The Sheffield City Region Chambers are co-delivering a major breakfast event to publicly unveil the latest intelligence from its Quarterly Economic Survey affecting those firms operating within the region.
Prominent guests from across the spectrum of local industry will appear as expert panellists, providing some invaluable insight as to how the latest results ought to be interpreted both now, and looking forward from a planning and investment perspective.
Against a backdrop of political instability and economic uncertainty following the outcome of the recent General Election, this particular session features a business briefing from the Bank of England, and examines the prevailing skills shortages inhibiting growth across the region.
08:35 Context – Greg Wright, Deputy Business Editor, Yorkshire Post
08:40 Sponsors’ address – Sheffield City Region / The Source, Meadowhall
08:45 Q2 2017 – the Economic Landscape: the latest intelligence – Prof Andrew Simpson, University of Sheffield Management School
09:00 The Cost of Doing Business – Alistair Cunningham, Bank of England
09:10 Panel discussion / Interactive Q&A on difficulties with recruiting, incentives and bridging the skills gap
09:50 Announcement of the winner of the Free Prize Draw – Doncaster Sheffield Airport
09:55 Concluding Remarks & Next Steps – Greg Wright, Deputy Business Editor, Yorkshire Post
10:00 Close / Networking