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Business Leaders Lecture: Ian McCafferty, Monetary Policy Committee Member, Bank of England

Business Leaders Lecture Series - "Where Next for Business Investment?"

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  • From: Wednesday 22 January 2014, 5.45 pm
  • To: Wednesday 22 January 2014, 7.30 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Our popular Business Leaders Lecture Series welcomes many renowned business leaders to share their knowledge and expertise. Great companies have great leaders and learning from their experiences continues to be a tradition at Nottingham Business School

Nottingham Business School invites you to attend this Business Leaders' Lecture, by Ian McCafferty, Monetary Policy Committee Member at The Bank of England.

Lecture Title: "Where Next for Business Investment?"

Ian McCafferty looks at the conditions that need to be in place for a recovery in investment to take hold – animal spirits / confidence need to pick up; finance must be forthcoming; and firms need good reasons to invest (to replace existing capital and / or to increase capacity). The lecture argues that the investment recovery will be a little time in coming, consistent with the fact that investment is a "late cycle" component of Growth Domestic Product.


Ian McCafferty joined the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England in September 2012. Prior to his appointment, he had been Chief Economic Adviser to the CBI since September 2001.

He joined the CBI from BP, where he was Head of Macroeconomics. Previously, he spent ten years in the City, as Chief International Economist for both Natwest Markets and Baring Securities. Earlier in his career, he had worked for the CBI as Head of Economic Trends, following spells at The Economist newspaper and the International Chamber of Commerce, in Paris.

He is a member of the advisory board of the UK Innovation Research Centre, run by the University of Cambridge and Imperial College, London. He is a Fellow of the Society of Business Economists, and of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.

Ian McCafferty graduated from Durham University, and did his postgraduate work at the University of Amsterdam, culminating in the equivalent of an MA.



5.45 pm Guest Registration
6 pm Welcome & Introduction, Baback Yazdani, Dean Nottingham Business School
6.10 pm Business Leaders Lecture, Ian McCafferty, Bank of England
6.45 pm Questions & Answers
7 pm Drinks Reception
7.30 pm Close

Booking information


Our Business Leaders Lectures are free to attend, however places are limited. We recommend booking your place/s at this lecture as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book your place/s please register online.

Alternatively you may contact us at by email or telephone +44 (0)115 848 88732.

Tickets are not issued for this event, however a confirmation email will be sent approximately one week prior to the lecture date.

Location details


Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street


There is no parking available at the University itself, but there are many car parking facilities within a couple of minutes walking distance. The nearest car park is Talbot Street Car Park. If using this car park please exit onto Chaucer Street.

Travel Info:

If you are travelling to Nottingham by car the fastest and easiest way to get to the Newton building is by using the cities park and ride tram service. NET Trams depart every ten minutes from the Phoenix Park and Hucknall sites and takes you directly into the city within 20 minutes. The cost of a day travel ticket is £3.50.

The tram is also convenient if you are travelling by train. Trams also depart from Nottingham Train Station at ten minute intervals. You can alight at either the Royal Centre or Nottingham Trent University tram stop as they are equidistant to the Newton building.

For further information about the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) service please refer to their website.

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