Wednesday 30th June | 10:00am – 11:30am – Register HERE

Phil Eckersley of the Bank of England will present an “off the record” look at the UK economy.


All businesses that want to understand the growth and recovery strategy taking place in the UK economy, first hand from the Bank of England.


Hosted by Innovate UK EDGE, Phil Eckersley of the Bank of England will present an “off the record” look at the UK economy, drawing on the most recent Bank of England Monetary Policy Review. This will give insights into the current situation on inflation, employment and GPD as well as trends into 2021 and beyond.

During this webinar you will be provided an overview on:

• Bank of England’s view on the economy

• Understand the future economic trends and how to prepare for them

• Specialist support opportunities for businesses overcoming impacts from Covid-19


Phil Eckersley (Key Speaker), South East & Anglia Agent – Bank Of England

David Gill , Managing Director – St John’s Innovation Centre

Nathan March, Innovation and Growth Specialist – Innovate UK EDGE


• Economic overview including key economical drivers

• Impact covid had on the UK economy

• How the UK can bounce back post pandemic

• How to access Innovate UK EDGE innovation and growth specialist support to enable your business to grow and scale

Bank of England

The Bank of England is the UK’s central bank. They promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability.

Phil Eckersley – South East & Anglia Agent

Phil started with the Bank of England in 1987 having spent three years teaching economics and mathematics in SE London.

After four years working as a statistician on money supply data, Phil moved to the management’s accounts office in the Bank, providing detailed cost briefing to Governors and Directors.

In 1994 Phil joined the Bank of England’s agency network, between 1994 and 2002 acting as Deputy Agent in the South East & East Anglia moving on in 2002 to become Agent for Northern Ireland; then in October 2008 he was appointed to be the Agent in the South East & East Anglia.

St John’s Innovation Centre

St John’s Innovation Centre was founded in 1987 by St John’s College, Cambridge, the first pioneering business incubator of its kind in Europe. The Centre now provides almost 5,000m2 of managed workspace and flexible leases, currently occupied by around 87 companies and is also the base for around 350 virtual tenants, most of whom are also startups.

It aims to provide a dynamic and supportive environment to accelerate the growth of early stage knowledge-based companies with flexible accommodation, strategic business advice, training and introductions. It is located at the heart of the Greater Cambridge technology cluster, in which it plays a pivotal role, and is a Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) accredited by the European Business Network.

David Gill – Managing Director

David is Managing Director of the St John’s Innovation Centre Ltd in Cambridge. He previously set up and ran the Innovation & Technology Unit at HSBC Bank in London, before serving as an executive director of a venture fund focused on early-stage, technology-based investments. Educated at Cambridge, David Gill qualified as a barrister before working in corporate finance for US and UK banks. A Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California (2005), David is currently an Academic Collaborator at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing.

He is also the co-author of a number of publications on innovation, incubation and finance; and from 2008 to 2013 he was a member of the UK Department for Business Access to Finance Expert Group. David leads the strategic oversight of the National Pitchfest offer being delivered by Innovate UK EDGE.

Innovate UK EDGE

Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth. It complements Innovate UK project funding with intensive, specialist-led support for such ambitious businesses.

Each high-potential, innovative business in our portfolio benefits from the objective perspective of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist local to them. Our specialist considers a business in the round and, working closely with its leadership, identifies the most productive ways to accelerate its growth.

Nathan March – Innovation and Growth Specialist

A highly-experienced business professional with over 10 years of business advisory experience with a background in the public sector and corporate banking.

His role in Innovate UK EDGE is to support high-potential, innovative businesses achieve their growth ambitions through tailored innovation management, commercialisation, internationalisation and access to finance support.


10.00 – 10.05 Welcome – David Gill

10.05 – 10.50 Economic Presentation – Phil Eckersley

10.50 – 11.10 Innovate UK EDGE support for – Nathan March

11.10 – 11.30 Panel Q and A

Register HERE