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Pan Northern Political Briefing (YH, NW & NE)


20 March 2024


11:00 - 12:30




From Free


Pan Northern Political Briefing

2024 is set to be a bumper election year across the North. Candidates for Mayoral positions across Yorkshire and Humber, the North West and North East are in campaigning mode, jostling to be voices for their region. With a General Election also set to take place in 2024, there’s plenty of politics to cover.

Against a backdrop of a cost-of-living crisis, and persistent low growth, the CBI will be hosting a spring political download covering everything you need to know.

We will be joined by Nick Forbes CBE, political consultant and senior advisor at Strategy International. Nick is the former; Labour Leader of Newcastle City Council, Shadow Cabinet Minister under Kier Starmer (2020-2022), and Senior Vice Chair of the Local Government Assocation. He will share his views on the evolving political landscape and advice on how a new government could affect the environment in which businesses operate.

Attend this event to:
• Access CBI intel on government and opposition thinking, from the CBI’s latest political engagements.
• Get insights on the current economic outlook from the CBI.
• Understand how the public affairs industry is reacting to the political and economic instability facing consumers and business.

Speakers are:
James Sloan, Public Affairs Manager, Regions and Nations, CBI.
Mark Goldstone,
Head of Regional Policy, CBI.
Matt Bratton,
Deputy Regional Director – North East and Cumbria, CBI.
Beckie Hart,
Regional Director, Yorkshire & Humber, CBI.
Damian Waters,
Regional Director, North West, CBI.
Nick Forbes CBE,
Political Consultant and Senior Advisor at Strategy International.


The regions which will be covered in this event:

  • Yorkshire & the Humber
  • North West
  • North East

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Billie Heppell

Regional Administrator - North East