Cardiff Business School hosts roundtable with Danny Alexander MP

Senior business people from across South Wales met with Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to discuss the burning issues in the Welsh economy, at a roundtable this week (Weds 24 Oct)at Cardiff University.

The roundtable, attended by representatives from CBI Wales, Federation of Small Businesses, OSTC Wales, Hugh James Solicitors, Darwin Gray, and BT, gave the opportunity for full and frank discussion surrounding the Silk Commission, devolved borrowing for Wales and the economic environment in which Welsh businesses were operating. Economic and political experts from Cardiff Business School and the Wales Governance Centre provided academic evidence opinion.

Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean for Cardiff Business School, said: “We were delighted to host the roundtable with Danny Alexander here at Cardiff Business School. Both the School and the University are committed to contributing to the economic prosperity of Wales. This event gave us the opportunity to bring business people and academics together with a senior politician, to debate vital issues for Wales.”

Bethan Darwin, Partner of Darwin Gray solicitors, who attended the roundtable said: “The event was a welcome opportunity for business leaders and economics academics to put their views about the Welsh economy to the Chief Secretary of the Treasury in informal surroundings. Mr Alexander was informed and receptive to the frank observations made to him.”