Hurst Accountants


Centurion House,
129 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 3WR
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Lancashire Gate,
21 Tiviot Dale,
Stockport SK1 1TD
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Budget Live! Event set to be biggest yet

ACCOUNTANCY firm HURST has teamed up with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to host its biggest ever Budget Live event.

More than 150 entrepreneurs from across the north west are coming together to watch the Chancellor’s latest policy announcements and listen to expert analysis from a panel of the region’s high profile business leaders.

Confirmed speakers include: the Chamber’s chief executive Clive Memmott and chief economist Dr Brian Sloan; along with entrepreneur and chairman of HURST and several well known north west businesses, Mark Mills, and Ron Walker, founder of financial planning business, Clarion PLC.

Attendees from businesses including Cosatto, Meyer Group Ltd, Exedy Clutch Europe Ltd, Duff & Phelps and CES UK will be at the event.

The Budget Live takes place on Wednesday 21 March between 11.45am and 2:00pm at The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Tim Potter, managing partner at HURST said:

“The Budget is always a key date in the business calendar and Budget Live is fast becoming a must attend event for the Manchester business community. It’s now in its 5th year running – it just keeps getting bigger and better. Business owners from a range of sectors from manufacturing to professional services will be commenting on announcements as they’re made.

“The Budget 2012 is being touted as the most important Osborne has had to deliver. We’ll be analysing his announcements on business investment, employment and international relations. We’ll see if Britain really is ‘open for business’ as the Chancellor made out last year. The Budget always sparks quite a debate amongst our attendees – it’s a lively event!”

Dr Brian Sloan, Chief Economist at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said:

“Recent Budget Statements have made encouraging pro-business announcements but what exactly did they do for business? The Chancellor’s Budget Statement often needs interpreting and setting in context to understand what difference changes will actually make. The Chamber has called on the Chancellor to announce a small number of big policies that we feel can deliver stronger growth and a re-balancing of the UK economy. We’ll be on hand to discuss whether the Chancellor has done enough and what his announcements mean, clearing through the rhetoric and to the heart of the matter – how it will affect your business and the wider economy.”

HURST has three offices in Manchester, Stockport and London. It has 80 members of staff and 13 partners providing a range of services including business services, payroll, consultancy and HR. Clients include indoor snow attraction - the Chill Factore, furniture retailer Stocktons, Exedy Clutch Europe and Harman Technology, of Cheshire.

For further information or to book a place please email


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