Senior representatives from more than 50 national and regional organisations gathered at Thrings’ offices in Bristol today (4 September) to hear the latest quarterly briefing from the Bank of England.
Stephen Collins, Bank of England agent for the South West, presented the Bank's latest forecast for the UK economy – as set out in its latest August Inflation Report – to invited guests at Thrings’ offices in the Paragon.
Thrings managing partner, Simon Holdsworth, and partners Jane Oakland, Colin Stratton and Kerrie Hunt joined directors and senior managers from leading accountancy firms, business support organisations, banks and commercial property consultancies to hear Collins discuss GDP projection, housing market activity, employment and productivity.
Also in attendance were Geoff Harding, the Bank of England’s deputy agent for the South West, and Mike Wiltshire, deputy director for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for the South Central and West regions.
Following Collins’ presentation, guests were given the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session, with Collins answering questions about the current state of the UK economy.