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The credit crisis facing the global economy was the hot topic delivered by one of the UK's leading business commentators at the latest Colchester Business Breakfast Forum, organised by PKF Accountants & business advisers, HSBC Bank and Birkett Long Solicitors. The event welcomed many representatives from local companies and civic life, including the Mayors of Colchester and Brightlingsea - Councillor Ray Gamble and Councillor Alan Goggin.Keynote speaker, Justin Urquhart Stewart, is one of the most recognisable and trusted market commentators on television, radio, and in the press. His talk, entitled Don't Panic Captain Mainwaring, explained the intricacies of the global economy, what's happening at present as well as what the future holds.According to Graham Randall, Partner in Charge of PKF Ipswich: 'It was a delight listening to Justin Urquhart Stewart and his take on the current economic situation. He turned a dismal and often dry subject into an entertaining and intelligent presentation that spoke a wealth of sense. The assembled audience certainly appreciated what he had to say.' Commenting on the forum, Tim Bailey HSBC Bank's Head of Commercial says: 'Justin's talk was very entertaining and informative and everyone seemed to enjoy it. It was good to see local businesses gaining not just from Justin's advice but also from the networking opportunities that the meeting gave them.'Philip George, Managing Partner of Birkett Long adds: 'We've been lucky enough to welcome Justin to the firm on a couple of previous occasions. He never fails to come up with gems of information presented in a memorable and engaging manner. It was most enlightening to hear Justin's expert opinions on a subject that has received so much recent media attention.'Photo caption: Left to Right - Philip George from Birkett Long, Tim Bailey of HSBC bank, Justin Urquhart Stewart Seven Investment Management and Graham Randall Partner in Charge of PKF Ipswich.

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