Bank of England governor visits university
6:00am Saturday 22nd September 2012 in News
One of the most important men in the UK’s economy visited Tremough University Campus last week.
Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, was the guest of honour at the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly meeting, held on the campus last Wednesday.
The “Bank of England meeting,” as it is called, is held by the chamber once every three months.
It provides an opportunity for members to share their business concerns and successes with staff from the bank, while also hearing about projections for the economy.
Kim Conchie, chief executive of the chamber said: “They’re always very insightful forums but this one was exceptional.
“This is the first time a governor has been to explain to a Cornish Chamber audience what the Bank of England thinks about the economy. “Sir Mervyn was informative on the factors influencing the UK economy.”
Sir King said: “During what is likely to have been my last visit to Cornwall as governor, I have built up a greater understanding of the particular challenges facing businesses here. “I have been encouraged by the level of optimism and enthusiasm from those I have met and I look forward to returning once I have stepped down.”