We are delighted to introduce you to Will Holman, Bank of England, deputy Agent for Yorkshire & Humber, who is part of our stellar guest speakers at this years annual OIAM Charity Business Lunch – Building For Success, Bradford 2019, at the Midland Hotel, Bradford on Friday 11th April 2019, 11:45am – 2:30pm.
We recently caught up Will to ask why supporting such an event is so important to him and what he hopes to speak about at this years OIAM Charity Business Lunch – Building For Success, Bradford 2019.
“I have now been working for eight years as one of the Bank of England’s two representatives in Yorkshire and Humber. I love living and working in the region, and it is a pleasure to be invited to speak at the One In A Million Charity Business lunch this year.
Bradford is one of the biggest commercial centres in the region, and has a unique character – I mean this in a good way! The local people I meet are proud to be Bradfordians, and they have an unflinching loyalty to the city. For me as a football fan, nothing shows this more than the fantastic crowds that City get at Valley Parade, through good times and bad. The city is not without its challenges, which is where One in a Million comes in, so I was delighted to be asked to support this annual event. I have three young children of my own and I know the importance of a good start in life. I hope businesses will get behind the event and fill the room.
In my keynote speech I will talk about the way the Bank of England is seeing the economy right now. I’ll cover the different parts of the economy, the important changes taking place, the outlook for interest rates and the position of the banking system. Of course, it will be an interesting moment in time to be doing this! I will also try to give a few personal thoughts on what’s happening locally”.
Will Holman is Deputy Agent for the Bank of England in Yorkshire & the Humber. Will’s job is to be the eyes and ears of the Bank of England in the region – talking to businesses and people in the region and hearing their experiences and their plans. This all gets fed in to the BoE’s policy-makers at Threadneedle Street in London. Before joining the Bank eight years ago, Will worked as an economist in the private sector and government. Most recently he worked at the communications authority Ofcom, setting the prices of regulated companies. Will holds bachelors and masters degrees in economics, and holds a deep interest in politics, business and finance. Away from central banking matters, Will loves sport, playing cricket to a strictly village-level standard, and following Watford FC in their Premier League matches across the north of England.
We look forward to having Will Holman as our Guest Speaker and you can click on the link below to register your place at OIAM Charity Business Lunch – Building For Success, Bradford 2019.