ECONOMY AND AMBITION CONFERENCE - Flintshire Business Week @ Soughton Hall
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ECONOMY AND AMBITION CONFERENCE - Flintshire Business Week @ Soughton Hall

ECONOMY AND AMBITION CONFERENCE - Flintshire Business Week @ Soughton Hall

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Soughton Hall

Northop, United Kingdom

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17.00 - 17.20
REGIONAL ECONOMIC GROWTH
Mersey Dee Alliance | Flintshire County Council

Opportunities for Business Growth in the Mersey Dee Area

The Mersey Dee Alliance is a partnership between Wirral, Flintshire, Wrexham and Cheshire West and Chester councils, Mersey travel with the FE and HE colleges and private sector. Its key aim is to grow the economy.

Presentation will cover

• Key economic strengths
• Challenges to growth and how we are addressing
• Growth/devolution deals
• Infrastructure investment priorities and plans to gain investment including Rail Task Force
• Skills needs and plans to address 

17.20 - 17.40
CROSS BORDER ECONOMY
Paul Hildreth Bartlett UCL University College London

Paul will speak about the results of his research on the Mersey Dee economy. He will provide insights from 56 interviews of multi-national and indigenous companies from across the area.  He will comment on what he learnt about appropriate policy to grow the economy of the area. 

17.40 - 18.00
LOCAL ECONOMY
Flintshire County Council

Flintshire – Positive About Business and Growth

Flintshire County Council as an enabler of economic growth in a challenging environment for local government

Presentation will cover

• How Flintshire performs as an economy compared to other parts of Wales/ North West/ Northern Powerhouse and our USP
• Our key priorities (including economic growth) and how we are performing
• Council reforms and financial challenges and our strategy to address
• Working in partnership with the business sector

18.00 -18.30
NATIONAL ECONOMY
Bank of England for Wales

The Bank of England’s Agent for Wales, Steve Hicks will present the bank's view on the National Economy, including the outlook for UK economic growth, labour market performance and expectations around prices. There will be a chance to ask questions at the end. 


18.30 - 19.00
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