The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Monday, 25 January 2010

Nick Parsons returns to address the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

By: Murdoch MacDonald

EMINENT market analyst Nick Parsons (pictured below) will return to Ayr in March to update members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle about the current state of the international financial markets, and the Scottish, UK and world economies.

Members who were privileged to have been at the Circle meetings previously addressed by Nick Parsons in July 2008 and in March last year will be relishing the opportunity of hearing his no-nonsense, no-holds-barred approach to economic realities once again.

[Pictured left to right: Markets analyst Nick Parsons is welcomed to the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle meeting in March last year by South Ayrshire Council Provost Winifred Sloan and Norman Geddes, executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and senior partner at Ayr-based Frazer Coogans Solicitors. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD FULL-SIZE VERSION.]

Nick Parsons will be speaking at the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle meeting on Thursday 25 March 2010 at 11.30am. The meeting will be held in the boardroom of the Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centre in Alloway Street, Ayr, kindly arranged and hosted by managing partner Willie Mackie. A buffet lunch will be provided.

[Pictured left to right: Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centre managing partner Willie Mackie; Elite Ayrshire Business Circle guest speaker Nick Parsons; and Clydesdale Bank Treasury Solutions partner Neil Wilson.]

Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centre managing partner Willie Mackie said: “I am delighted to welcome Nick Parsons back to Ayrshire, where he has previously met with Ayrshire businesses and shared with them his thoughts on the UK and global economies. We are very keen to keep our customers fully informed regarding the wider economic situation, and I am sure Nick will encourage healthy debate once again in March.”

Nick Parsons joined nabCapital (like Clydesdale Bank, part of the National Australia Bank Group) in 2007 as Head of Markets Strategy, based in London.

He has over 25 years experience in Foreign Exchange and Money Markets, having previously held posts as Global Head FX Research, Head of Macro Research and Group Economist.

He is a regular contributor to CNBC, BBC, Sky, and Bloomberg News, and is frequently quoted by major newspapers and news agencies.

Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank is part of the National Australia Group. Clydesdale Bank was established in 1838 in Glasgow and has a proud history of innovation and support for Scottish industry and communities. With over 150 retail branches and a network of Financial Solutions Centres, Clydesdale is one of Scotland's largest banks. The Bank is currently expanding its operations into the South of England with its innovative Financial Solutions Centres, offering customers a highly integrated business and private banking service.

Yorkshire Bank

Yorkshire Bank was founded in 1859 in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Yorkshire Bank has 190 retail branches, a strong personal customer base and a growing business banking capability with 77 Financial Solutions Centres. Yorkshire Bank is a trading name of Clydesdale Bank plc, a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank Group of companies. Yorkshire Bank joined the Group in 1990.

Financial Solutions Centres

Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centres (FSC) offer Members a tailored range of business and private banking services under one roof. A team of specialist partners, each with considerable local experience, work together to provide Members with end to end solutions for their business and private banking needs. In addition to banking services, the FSCs also operate as a hub for local business, with a range of networking opportunities and meeting facilities available as a benefit of membership.

Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centre, Ayr is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.



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