Restructuring conference comes to the Midlands

Gateley's Restructuring Conference also took place in Manchester earlier this month

Gateley Plc, the legal business of law-led professional services group Gateley, is bringing together a group of regional heavyweights to discuss the turnaround, restructuring and lender environment in the Midlands and what macro-economic challenges there might be for the region in its ‘Restructuring Conference: Navigating complexity, change and uncertainty’, which is supported by

Professionals from across the business community in the Midlands, including the director for exports and investment for the Midlands Engine, will meet at The International Convention Centre on November 2 to explore the challenges facing businesses today and what they should be doing to prepare for the future.

A number of presentations will see speakers from the fields of business, economics, debt advisory, restructuring and private equity deliver a series of addresses, considering what steps businesses can take to navigate complexity, change and uncertainty. A panel debate will also look ahead to what future trading circumstances the region might expect.

Andy Dawson, Curium Solutions

Key note speakers include:
– Andy Dawson, managing director and co-founder of change management consultancy Curium Solutions, who has over 20 years’ experience working in the insurance and consulting sectors;
– Juliette Stacey, CEO of leading international bridge and engineering services specialist, Mabey Holdings, also the company’s representative on the Construction Council of the Confederation of British Industry;
– Peter Colman, partner at global management consulting firm Simon-Kucher & Partners, who has worked for corporate clients, private equity-backed companies and venture capital-backed start-ups across Europe and North America;
– Garry Wilson, executive chairman and one of the founders of Endless LLP, with over 20 years’ experience in transforming businesses and private equity;
– Mark Taylor, founder and managing partner of restructuring and business transformation firm Blue Sky Associates LLP, who leads and advises boards of private companies and public sector organisations dealing with a broad range of issues involving business change, turnaround and transformation; and
– Yael Selfin, chief economist at KPMG and head of KPMG’s macroeconomics consulting business.

A panel debate will also see Andy Dawson and Yael Selfin consider topics such as how exposed the Midlands is to macro-economic changes such as Brexit, the role of the Midlands Engine in promoting the region on an international stage and the opportunities that could arise from Birmingham winning the bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, as well as outlining their own personal experiences with turnaround.

They will be joined by Simon Hall, the director for exports and investment for the Midlands Engine region at the Department for International Trade, and Daniel French a restructuring partner from Gateley Plc. An audience Q&A session will follow.

Gateley’s Brendan McGeever

Brendan McGeever, restructuring partner at Gateley Plc and a member of the Institute for Turnaround’s board of directors, said: “Operating as the economic heart of our country, Midlands businesses are right to be concerned about the uncertainty that macro-economic factors, such as Brexit, can bring.

“Our Restructuring Conference will bring together professionals from across the region’s turnaround, restructuring and lender community to discuss how best for business to navigate new challenging headwinds.

“Of course, we also want to look towards the future and consider what opportunities arise from the role of the Midlands Engine and how we can work together to best promote the region. We’ll hear from the best in the industry on how businesses can evolve their working processes and re-shape themselves to be as economically strong as possible in order to be prepared for any potential upheaval. We’re looking forward to what should be an informative and engaging conference.”

‘Restructuring Conference: Navigating complexity, change and uncertainty’ will take place from 8am-2pm on Thursday, 2 November 2017 at The International Convention Centre, Birmingham. The cost for a place at the conference is £50 +VAT per person, which includes lunch. CPD points will also be available. Book tickets here.