The FSB Business Insight Breakfast visited Corby on July 20th to allow the Bank of England and local members to share insights on business conditions, key financial issues and more.
Chaired by FSB Area Leader and volunteer member John Hardwick, a range of businesses were represented by members from across Corby and East Northants to give valuable insight to the Bank of England’s Regional Agent Rosie Smith to use in her work, while Rosie could provide an insight into current trends and predictions from the Bank.
For the second time since a refresh of the format (including opening the event to non-FSB members), the local MP was invited to attend to hear insights on the key issues which are being faced by their local constituents.
Members were joined by Tom Pursglove, Conservative MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire, and Conservative Party Vice Chairman for Youth. Mr Pursglove outlined his key local issues including transport and skills.
During the meeting, Rosie asked members to discuss their issues around skills and productivity and a lively discussion ensued covering all aspects of investment around skills and/or new equipment, readiness for work in the next generation and the costs of retaining good staff.
The next Bank of England roundtable will be a lunch at FSB member Bakers Waste’s Leicester premises on 4 September; book via the East Midlands regional events calendar on FSBs website.