Tuesday 27 September


4pm Registration and networking

4.30pm-5.30pm Speakers and panel

5.30pm Networking


Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge St, M3 3BT



Please contact events@thebusinessdesk.com for any enquiries.



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From world-class science and innovation to digital, tech and advanced manufacturing, North West cities have been seeing the fastest growth in the UK in recent years.

However, post-Covid there are new challenges that are causing medium to long-term uncertainties such as rising inflation and pressures on the cost of living that are weakening the economic outlook.

This seminar from TheBusinessDesk.com in partnership with Begbies Traynor will hear from the experts who will be able to provide their perspective on the economic landscape as we head into autumn.

As the post-pandemic recovery heads towards economic difficulties, businesses need to know what lies ahead.

There is much for the North West to get right – big transport and infrastructure challenges, big opportunities in energy and the green economy, and big questions about how we level up across our region.

The seminar will take place on 27 September 2022 at Manchester Hall. Networking will begin from 4pm, with our speakers on stage from 4.30pm-5.30pm, followed by the opportunity for more networking with our audience of business leaders, managers and advisers.

Panelists include:

John Ashcroft, Economics, Strategy and Financial Markets, The Saturday Economist

Lou Cordwell, Chair, Greater Manchester LEP

Philip Cox, Chief Executive, Cheshire and Warrington LEP









Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership Team

Tim Foster, Interim Strategy and Programme Director, Transport for the North

Gary Lee, Partner, Begbies Traynor