How Brexit, The US (Clinton v Trump) Election & Bank of England Interest Rate predictions will affect us all in 2017 and beyond.
Friday, 2 December 2016 from 07:30 to 09:30 (GMT)
Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club
Following our last (incredibly accurate and insightful) Pre-Brexit Big Breakfast in June, EDBI are once-again staying with finances for our next event. We are delighted and privileged to welcome Leigh Stephens, Director of Investment Specialists at Close Brothers to guest speak on December 2nd. He will bring his tremendous knowledge to bear on some very relevant topics including;
- The US Election result and potential impact on the UK
- Brexit - 6 months on and what is the long term financial impact?
- Bank of England base rate predictions & Effects
- What will be the effect on the pound, in both the short term and the longer term?
If you have a business - this is for you.
If you are thinking of investing in anything - this is for you.
If you have a pension - this is for you.
If you have a mortgage - this is for you
If you have any savings or investments - this is for you
We like to keep our events small, informal and friendly so, as usual, there are ** ONLY 50 PLACES AVAILABLE so please book early to avoid disappointment **
Tickets are £7 (payable here) - with all profits going to our chosen charity The Project (theprojectyp.org.uk/) but please remember to bring £13 to Woodbury to cover the cost of your breakfast on the day.
Leigh Stephens Chartered FCSI, FCMI, FInstSMM
Leigh is the Managing Director of the Investment Specialist team within Close Brothers Asset Management. He brings 29 years of investment management and private client fund management experience, alongside specialising in multi-asset investment management over the last 20 years. Leigh has been a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Private Wealth and HSBC Private Bank Investments, with previous Divisional Director positions at Investec Wealth within international fund management and Brewin Dolphin.
Additionally Leigh has also chaired investment committees within Brewin Dolphin and was a member of the executive discretionary fund management committees at both HSBC Private Bank Investments and Deutsche Bank Private Wealth (London). He holds the CISI Diploma and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a Chartered Wealth Manager. Leigh is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing.
We look forward to welcoming you to Woodbury on 2nd December.
EDBI (East Devon Business Initiative)
The EDBI (East Devon Business Initiative) is a non-profit making, business club and referral group made up of enterprising small and medium sized businesses in the East Devon and Exeter areas.
We aim to offer something different to other groups - put aside any of your traditional views about 'networking' and enter a scene where the emphasis is nurturing relationships, rather than forcing referrals....
EDBI offers the value added extra of business support and advice as well as a regular schedule of informative and inspirational speakers. Every member has a chance to give a short presentation on their own business so that fellow members can speak knowledgeably about them when coming across a possible lead.
At EDBI we emphasise getting to know and supporting each other in our businesses and maximising business growth opportunities through member referrals. We do have a structure to our meetings and manage the group on a professional basis but the atmosphere remains very friendly and completely 'unstuffy'. We build trust in each other and foster relationships on business and a social level, believing that people buy from people.
The EDBI is currently one of the largest non-profit making business support groups with a healthy, growing membership and avoiding internal competition by allocating membership to only one in each business category.
The Friday EDBI weekly breakfast meetings are held from 7.30 - 9am leaving you with plenty of the day to still effectively run your business. Meetings take place at Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club which offers EDBI members excellent meeting facilities as well as fantastic discounts on leisure memberships as well as the chance for some of our golfing enthusiasts to tee off following our meetings.
Every year the EDBI likes to support and raise funds for local charities. This year we have chosen to support the project.
Why Not Come Along...
You don't need to wait to be invited if you want to come along as a guest to one of our breakfast meetings just contact April and see the benefits for yourself.
Since our first official EDBI breakfast in September 2009 interest in the group and membership growth has exceeded expectations; we now have over 30 members. There is no pressure to bring along guests but every week we have one or more guests attend one of our networking breakfasts.
We regularly invite outside speakers to come along and impart their knowledge and advice.
For a list of forthcoming events and presentations throughout the year please check our EDBI Meeting Schedule for further details.
The EDBI weekly networking breakfasts are held at Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club. These are exciting times for the EDBI as there are major plans to further increase membership. It would appear that we are on to something good and obviously doing something right. It was therefore felt that we needed to look for an alternative venue, one that would cope with the expected increase in club membership but also offer both EDBI members and guests excellent meeting room and function facilities as well as the chance for some of our golfing enthusiasts to tee off following our meetings. For further information view the Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club website.