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Guest lecture to explore how the North is key to UK global competitiveness after Brexit


A guest lecture to be held at Leeds Beckett University will explore how the North is key to UK global competitiveness after Brexit.

Roger Marsh, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), will speak at the event, where he will talk about the Northern Powerhouse and the recently refreshed strategic economic plan for the Leeds City region. The lecture will also focus on the likely impacts from Brexit, and how the region can deal with this challenge.

The free event, which forms part of the Leeds Business School guest lecture series, will take place on Tuesday 10 October at 18:00 and will be held at Leeds Beckett’s Rose Bowl building. To book a ticket please visit http://bit.ly/rogermarsh

The LEP is the public – private sector partnership promoting the Leeds City Region’s interests on a national and international scale, helping enterprise and business to thrive and unlocking potential through partnership. Since becoming Chair, Roger has led the LEP through a period of significant transformation, securing the country’s largest Local Growth Deal settlement - bringing in excess of £1bn of investment to the region. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2015 for Services to Business and the Economy.

As a member of the HS2 Growth Task Force and West Yorkshire Combined Authority Board, Roger has played a prominent role in shaping the future of the region’s major transport infrastructure. Working in partnership with civic leaders, Roger continues to pursue the LEP’s vision to develop the Leeds City Region as an economic powerhouse, creating jobs and prosperity for all who live and do business here; both for Northern and national economic advantage.

Roger has managed change at the highest level of Government, major businesses and companies, implementing sensitive projects in times of transition and securing long-term financial health. Roger has built, led and been a member of, cohesive teams delivering impressive results.

Other speakers in the Leeds Business School guest lecture series include former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Professor Sir Charles Bean, Duncan Smith, Principal Trainer, Speaker and Director of specialist

consultancy iCompli® Ltd, Suzanne Robinson, Yorkshire and Humberside Managing Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP and Will Holman the Deputy Agent at the Bank of England.

For more details and to book your place at any of the events in the series, please visit www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events

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