Blacks Solicitors LLP

Yesterday we hosted a seminar in Manchester, in collaboration with LHV Bank.

We had the pleasure of hearing from Professor Trevor Williams, as he delved into economic trends and drivers, offering a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights from a seasoned expert.

Some key takeaways were:

The budget statement failed to address any of the UK’s long-term challenges, such as poor productivity, an ageing population and a housing crisis. Reforming planning has been bypassed, as has building more homes.

Cuts in spending and further tax increases await the next government. Lower inflation and lower interest rates help mitigate economic pressures.

Public and private investment spending growth will be weak in the next few years. Public spending is contsrained by high debt , a slow growing economy, and an ageing population. Reform of planning and infrastructure is vital.

Rays of good news are in a still-tight Labour market and low unemployment nexus, as the population ages. Technological change, climate change and an ageing population increase the scope for innovation to meet challenges by boosting productivity and in turn growth.

Thank you to everyone who attended, we hope you enjoyed it as nuch as we did.

Self Storage Association UK

It was such a privilege to attend The Self Storage Association UK annual conference this week to learn more about an industry which is absolutely thriving. A couple of my highlights …

The #selfstorage crowd are an extremely welcoming bunch and clearly conscious about their ESG credentials. It was brilliant to have so many great conversations about how Sunne can help self storage businesses on their journeys to #netzero, whilst also reducing their energy bills.

I especially enjoyed Trevor Williams‘ keynote, despite the ominous outlook for the UK! And I met Dean Booty, the legendary self storage podcaster…hopefully my invite to be on the pod is in the post?

For all those that we spoke to (and those that we didn’t), please do not hesitate to get in touch. We’d be more than happy to discuss your #solar requirements and how Sunne Energy can help!

Looking forward to next year!…

Andrew MacMillan Piers Cartright-Taylor

Patrick Clancy MRICS
Director at Thornbally and Sunne Energy

Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2023

Jagdeep Soor FIEP
Head of Strategic Partnerships – Promoting Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Social Mobility

CBRE – London Real Estate Conference

London Real Estate Conference | CBRE | 23 November 2022 | London

Thank you so much for your excellent contribution to my conference today.

Your insights and delivery were brilliant and captivating.

Well done. You are a class act!

Richard Smart
Managing Director, London
CBRE | London

Q2 Henley Global Citizens Report – more top tier earned media coverage secured

I wanted to let you know that we’ve had extensive coverage in top-tier media across the globe, so many thanks once again to you!
Here is a summary of the coverage, although I think there’s even more.
We have hit absolutely every top tier except the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Ilka Lane – Henley & Partners

Summary of coverage – article links

NACFB Commercial Finance Expo 2022

One week on from our CFE and whilst I know we caught up briefly on the day, I did want to drop you a personal note.

Thank you again for your insightful economic update and for participating in the panel session this was much appreciated.

Norman Chambers
Managing Director | NACFB

NACFB conference Adam Thompson

Dear Trevor,

Once again a huge thank you for joining us at MOM – Advisory Distributors this month.

Your presentation was very well received and the feedback from our delegates was very positive. Your roundtable session scored 4.5/5 with delegates reporting that it was thought provoking and you were an excellent subject matter expert! We will share the full analysis shortly.

To conclude, a huge thanks again for your contribution to making what we believe was a successful event.

Kindest Regards,
Gemma Case
Content Coordinator

Owen James – enabling financial services to do better business

Aon's FI Conference on the 24th April London

Hi Trevor,

On behalf of the Aon team I just wanted to reach out and thank you again for another fantastic presentation.
The quality of your presentation and your virtual delivery were truly fantastic and highly engaging!

Jason Disborough
Chief Commercial Officer – Enterprise
Chief Executive Officer – Multinational Clients (International)

Restructuring & Insolvency Conference – Wednesday 26 June 2019

Restructuring & Insolvency Conference - Wednesday 26 June 2019

Feedback from the event;

An insightful and layperson understandable breakdown of the world and UK economy from economist Professor Trevor Williams at the Equiniti Credit Services Annual Thought Leadership Conference.

We were provided with analysis of the current economic landscape and the possible impact of #Brexit on the UK economy.

Key Points on the World Economy

– Slow down in growth

– Lower Inflation

– Lower interest rates

Key Points on the UK Economy

– World economy has grown faster / higher than the UK.

– Economy recovering steadily since 2010, though it is a Services led upturn. However, manufacturing is in recession.

– Economy slowed as productivity growth rate has slowed.

– Uncertainty over Brexit has caused some businesses to curtail investment which has had a drag on growth.

– The UK is borrowing more so we need to maintain openness to encourage inward investments.

– Weak pound in comparison to US dollar and Euro is helping make UK more competitive.

#EQCS #Economy

SPG Forum, 1-2 November 2018

Feedback from the event.

 Insurance Institute of Leeds Leadership seminar

Insurance Institute of Leeds Leadership seminar - speakers Sian Fisher, Rob Northfield and Trevor Williams

Feedback from the event :
* Really enjoyed the event and the variety of speakers was great!
*Some great take-aways from all of the speakers.  Trevor in particular was excellent.
*Each of the speakers were very well chosen & really interesting. I took a lot from it & met some new and interesting people in the process.
*Excellent calibre of speakers, credit to the organisers
*the Q and A could have been more structured
*Very well run and very interesting. This was my first event and I will definitely attend future meetings.
*Was a great mix of interaction, finding out the facts and listening to real experiences. Great speakers and flow of the morning.
*Fantastic speakers
*Overall I really enjoyed the event.  All speakers were entertaining and although they were all related to the topic of leadership they were all very different and informative in their own right.
*A very informative morning and some useful tools to apply
*Very enjoyable and in parts thought provoking. I found all the sessions useful.
*Excellent mix of subjects that challenged and helped me grow as a leader
*Economists section was fantastic

revor-speaking-Insurance Institute of Leeds Leadership seminar, Dec 2018

‘Brexit and the Economy’ session at the 2018 CFO Conference

Dear Trevor
A very big thank you for your ‘Brexit and the Economy’ session at the 2018 CFO Conference.
A fascinating session, delivering thought-provoking analysis with pizazz and humour.
Having made the conscious decision to elevate the 2018 conference programme, which resulted in two previous sell-out events, I was delighted at the response from the delegates to the programme and quality of speakers. Feedback from delegates has been phenomenal with a 97% excellent and good rating for the day.
‘A super event yesterday. As a CFO it’s important to know what you don’t know. Yesterday’s event was what people need to help them fill the gaps. Thank you.’
Your session cut through the haze that is Brexit and was a perfect fit with the conference theme of ‘Transformational Leader’. And, I am very pleased to say also achieved a 88% excellent and good rating.
Very many thanks again.
Kind regards,

Matthew Rideout
Director, Business ICAEW


Hello Trevor
I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for your great presentation at the BAFA NAG conference yesterday. It was great to meet you and I hope we meet again when you are in Derby again.

Elaine Conway, BAFA Northern Area Group annual conference.

27 July 2018

It has been my pleasure to work with Trevor on a number of occasions over the past few years. He has delivered economic investment briefings with an accent on investment risk to professional audiences. They have always been keenly received and have generated a great deal of interest and debate. He is a very popular speaker.

Alan Burr, Chartered FCSI
Director Burr & Company Limited

CISI Risk Forum 2018

Dear speakers,

Following on from your successful appearance at the Risk Forum event yesterday, on behalf of the committee and our members I wanted to thank you for participating and taking the time you took to prepare brilliant presentations.

There was plenty of engagement from the audience and the feedback we had was very positive, everybody seemed to have smiles on their faces and there was plenty audience involvement.

Two points of feedback received today which I’d like to share with you:

  • Knowledgeable and super-charged performance by all speakers
  • Very enjoyable – excellent speakers!

Thanks again for all your efforts, you really helped to make the event a great success.

It was great working with you all.

Kind regards,

— Gokcen Kurtarici | Professional Forums Executive
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

BPF Annual Conference 2018

“Thank you for speaking at the BPF Annual Conference 2018 last Thursday, and for taking part in such a rich, thought provoking debate. We are very grateful that you were able to take the time to speak at the event, and have had very positive feedback from the attendees who enjoyed the event. Your contribution was vital in achieving this and we hope that you also enjoyed the experience.”

— Melanie Leech, Chief Executive Officer, British Property Federation

Trevor Williams with panel BPF Annual Conference 2018

LMA & LSTA Conference 2018 – Thank youLMA & LSTA Conference 2018 – Thank you

Thank you for speaking at our LMA & LSTA Conference on Wednesday – your support is greatly appreciated.

With over 400 members attending, the event was a great success. Feedback has been extremely positive in regard to this conference, especially in regards to your session.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to working with you soon.

— Darcie Bone, Events Manager, Loan Market Association


Trevor – many thanks for another excellent presentation! It was much appreciated by shareholders and sat very well next to Mark Boleat’s talk.

Albion Shareholders Seminar, Patrick Reeve, Managing Partner, ALBION CAPITAL


“Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the topic. Engaging speaker”
“Lots of good content”
“Hit the nail on the head in clear to the point discussion”
“Excellent presentation of what BREXIT actually means”
“Excellent look at issues relating to BREXIT”
“Very informative presentation”

— Presentation: Brexit one year on: What should we be thinking about?
41 Participants at the Risk Network conference in October gave Trevor a 90% rating of good/very good (70.7%).


“We have now been through the feedback forms from the conference and I wanted to let you know how much everyone particularly enjoyed your session, which received the best feedback of all of our sessions!”

— Kate Stephenson,  Consultant / Professional Support Lawyer:  Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP


“As always it was a delight to see you and have you involved with the Don’t Stop…Rethink event yesterday. We heard nothing but great feedback from many of the delegates to whom you presented to, an excellent start to the day so thank you for your efforts and enthusiasm.”

— Claire Jowers & The MIA Team  (Meetings Industry Association)


“As a postgraduate student in Cardiff Business School, I had the chance to attend your last two lectures in Cardiff about the Global Economy. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the great insight you gave us concerning the current hot issues. Your lecture gave me personally a lot of food for thought and great ideas for further research.”

— Dimitrios Poungouras


“Thank you for giving a fantastic talk at the University of Warwick last week. We received really great feedback from teachers and pupils with many of them saying that you gave their favourite talk of the day.”

— David Matthews, Head of Mathematical Programmes, The Training Partnership


On behalf of the planning committee for EuroGrowth 2016, I would like to thank you for your participation as a speaker during the Brexit: What’s Next keynote session.

The feedback from EuroGrowth delegates was extremely positive. Thank you for sharing your expertise with our delegates and being willing to volunteer time from your busy schedule.

EuroGrowth exemplifies ACG’s core values and its mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth – not just in Europe and the United States, but across 59 Chapters in 11 countries. EuroGrowth continues to bring top middle-market M& A professionals together for two days of intensive networking and thought leadership from industry experts.

Thank you for bringing your expertise to our gathering – it has been a pleasure working with you.

Christine Melendes, CAE
VP, Events & Partnerships
Association for Corporate Growth