TheCityUK National Conference

Our next National Conference will take place in Birmingham on Tuesday 26 November 2024.

To register your interest in attending, please contact our Events Team, who will be in touch when details are available. 

National Conference 2023 highlights

Our National Conference 2023, sponsored by PwC and interactive investor, took place in Manchester on Thursday 23 November, welcoming a fantastic line-up of speakers.

Alongside the new Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Bim Afolami MP, we heard from Treasury Select Committee member, Dame Angela Eagle DBE MP, and Lou Cordwell OBE, Chair of the Greater Manchester Business Board.

We also had a great conversation with Dr Carol McNaughton Nicholls from Thinks Insight & Strategy, who talked about their latest research on policymaker and public perceptions of the industry, as well as two lively panel sessions. The first of these focused on how collaboration and innovation can develop the talent and skills companies need to grow; the second considered how financial and related professional services can enable growth across all regions and nations of the UK 

Watch the full recordings of all of the sessions below:



Chair’s welcome

Anne Richards DBE, Board Chair, TheCityUK

Panel session

How collaboration and innovation will equip people, communities and companies with the skills they need to grow

Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK (Chair)

Lamiece Abdalla, Head of Human Resources, Europe, Vanguard

Aster Crawshaw, Senior Partner, Addleshaw Goddard

Susie Holmes, Financial Services Lead Partner in the North, PwC

Robin Farley, Partner, Financial Services Practice, Odgers Berndtson and member of TheCityUK Next Generation Leadership Council

Trust and reputation

Presentation followed by Q&A

Dr Carol McNaughton Nicholls, Managing Partner, Thinks Insight & Strategy

Emma Reynolds, Managing Director for Public Affairs, Policy & Research, TheCityUK

Download Carol's slide here.

In conversation

Sam Booth, CEO of pro-manchester and Deputy TheCityUK Chair in the North West

Lou Cordwell OBE, Chair of the Greater Manchester Business Board

Keynote speech

Bim Afolami MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Panel session

Financing the future: How can financial and related professional services act as the engine of growth in every region and nation of the UK

Armoghan Mohammed, Regional Chair for the North, PwC (Chair)

Natalie Boswell, Regional Development Director (North East) for Lloyds Banking Group

Steve Lomas, Managing Director of Banking and Investments, UK Infrastructure Bank

Richard Wilson, CEO, interactive investor

Christine Wood, Head of Office for the North East and Cumbria, Aon UK

Keynote speech

Dame Angela Eagle DBE MP, Member, Treasury Select Committee

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