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TMA Manchester and North West would be delighted if you can join them at their next event on Wednesday 26th September, kindly hosted by Begbies Traynor.


Join us for an evening with our speakers Christian Spence (Economic Analyst at Manchester Metropolitan University) and Brian Sloan (Bank of England).

Christian will discuss how businesses across the North West are managing the challenges caused by the current economic uncertainty and Brian will provide an update on the Bank of England’s current view of the economic outlook for the North West and nationally.


About the speaker/s

Brian Sloan - Bank of England

Brian was appointed as Deputy Agent for the North West in May 2013.

He has worked as Chief Economist at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Economics and Tax Policy Adviser for the British Chambers of Commerce.

His qualifications are a first class engineering degree, and both an MBA and PhD from Manchester Business School. His research interest was modelling small and medium sized business taxation. He is also a Chartered Engineer and member of the Society of Business Economists.

Brian’s interests include travel and bass guitar. Originally from Barrow-in-Furness, he currently lives in Bolton.

Christian Spence

I’m a Reader in Economic Analytics at Manchester Metropolitan University, based full-time within the Future Economies University Research Centre. I research regional economies, local government (and finance), devolution and industrial strategy using data, analytics and visualisations to better understand and support regional economies.

During my career, I’ve worked in both the public and private sectors, in local government and in think tanks, as well as for lobbying organisations.

I live in a small village in the Pennines with my partner and our two cats.

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