 2018, this is an event not to be missed. Join us for great networking, a hearty free breakfast and insights into a subject that is impacting all small businesses today.

Our speakers

Richard Blackmore
Regional Director for the East Midlands, CBI

Richard has been Regional Director for the East Midlands since March 2016, having previously worked as the CBI’s London Assistant Director, working with global infrastructure, manufacturing, engineering and technology companies.

Prior to joining the CBI, Richard has over 15 years working in the leisure industry. He has partnered with a number of major operators, from trade associations to sports governing bodies.

Professor Paul Mizen
Professor of Monetary Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

Paul has been in the School of Economics at Nottingham since 1992 and is currently Professor of Monetary Economics and Director of the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics.

He is a consultant at the Bank of England and a former visiting scholar at the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the Bank for International Settlements and the International Monetary Fund. He has taught in the University of Vienna, the European University Institute, Florence and Princeton University. He is Chairman of the Money, Macro and Finance Research Group, and the Principal Investigator on the Bank of England’s Decision Maker Panel.

The programme

07:45 – 08:10       Registration, breakfast and networking
08:10 – 08:15       Welcome and introductions
08:15 – 09:00       Keynote
09:00 – 09:10       Q&A
09:10 – 09:30       The Shop Window
09:30…                  Networking – for those that want to stay on

State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and is part of the Enabling Innovation Programme. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is £100, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants.

The ‘Shop Window’

The Shop Window is your chance to take the floor to make a brief presentation to the room about something you are looking for help with.

From the University? If you have a business-facing project or want to work with local small and medium-sized businesses as part of your research, this is your opportunity to make contact with business owners. Our network members are already interested in what happens at the University and may be interested in participating with your initiative.

From a business? Sorry, but the Shop Window isn’t the time for a “60 second pitch”. Feedback from our network members tells us that our businesses want something different from Ingenuity. But it is your opportunity to do some research of your own: request volunteers for new product or service trials, ask if anyone has any recommendations for difficult-to-find suppliers, or simply share some news that the audience might not find out about otherwise.

If you would like to participate in the Shop Window just drop us a line.

The venue

Sir Colin Campbell Building, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU

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