CEO of Charity Finance Group to join panel to discuss issues faced by Cambridgeshire businesses at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge

Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Charity Finance Group (CFG), is to join the interactive panel discussion to launch research by Cambridge-based accountants Price Bailey into issues affecting Cambridgeshire businesses. The event will take place at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge on 17th October.

The Charity Finance Group is the charity that champions best practice in finance management in the voluntary sector. Carron Bradshaw joined the CFG in 2010 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) where she was head of charity and the voluntary sector with responsibility for shaping the ICAEW’s engagement with the sector and delivery of technical and member support. Having trained as a Barrister, Caron, has held responsibilities for a wide range of areas from member services to policy work.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Price Bailey will again be partnering with Ipsos MORI to interview local business leaders on a variety of issues ranging from Brexit, business confidence, growth and exit strategies and other key challenges identified by businesses in Cambridgeshire. The report, Inside the Minds of Business Leaders, will be unveiled at the event.

The event will be marked by a panel discussion featuring, in addition to Caron Bradshaw, James Sproule, former Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors, Tim Pike, Deputy Agent for the South East and East Anglia at the Bank of England and Matthew Painter, Deputy Managing Director at Ipsos MORI Reputation Centre.

The panel will offer practical advice on how to navigate businesses through uncertainty, look at strategies for successful growth, competitive advantage and how to respond to market disruption from peers. The panel discussion will be followed by an interactive question and answer session where attendees will have the opportunity to ask panellists questions of direct relevance to their businesses. There will be extensive networking opportunities throughout the event.

Up to two hundred business professionals will attend the event and enjoy drinks and catering. The event will run from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm.