KEY BUSINESS LEADERS IN THE UK TO SPEAK AT INVESTMENT SHOW

News Release

26th March 2012

Business leaders from the Bank of England and the Government’s investment team will talk about the latest forecasts for the UK’s economy and offer advice on bringing in foreign contracts at this year’s Lincolnshire Property and Business Investment Show.

Terry Mankertz from the foreign direct investment hub at UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) will speak at the show on Wednesday 28th March alongside Alastair Cunningham, the East Midlands Agent for the Bank of England.

Mr Cunningham said: “I’m looking forward to this chance to give an off-the-record presentation on the Bank of England’s latest forecast for the UK economy. I plan to cover any prospects for inflation and activity that may be possible as well as the main risks facing the economy.

“I and other agents have also been talking with business contacts around the country so I can share some of their stories about the challenges they’ve faced and how they overcame them.”

Mr Mankertz, who heads up the Fast Track section for UKTI’s Investment Services Team, said: “The Fast Track model was created to provide swift and concentrated advice, information and connections to overseas investors from across the world and across all sectors, with a view to getting them up and running in the UK as quickly as possible. At the show I will outline the structure of the IS team, its working methodologies and how the team interacts with partners in both the public and private sectors.”

It is expected numbers for the event at the Lincolnshire Events Centre will top the 550 people who attended in 2011, show organiser Martin Freeman said.  “The real key to this event is that we’ve just heard the Budget, so people will be in the process of assessing their financial situation," he said.  "This will be an ideal time for them to hear about how the markets are working and how they might be able to grow as a business.

“We’ll have Terry to talk specifically about inward investment and why foreign investors would and should consider working in Lincolnshire, and Alastair will be able to offer his insight into the latest forecasts for the UK economy, something I know has been a real pull for people registering to attend. I’m confident we’ll have a hugely successful show and people will go away feeling positive about moving forward.”

Seminars will also be led by Ursula Lidbetter, Chairman of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, with the financial seminar in the afternoon being led by Streets Accountants. The event is sponsored by Invest Lincolnshire, the investment arm of Lincolnshire County Council.

Jill McCarthy, Business Investment Manager at the authority, commented: “We are expecting good things for Lincolnshire as a result of this show. Professionals such as solicitors, accountants, chartered surveyors, property agents, construction consultants and architects will get the chance to meet their peers while also learning how they can help grow their own businesses or invest in Lincolnshire.

“Those attending will also get the chance to find out more about the work the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has been doing.”

The event takes place from 9.30am until 3pm on Wednesday 28thMarch 2012. Entrance to the exhibition and seminars is free and seminar places can be booked at

www.businessshowsgroup.co.uk/online_booking.asp

Visit www.businessshowsgroup.co.uk to view exhibitor lists and pre-register free delegate entry for exhibition and seminars online.

For exhibitor enquiries contact martin.freeman@showbizgroup.co.uk

Notes to editors

  • The third Lincolnshire Property & Business Investment Show is part of a series of events in the midlands and north of England which create an environment for professional service providers and potential inward and indigenous investors. The events are organised by East Midlands Business Shows for www.businessshowsgroup.co.uk . To find out more call 0775 466 4523.
  • Invest Lincolnshire delivers a wide range of services that promotes Lincolnshire as a place to live, work, invest and visit. It is a partnership of Lincolnshire County Council, the seven Lincolnshire district councils and local intermediaries including property agents and developers.
  • UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. Visit http://www.ukti.gov.uk/home.html for more.
  • The Bank of England stands at the centre of the UK's financial system and is committed to promoting and maintaining monetary and financial stability. It has statutory responsibility for setting the UK's official interest rate.

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This will be an ideal time for delegates to hear about how the markets are working and how they might be able to grow as a business.
Show organiser Martin Freeman
We are expecting good things for Lincolnshire as a result of this show.
Jill McCarthy, Business Investment Manager at Lincolnshire County Council