An Audience with Lord Karan Bilimoria, President, CBI

An Audience with Lord Karan Bilimoria, President, CBI An Audience with Lord Karan Bilimoria, President, CBI

02 July 2021


10:00 - 11:30



An Audience with Lord Karan Bilimoria, President, CBI

Join CBI President, Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL, at this exclusive event for senior business leaders in the North West, brought to you in collaboration with our strategic partner, Lloyds Bank.

Focusing initially on the importance of a long-term economic plan for the UK and then on the value of ‘reviving regions’ in delivering this plan, Lord Bilimoria will provide first-hand intelligence from his engagement with government as well as his unique insights on the economic and business landscape, and what future developments could mean for your business.

The twin shocks of COVID-19 and Brexit coupled with structural changes driven by the transition to net-zero and technology offer an opportunity to deal with persistent challenges around productivity, and regional and social inequality head on.

In these unprecedented times, an unprecedented response is required. We will also be joined by:

  • Scott Barton, Managing Director, Corporate & Institutional Coverage, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
  • Gary Chapman, Director and Co-Head of North Region, Corporate & Institutional Coverage, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
  • Hannah Richmond, Principal Policy Adviser, CBI
  • Damian Waters, Director, CBI North West

Key topics that will be discussed include:

  • How to turn Build Back Better from a shared aspiration into a national success
  • Growth priorities for the North West
  • What next for devolution and the LEP review

We will be collating questions pre-session, therefore, please email with questions you have for our Q&A.


  • Get up to date with the latest insights, from some of the most important stakeholder engagements the CBI is having
  • Join expert led conversations that will tackle the challenges affecting business
  • Access up-to-the-minute intelligence
  • Connect with like-minded individuals that are experiencing similar challenges in today’s business environment
  • Ensure your voice is heard at the highest levels of the CBI by sharing your personal views and experience.

We are delighted to be working with Lloyds Bank as our strategic partner for this event, please find further speaker information below:

Scott Barton joined Lloyds Bank in 2017 and is responsible for the CIC business which leads with a sector and relationship focus. Scott is also the sustainability lead for the Commercial division.

Gary Chapman joined Lloyds Bank in 2008 to establish a leverage team in the North of England. He has since worked on a wide range of debt financings for large corporates and infrastructure assets across the North. He is also the Sustainability lead for the North region. Gary is a qualified accountant and prior to joining Lloyds was an M&A Director with BDO in London specialising in business sales, MBOs and corporate acquisitions.


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Roger Justin

Roger Justin

Events & Sponsorship Manager - North West/Yorkshire & Humber


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