This is an invitation to a round-table on a Sector Deal for the Professional and Business Services Sector hosted by the Professional and Business Services Sector Deal Research Group. It is aimed at all firm sizes, large and small, local legal networks and any other stakeholders who might have an interest in the future of the sector.
A key component of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, Sector Deals are partnerships between Government and business to address sector-specific issues which will help to raise productivity, employment and competitiveness. Other sectors, such as automotive, life sciences, creative industries and aerospace have already agreed a Sector Deal with Government.
The Professional and Business Services Sector is a large, successful but somewhat fragmented part of the British economy, incorporating such diverse elements such as accountancy, legal services, consultancy and advertising. It accounts for 11 per cent of UK GVA and its exports, growing at an annual average rate of 6 per cent, are far exceeding national trade performance. The Sector is highly productive but also acts as an enabler to other parts of the economy by providing advice for those firms to grow, become more competitive and raising productivity levels for the whole of the British economy.
The Sector Deal is a means of securing long term engagement with government to ensure that the Sector maintains and enhances its competitiveness, expands its exports and diffuses higher productivity throughout all parts of the economy.
The Research Group doesn’t want to see the Deal written and approved in Central London, with no consideration of the distinctiveness of other parts of the economy. That being the case, it is embarking on a process of consultation and discussion throughout all nations and regions of the UK.
It is hoped legal sector representatives can attend and contribute to a discussion on what the Sector Deal should address and how it can be relevant and meaningful to you and your business activities. The discussion will take place on 28/02/19 10am-12pm at Liverpool Arup Offices (The Plaza, 100 Old Hall St, Liverpool L3 9QJ).
We look forward to your response to this invitation. Please RSVP to Rosalia Wood by e-mailing Rosalia.email@example.com or by calling her on 0207 920 8788.