Chamber Chat with Mike Marcynski

October 26, 2021 - 12:00am

Chamber Chat with Mike Marcynski

Last week I attended an event hosted and run by the Preston and Lytham branches of Handelsbanken, together with their Lancaster branch, down at the Marriott Hotel in Broughton. The Chief Economist of Handelsbanken is James Sproule, appointed back in May last year, and he gave the talk on effectively the state of the economy and the outlook. James’s former roles have been as Senior Business Advisor to Boris Johnson, as well as Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors.

The talk was very upbeat about the economy and the future post-Covid and what was very special in these troubled times, was that Handelsbanken were able to run the event in the morning and again in the afternoon, and at the end of the day probably over 150 business delegates from all sections of industry took the time and trouble to attend. That says something about the drawing power of the speaker, as well as the thirst for information of all those business people prepared to meet up and network with like-minded individuals who  care about their businesses and the local and national economy. Actual networking is something we’ve all missed in these Zoom times.

To me that says it all about this area as a great place for business and living life.

Mike Marcynski is Chief Executive at Checkpoint, and a Chamber Ambassador.