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Award-winning restaurant to welcome Bank of England speaker to lunch

A restaurant which has won awards for its food and service is now beefing up its corporate offer by hosting a series of business briefings starting with lunch featuring a speaker from the Bank of England.

1884 Wine & Tapas Bar will welcome Juliette Healey, Agent for the Bank of England in Yorkshire and Humber, as the main speaker for a lunch on Thursday 5 March – a week ahead of the budget. The restaurant will follow that with a series of breakfast briefings as it builds on its growing reputation as a business venue.

Ms Healey, the bank’s senior representative in the region, will highlight key issues for UK economic prospects over the next few years covering both consumer and business sectors as well as global activity.  Financial risks as well as economic shifts will be discussed, including issues such as climate change.

She said: “There’s so much to discuss – the impacts from structural change and political uncertainty as well as longer term impacts from issues such as climate change. I talk to many local Humber businesses but always appreciate the opportunity to connect with as wide a group as possible.  And there’s plenty going on in Hull for me to catch up on. I’m very much looking forward to hearing what local businesses have to say. It’s an opportunity to exchange views.”

1884 Wine & Tapas Bar, which is in its tenth year after opening as The Wilson in 2010 and unveiling its new concept in 2015, has welcomed business audiences for a variety of presentations in recent years including four events for the Viola Trust, breakfast meetings focusing on sport and culture and the Monday Night Supper Club, launched by business leaders five years ago. The restaurant is a member of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce and Marketing Humber.

Deborah Spicer, Director of 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar, said: “We work very closely with the regional business community and we are delighted that the IoD has chosen us for a series of events which is sure to attract an influential audience of business people, many of whom we know well.

“The event will provide a platform for us to develop our own corporate events which have been very successful in the past.”

The lunch is part of the new programme announced by the Institute of Directors (IoD) East Yorkshire branch and will begin at midday with tickets priced at £25 plus VAT for IoD members and £30 plus VAT for non-members.

Pat Coyle, Chair of IoD East Yorkshire, said: “These are interesting times for businesses and we are looking forward to hearing Juliette’s invaluable insights about the short, medium and long-term prospects for the economy. I’d urge business leaders from all sectors to join us for what promises to be a fascinating talk and discussion.

“1884 Wine & Tapas Bar is an excellent venue which provides the privacy and intimacy we need to address the subjects of the day in detail.”

Speakers will be confirmed in due course for the IoD breakfast events which will take place at 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar on Wednesday 13 May, Wednesday 17 June and Wednesday 15 July from 8.15am until 10am. Cost will be £12.50 per person and the events will be open to members and non-members.

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