Papplewick to host economic conference

A general view of the Bank of England in London ahead of today's decision on interest rates and quantitative easing. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 6, 2014. See PA story ECONOMY Rates. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
A general view of the Bank of England in London ahead of today's decision on interest rates and quantitative easing. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 6, 2014. See PA story ECONOMY Rates. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Business leaders and politicians are gathering in Papplewick tomorrow to discuss the state of the UK’s economy.

The East Midlands State of the Economy Conference takes place at Goosedale Conference and Banqueting, and Liz Fothergill, president of the Chamber of Commerce, will give the opening speech.

Rhys Herbert, senior economist at Lloyds Banking, will discuss the global outlook, while Sadia Sheikh of Experian, will discuss current trends in the East Midlands and Naomi Clayton, of Centre for Cities, will ask how our cities can drive the East Midlands forward.

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke, MP for Rushcliffe, will set out what a Conservative Government would do for East Midlands business, while the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East, will make the case for Labour.