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Mike Spicer, Consultant


Mike was formerly the Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce – a global network of over 100 British Chambers and business groups in the UK and overseas. He has occupied a number of senior roles in the organisation since he joined in 2011. He directed the BCC’s policy research and survey programme and represented the BCC externally on business policy and matters relating to local economic development.

Before coming to BCC, Mike spent over five years as an economist and in senior research and strategy roles at the East of England Development Agency (EEDA). He led EEDA’s strategy development work during the 2008/9 recession and oversaw the economic appraisals for multi-million pound projects with RDA and EU funding. Prior to EEDA, Mike worked as an economist and econometrician at the forecasting house Cambridge Econometrics and property services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

He has now set up PolicyDepartment – a consultancy that advises membership organisations on public policy.

October 2021

4.8 – HOW TO: Grow Your Profile Through Influencing Public Policy

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm

This session is led by Mike Spicer, formerly Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, which is the national association for accredited Chambers in the UK. He now runs PolicyDepartment, a consultancy that works with membership bodies to improve their public policy work. This session will focus on how to implement an effective programme of policy advocacy, with the following learning outcomes: Identify the hot-button policy issues of your members without being ‘political’ Use the hidden expertise in…

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Mike Spicer, Consultant

Session Track: Member Advocacy and Comms
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