2015 has seen continued economic growth across Scotland and many businesses are once again focusing on growth rather than just survival. This changing economy brings new opportunities to businesses in the Falkirk area, but real and potential instabilities from the wider European and global economies could threaten growth. Changes in Scotland’s economy – good and bad, impact on us all.
Join us for this free breakfast seminar at Falkirk Business Hub on Thursday 19 November 2015 to hear the Bank of England’s local agent, Will Dowson discuss the challenges and opportunities around Scotland’s changing economy. As the Bank of England Agent for Scotland, Will’s role is to assess the prevailing economic and financial conditions and to explain the Bank’s policy decisions to local businesses, industry and labour groups.
With rising personal incomes and improved credit availability driving demand across the economy, the seminar will address many of the new challenges facing businesses, such as recruitment difficulties and rising labour costs, as well as a shortage of key employee skills.
The seminar will start at 8am with breakfast and networking and close at 9:45am, with attendees offered a free business clinic immediately after the event.
Chaired by Ross Martin, Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, the seminar will also outline a number of the real-world financial and legal implications from this changing economy. Andy Drane, partner at law firm Davidson Chalmers, and Carol Wright, partner at Springfords accountants, will present their commercial insights and practical advice and host a free business clinic for attendees to further discuss any business concerns.
There is no charge to attend this breakfast event, but as places are limited please register by emailing your name and company to firstname.lastname@example.org.