CBI Chief to outline UK economic challenges

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Date: 20/06/11

CBI Director General John Cridland CBE will be making his first major speech in the region tomorrow, at the Leeds office of Business law firm DWF, where he plans to outline how the UK economy can grow in an era of fiscal austerity.

John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said: “The UK economic recovery will rely on private sector growth and the Yorkshire & Humber region will be a significant contributor.  The region has solid foundations on which to build, including a healthy manufacturing base, strong mid-cap presence and opportunities in future growth sectors like renewables”.

“The Government has done a good job by putting the public finances onto a firmer footing, but it must work harder to create the right framework to enable businesses to grow.”

The joint seminar will be attended by leading businesses from across the region, and will be hosted by Executive Partner of the Leeds DWF office, James Haddleton.

James Haddleton, Executive Partner of DWF Leeds said “We are really pleased John has decided to make one of his first visits as  CBI Director-General to the region to DWF and discuss one of the most important issues facing the region. It will be a great opportunity to understand what the challenges are for the private sector and how to encourage growth.”

The speech is the latest in a series of high profile seminars run by the Leeds office of DWF; recent speakers have included The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Jackson, Spencer Dale Executive Director and chief economist of the Bank of England and Former Education Secretary the Rt Hon Ed Balls MP.

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