Sheffield City Region Chambers to co-host post EU-Referendum economic review

4th July 2016

The impact of Brexit on Sheffield City Region businesses will be debated against the backdrop of the latest Quarterly Economic Survey results on Tuesday 12 July at Ringwood Hall Hotel, Chesterfield.

Businesses from across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire are invited to a free breakfast event to network and be the first to hear the Quarter 2 results of the economic survey that was conducted by the region's Local Enterprise Partnership, four Chambers of Commerce and Sheffield University Management School, and sponsored by RBS South Yorkshire & North Derbyshire. Over 300 regional businesses completed the survey during the run-up to the EU Referendum and the results are  expected to give an indication of the confidence felt by local firms before the vote and immediately afterwards. A summary of the latest economic results will be delivered by Prof. Andrew Simpson, Sheffield University Management School, before a panel discussion is held on the EU referendum and its impact on businesses. Focusing on stability and investment in the SCR economy, the panel will feature Scott Knowles the Chamber's Chief Executive, Nigel Brewster Vice-Chair of the Sheffield City Region LEP, Jon Burrows Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, Alex Henderson Director of George Jowitt and Sons, Martin McKervey of Nabarro and Steve Roberts Director of Fripp Design and Research. The discussion will give business leaders the opportunity to talk openly about their economic concerns following the EU Referendum outcome. The Chamber aims to provide guidance and leadership at a time when firms are calling for practical information affecting their operations, and to capture the key business concerns that require the Government's immediate attention. Also on the agenda will be a panel discussion on the importance to business of superfast broadband and the progress of the Government's programme to roll it out across the region. The panel will feature Robert Rowan - Programme Manager at Digital Derbyshire, Natalie Ward - Programme Manager for Superfast South Yorkshire, Dr Trevor Higgins - Regional Partnership Director (Yorkshire and the Humber) at BT, Ian Snow Director at Central Technology and Jon Egley, Manager at the Chamber's eBusiness Club. In addition, businesses will be invited to take part in a consultation on devolution, with a focus on the Sheffield City Region. This free QES breakfast event is on Tuesday 12 July, from 8am to 10.30am at Ringwood Hall Hotel, Brimington, Chesterfield, S43 1DQ. Register at www.screconomy.org.uk All businesses are invited to complete the next Quarterly Economic Survey from 22 August to 12 September 2016 and to attend all quarterly breakfast events.  Visit www.screconomy.org.uk

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