'Interest'ing discussions

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Interest rates, skills shortages, apprenticeships, increasing use of technology and autonomy in agriculture and lack of quality commercial premises were amongst the topics that Bondholders were able to discuss with the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England at a recent Bondholder lunch.

Dr Ben Broadbent, who became the Deputy Governor in 2014, visited the event to understand more about the East Midlands to enable him to feed that back into the Bank of England’s governance team. He was able to talk directly to a select few Bondholders to understand the challenges they face in their businesses. 

Hosted by Bondholder Pentahotels and chaired by Marketing Derby’s Deputy Chair Lisa Richards from Bondholder Dains, the topic of conversation was varied and interesting with Bondholders able to raise any key issues being faced by their businesses. 

Talking about the discussion Dr Broadbent said:

“These types of meetings are important for us to gain an insight into the issues that companies on the ground are facing so that this can be fed back into the monetary policies.

It was great to have such a wide range of topics discussed.”