Business and Accounting Review Invitation

Speaker profiles

Luke Morris Corporate Finance Partner Luke heads up Scrutton

Gavin Birchall Tax Partner Gavin is a specialist in property and land taxation and has acted for developers, charities, property investment

Julian Outen Partner, Head of Employment Law With over 20 years of

Bland’s Corporate Finance offering, a practice assisting

experience, Julian has a unique skill set, enabling him to advise and assist in complex Employment Tribunal claims as well as in High Court litigation for breach of contract or restrictive covenant claims. He represents clients from all over the UK, and many from the USA. Julian is also an accredited Workplace and Employment Mediator as well as a general Commercial Mediator.

entrepreneurs to buy, sell, refinance, reorganise and value their businesses. He has substantial experience advising a range of organisations from listed companies to complex international group, and has developed a particular interest working with owner-managed and family businesses. He is an Ambassador for the ICAEW, a role which sees him representing members of the profession in the region. Luke is a passionate advocate for trade, enterprise, job and wealth creation in the East of England and a frequent speaker and media commentator.

companies and individual landowners across the region. He also provides advice to family owned businesses and owner managed businesses on succession planning, business reorganisations, and tax efficient means of incentivising key employees. Gavin is a non-practising solicitor within Scrutton Bland.

Graeme Leach Former Chief Economist of the IoD Graeme is also a visiting professor of economic policy, a senior fellow of the Legatum Institute,

Jon Bloor Partner, Corporate Commercial Jon specialises in corporate and commercial, private equity, and banking

Scott Russell Owner and Founder, Paddy & Scott’s Scott is the founder and CEO of Paddy & Scott’s Coffee, prior to which he has built and

a member of the IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Committee and writes a weekly column for the City AM newspaper. In 2016 he founded macronomics a macroeconomic, geopolitical and future megatrends research consultancy. Previously he was Director of Economics at the Legatum Institute (2014-15) and Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the IoD (1998-2014).

and secured lending work. His areas of specialism include; mergers and acquisitions, share sales and purchases, business sales and purchases, private equity investment, banking and secured lending, IT and digital media, joint ventures and shareholders agreements and commercial contracts.

sold 4 companies valued at over £50m, been listed in the top 10 of the Sunday Times Tech Track three years running in 2007/8/9 (a feat only ever matched by Virgin Money). Former EADT East Anglian business person of the year in 2011 and in 2013 and in 2014 helped steer Paddy and Scott’s Cafes Ltd to become part of Accelerate 250, a community of the UK’s top companies geared for growth, proudly accepting the invitation from the Prime Ministers Enterprise Advisor Lord Young and ex Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy.

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