A TYNEDALE hotel has been chosen as the first venue in the North-East to host a national conference on insolvency.

More than 250 insolvency and restructuring experts will be heading to Slaley Hall on May 22 to 24 after leading trade body R3 chose to hold its annual national conference in the region for the first time.

The three-day event will see experts from right across the world debating issues relating to the UK insolvency and restructuring framework, and the impact on the way insolvency practitioners and restructuring professionals can work to save struggling companies and the jobs they sustain.

The conference will open with an update on the current climate for businesses from BBC Economics correspondent, Dharshini David.

There will also be presentations from speakers on a range of wider business matters, including the Insolvency Service, the Pensions Regulator, the Small Business Commissioner and HMRC.

Duncan Swift, president of R3, said: “This event will provide an opportunity for restructuring and insolvency professionals to hear from key policy makers and influencers, a high quality cast of established and emerging leaders in our profession, and keynote speakers who will challenge conventional thinking to broaden our horizons.”

Amy Towers, event sales office manager at Slaley Hall, added: “We are delighted that R3 has chosen to partner with us on such a significant event.

“Our dedicated events team thrive on these opportunities to deliver the warm welcome and conviviality that our region is famous for.

“We hope this will be the beginning of a successful relationship and Slaley Hall Resort is looking forward to greeting all the delegates.”

The chairman of R3 in the North-East is Andrew Haslam, the head of specialist business advisory firm FRP Advisory LLP’s Newcastle office.