Ahead of his talk, Rob discussed the main themes of the debate; a panel which aims to address whether the UK financial markets are contributing to the emerging recovery in the UK and whether small businesses are beginning to gain confidence in light of recent economic news.
"There are plenty of indicators for fresh optimism for the UK financial markets," says Rob, adding, "It's clear the UK economy is going through somewhat of a resurgence."
During his appearance on the panel, held during one of the largest events for those working in the financial community, Rob hopes to address whether the initial recovery of the UK economy is sustainable. Indeed, he highlights the mixed fortunes of the UK manufacturing sector; an industry which, until 2011, was showing encouraging signs of recovery before three quarters of contraction in 2012.
"I believe that we need more evidence of sustained growth before getting too excited," he states, adding, "Although the past 18 months have shown signs of recovery again."
During the panel discussion, Rob will also discuss the emergence of new forms of lending. "The trend of growing awareness for non-traditional high street bank lending is growing," he asserts, referencing the increasing popularity of asset finance and invoice finance within the SME community.
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