Media tie-up coincides with central bank guest speaker

    Ron Roser John Sayer
    John Sayer (left) and Ron Rose

    One of the Bank of England’s most senior economists will be addressing a prominent networking group in Tunbridge Wells next week.

    Phil Eckersley, the central bank’s Agent for the South East and East Anglia, will be talking to members of the Muesli Mafia at the Royal Wells Hotel on Wednesday August 18.

    Ron Roser and John Sayer, who run the event on behalf of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, have accommodated 86 guest speakers since setting up the informal network in 2007.

    However, Mr Eckersley is one of the most distinguished guests yet.

    His talk comes at a time when the Bank of England has once again launched another round of quantitative easing and slashed interest rates to the lowest level in its history on the back of the Brexit vote.

    It will also be the first event hosted in the town by the business network since the decision was made to renew its partnership with One Media – the publisher of this newspaper.

    Mr Roser said: “The Muesli Mafia has enjoyed an excellent partnership with SO Tunbridge Wells magazine for several years.

    “Now that its publisher, One Media, has established the Times of Tunbridge Wells as the leading medium for the town’s business community, it is a very easy decision to carry on our media partnership through the newer title.

    “We look forward to a renewed relationship, working together focused on Tunbridge Wells businesses.”

    Times Editorial Director Richard Moore described the tie-up as a ‘natural fit’ for the paper.

    “As the town’s business paper we are delighted to renew our relationship with the Muesli Mafia and look forward to documenting many of their guest speakers in the future.”