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This series of Finance Director Networks brings together experts from business and industry to share knowledge, best practice and ideas to take practical solutions into the boardroom.

We are pleased to welcome Ben Jones, Principal Economist at the CBI, to the region for our Finance Directors’ Network.

In an important year for the public finances, with the Comprehensive Spending Review due later in the year, we will look at the wider public finances which, with the recent reclassification of student loans, are not looking as good as previously thought. As CBI policy teams think about their plans, we want to hear members’ thoughts on which spending commitments should be prioritised. Ben will also give an economic update – after a better-than-expected performance in Q3 last year, how did the economy perform in the final quarter? What are the early indications for 2019 and what can we expect for the year ahead?

Through industry peer-to-peer sharing and learning, you will have the opportunity to address the key challenges affecting your industry. The Network is designed for those with a significant finance / commercial function in their job role. You will benefit from shared learning experiences, including key strategic insights from experts, and the opportunity to influence CBI policy. You will obtain takeaways which can be implemented into your business


Join us to forge new connections, gain thought-provoking insights and celebrate business success.

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