Gateley Plc’s Restructuring Conference focuses on helping businesses create resilience in an ever-complex world

Mark Gregory, EY's chief economist

Gateley Plc, the legal business of law-led professional services group Gateley, is bringing together a group of heavyweight speakers and thought leaders to explore how businesses need to build resilience in order to survive and be successful in an increasingly uncertain world.

The conference will be delivered in partnership with TheBusinessDesk .com and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

The event will see business leaders, entrepreneurs and experts assemble from the fields of economics, retail, manufacturing and cyber security, including Steve Richards, CEO of Casual Dining and Vanda Murray OBE, chair of the board at Marshalls.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel Deansgate in Manchester on Wednesday 31 October.

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A panel debate will explore what it means to be digitally resilient, the new data economy, the advent of artificial intelligence and the cyber security threat that businesses in the North of England are facing today.

Key note speakers include:
– Steve Richards, CEO of Casual Dining Group;
– Vanda Murray OBE, chair of board at Marshalls;
– Damian Waters, director of the CBI in the North West;
– Rob Clift, CEO, Institute for Turnaround (IFT);
– Mark Gregory, chief economist at EY; and
– Nigel Payne, non-executive director and chairman of public companies.

The panel debate will feature Ania Kubow, co-founder of Nimbla; Luke Freeman, director at FinTechNorth; Paul Mason, head of training and education at UK Fast; Andrew Avanessian, COO at Avecto; Peter Budd, commercial, technology & media partner at Gateley Plc; and will be facilitated by Michael Ribbeck, North West editor of An audience Q&A session will follow.

Stuart Tait, partner in Gateley Plc’s restructuring advisory team, said: “This year’s conference will focus on resilience and look at how some of the biggest businesses in the region are achieving this through the creation of sustainable long-term business plans that are able to keep pace with rapidly evolving working environments and technological developments.

“We’ll gather professionals from across the North of England to discuss how businesses can improve their working processes to navigate new challenges – like managing data in the new digital economy – and be as strong as possible in the face of upheaval. We’re looking forward to what will no doubt be an informative and engaging conference.”

‘Restructuring Conference 2018: Creating business resilience in an ever-complex world’ will take place from 8am-2pm on Wednesday, 31st October 2018 at Hilton Hotel Deansgate, Manchester.

The cost for a place at the conference is £85 +VAT per person, which includes lunch. CPD points will also be available.

Register your interest here.