When the UK economy was officially declared in recession back in January 2009, few among us thought we would still be here two years on, or that the wounds would still be so raw today as they were back then.
Two years in, with a new government in place in London, an election coming round the corner in the Republic, and our own Assembly election on the way in the Spring - many are asking how long will it take for some semblance of normality to return: or is what we are experiencing the new business as usual?
Leading chartered accountants and business recovery advisors, Cavanagh Kelly, are pleased to announce a series of seminars which will provide you with the guidance you need to ensure your business is best placed to come through the recession, and indeed be placed at the forefront of your sector to ensure sustained success when the tide turns.
With leading economic commentators present at each event, attendees will hear first-hand how the economy is currently performing, what the horizon holds in terms of economic outlook, and which sectors are outperforming others.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn from specialist advisors
Cavanagh Kelly on how struggling businesses have been helped to restructure and rebuild in challenging times and successfully survived to come through much leaner and meaner than before.
There will also be an opportunity to hear what funding opportunities are available for businesses across all sectors.
Spaces are limited - to register your attendance, please reply to
Venues & Dates:
KILLYHEVLIN HOTEL @ 7.30pm
TUESDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 2011
Guest Speaker: John Simpson, Economics Specialist
GLENAVON HOUSE HOTEL @ 8.00am
THURSDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2011
Guest Speaker: Philip McDonagh, Independent Economist
WHITE HORSE HOTEL @ 8.00am
TUESDAY 1st MARCH 2011
Guest Speaker: Richard Ramsey, N.I. Economist with Ulster Bank
EUROPA HOTEL @ 8.00am
FRIDAY 4th MARCH 2011
Guest Speaker: Angela McGowan, Chief Economist with Northern Bank
Our Guest Speakers are all leading commentators on the Northern Ireland and global economies. Cavanagh Kelly’s team of specialist advisors will also be present at the seminars to assist with any questions.
John is a Business Analyst and Economics Specialist, he is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster, and formerly a senior lecturer at Queen's University, Belfast. He writes regularly for the Belfast Telegraph and is a widely respected commentator with regard to the Northern Ireland economy. John has held a number of public posts in the past including Chairman of the NI Committee of the Citizens Advice Bureaux, Chairman of the Eastern Health and Social Services Board, Chairman of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland, member of the National Lottery Charities Board and Chairman of its’ Northern Ireland Committee.
Philip is an Independent Economist and regular commentator on the local economy and future prospects. He previously worked as a Senior Management Consultant and Chief Economist with
PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He is Chairman of the NI Statistics Advisory Committee. Philip is currently one of Northern Ireland's Charity Commissioners.
Richard is Northern Ireland’s Chief Economist with Ulster Bank NI
Economics, with responsibility for providing analysis and commentary on all aspects of the NI economy including financial markets. Before joining the Bank, Richard spent 10 years in the public sector – including spells as Principal Economist at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and with Invest NI. He also held a number of economist posts within the Department of Finance & Personnel.
Angela is Chief Economist with Northern Bank. She joined Northern Bank from the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ERINI) where she was Senior Economist. She has 13 years' experience in the economics field, having previously worked in the Department of Economics at Queen's University and the former Northern Ireland Economic Council. Her role is to provide analysis and commentary on Northern Irish, and global economic trends, in particular those elements of economic performance which impact the Bank's personal and business portfolios.