Media Release: Elite Ayrshire Business Circle welcomes leading market analyst, Nick Parsons

EMINENT market analyst, Nick Parsons, returns to Ayr this week to update members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle about the current state of the international financial markets, and the Scottish, UK and world economies.

Members who were privileged to have been at the Circle meetings previously addressed by Nick Parsons in July 2008 and in March last year will be relishing the opportunity of hearing his no-nonsense, no-holds-barred approach to economic realities once again.

His talk this week will be even more topical than ever, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, will have presented his 2010 Budget the previous day.

Nick Parsons will be speaking at the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle meeting on Thursday 25 March 2010 at 11.30am. The meeting will be held in the boardroom of the Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centre in Alloway Street, Ayr, kindly arranged and hosted by managing partner Willie Mackie. A buffet lunch will be provided.

Elite Ayrshire Business Circle members and guests are all invited, and business people throughout Ayrshire are welcome to attend this open meeting.

Members of the media are also invited to attend and cover the event.

Elite Ayrshire Business Circle executive chair and Frazer Coogans Solicitors senior partner, Norman Geddes, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nick Parsons back to Ayrshire, where he has previously met with Ayrshire businesses and shared with them his thoughts on the UK and global economies. We are very keen to keep our members fully informed regarding the wider economic situation, and I am sure Nick will encourage healthy debate once again this week.”

Nick Parsons joined nabCapital (like Clydesdale Bank, part of the National Australia Bank Group) in 2007 as Head of Markets Strategy, based in London.

He has over 25 years experience in Foreign Exchange and Money Markets, having previously held posts as Global Head FX Research, Head of Macro Research and Group Economist.

He is a regular contributor to CNBC, BBC, Sky, and Bloomberg News, and is frequently quoted by major newspapers and news agencies.

Clydesdale Bank

Clydesdale Bank is part of the National Australia Group. Clydesdale Bank was established in 1838 in Glasgow and has a proud history of innovation and support for Scottish industry and communities. With over 150 retail branches and a network of Financial Solutions Centres, Clydesdale is one of Scotland’s largest banks. The Bank is currently expanding its operations into the South of England with its innovative Financial Solutions Centres, offering customers a highly integrated business and private banking service.

Yorkshire Bank

Yorkshire Bank was founded in 1859 in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Yorkshire Bank has 190 retail branches, a strong personal customer base and a growing business banking capability with 77 Financial Solutions Centres. Yorkshire Bank is a trading name of Clydesdale Bank plc, a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank Group of companies. Yorkshire Bank joined the Group in 1990.

Financial Solutions Centres

Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centres (FSC) offer Members a tailored range of business and private banking services under one roof. A team of specialist partners, each with considerable local experience, work together to provide Members with end to end solutions for their business and private banking needs. In addition to banking services, the FSCs also operate as a hub for local business, with a range of networking opportunities and meeting facilities available as a benefit of membership.



Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centre, Ayr is a founder member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of industry, commerce and business services available within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel and South Ayrshire Council. and member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.

For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail eliteayrshire@gmail.com

Website: http://www.eliteayrshire.com


Norman Geddes
Executive Chairman
Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Registered Office
Frazer Coogans Solicitors
Dalblair House
46 Dalblair Road
Ayr KA7 1UQ
Ayrshire, Scotland

E-mail: Norman.Geddes@frazercoogans.co.uk
Web: http://www.frazercoogans.co.uk

Telephone: 01292 281498
Mobile: 07833 667322
Web: http://www.EliteAyrshire.com

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