Handelsbanken UK Chief Economist to speak at BMF Annual Conference

29 August 2023 

James Sproule, Chief Economist of Handelsbanken UK, has been confirmed to speak at the BMF Members’ Annual Conference on 21 September, where he will offer his perspective on the UK economy.  

Founded in Sweden in 1871, Handelsbanken is one of the world’s strongest banks with home markets serving corporate and private customers in Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and in the UK where there are now over 200 branches. At Handelsbanken, James is a trusted adviser to a wide range of the bank’s clients, as well as being an integral part of the bank’s broader risk management team.  

For much of 2019 James was a Senior Business Adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson prior to which he worked with several think tanks.  

He was the Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors between 2014 and 2017, before which he spent two decades in the City as an economist in merchant banks and consultancies, eventually helping to found the boutique bank Augusta and Company. 

James was also a visiting fellow in the Department of Management Economics at the London School of Economics for seven years.   

The BMF Annual Conference and black-tie Awards Dinner takes place on 21 September at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham. The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament and other social activities will be held on the previous day, 20 September at the Forest of Arden Golf Course.  

The BMF thanks our headline sponsor, Unilin Insulation, and further sponsors announced so far :  Azpects, BDA, Catalyst IT, Crosby Associates, Eazystock, Encon, Epicor, E Tupling, Forgefix, Intact Software, Kerridge, Mannock, Marsh Industries, Monument Tools, Plasson, Professional Builders Merchant, Wavin, the Worshipful Company of Builder Merchants and the Worshipful Company of Marketors.   

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