INtogether - Our Future in Europe with Baroness Sharon Bowles of Berkhamsted

The EU Referendum has, over recent months, been the biggest cause of media headlines and polarised debate in many years, and as we head towards 23rd June 2016 the country appears split, with large numbers still undecided.

The results of this seminal vote will have an impact on our country for generations, especially in the Midlands as the UK’s productive manufacturing heartland. Many are still asking for greater clarity and information. As Lib Dems we are keen to Stay In the EU, whilst also promoting real opportunities for debate and discussion around this vital topic – open to all interested parties.

We are therefore delighted to invite you to join our INtogether Referendum Discussion with Baroness Sharon Bowles of Berkhamsted on Monday May 16th 2016 at the iCentrum Café Auditorium, Innovation Birmingham Campus at 6.00pm. The event is free and open to all.

Well known as a high profile MEP serving in the European Parliament from 2005-2014, Sharon has been described as the most influential Briton involved in the development of European Union policy, one of the top ten most influential regulators in the European Union, and one of the most influential women in European and global finance. She made history by being elected as the first Liberal and first Briton to Chair the Parliament's influential Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON), a role she held until she stepped down in June 2014. She was at the heart of the EU’s response to the financial and Eurozone crisis and responsible for financial services, competition and tax, as well as the suite of economic and monetary policy that includes the public accountability of the European Central Bank. This gave her a unique experience as the only person engaged in depth in every financial services negotiation.

We should like to thank for supporting this event William McGrath, Founder Director, C-Suite Pension Strategies, where their purpose is in assisting companies deliver a balanced approach to pension costs whilst investing in productive growth. William is known to many in the Midlands business community, having spent 14 years to December 2015 as Chief Executive of FTSE-business, AGA Rangemaster plc.


6.00pm                                    Reception, iCentrum, Innovation Birmingham – Tea & Coffee
6.30pm                                    Welcome, William McGrath, Founder Director, C-Suite Pension Strategies
6.40pm                                    Presentation – The Case For and Against Staying In the EU
                                                Baroness Sharon Bowles of Berkhamsted
7.10pm                                    Discussion - Questions & Answers
7.40pm                                    Vote of Thanks, Martin Turner, Chairman, West Midlands Liberal Democrats
7.45pm                                    Canapes and refreshments
8.30pm                                    Close

NOTE: The West Midlands Liberal Democrats Business & Industry Group is open to everyone as a forum to encourage debate and discussion of all key events and activities affecting business competitiveness and the business environment in the Midlands.  Attendance or support of these events does not signify any formal relationship with the Liberal Democrat Party.

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May 16, 2016 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
iCentrum Auditorium Café, Innovation Birmingham Campus
Holt Street
Birmingham Science Park Aston
Birmingham B7 4BB
United Kingdom
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Beverley Nielsen · · 07791 301325

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