Roger Martin-Fagg | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

Roger Martin-Fagg

Roger is an economist turned strategist. He began his career in the New Zealand Treasury, then moved into Airline Business Planning and teaching postgraduates all aspects of economics.  He designed and ran the postgraduate diploma in Airline Management for British Airways before joining Henley Management College in 1987, where for 21 years he taught senior managers macroeconomics and strategy.

Roger is an independent teaching consultant. He has been external examiner to Bath University, worked with the Bank of England, three of the major UK clearing banks, advised a major London recording studio for 15 years, and regularly talks to SME owners in the UK and Europe about economic trends. He is a visiting fellow to Ashridge, Warwick and Henley business schools.

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Roger is a practical researcher.  He focuses on how the economy really works and on the links between FT100 reward systems, the behaviour of banks and economic instability. He also researches his clients trading environment as a necessary component of his teaching. His book “Making Sense of the Economy” is in its fourth reprint.

He speaks at conferences around the world on the economic outlook and its impact on business. His quarterly Economic Update is sent to 1,200 SMEs.

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Understanding the Economy - Keynote

By the end of this keynote participants will understand how the economy works and the key indicators of economic activity; including the exchange rate and Governments budgets.

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Understanding How the Economy Works and Key Indicators - Keynote

A keynote is a speech or presentation that establishes the main underlying theme of a conference or event, usually to a large audience and lasting approximately 45 minutes.

 

Overview:

This keynote will explain to non-economists the mystery of the workings of a mixed market economy such as the UK.

Using plain English, but with no equations, only a flip chart, the components of the Economy and how they interact will be explored.

Particular emphasis will be placed on how commercial banks both create and destroy money, how the Monetary Policy Committee reach their decisions on the rate of interest and why the Government has much less control over economic activity than is popularly believed.

The dynamic of the foreign exchange markets and how the price of a currency is determined will be illustrated.

The key indicators of economic activity i.e. inflation, money supply and credit, retail sales, nominal GDP, the exchange rate, the Governments budget position and asset prices will be explained.

 

Economic Update - Keynote

The keynote will enable participants to more accurately asses the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.

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Economic Update - Keynote

A keynote is a speech or presentation that establishes the main underlying theme of a conference or event, usually to a large audience and lasting approximately 45 minutes.

 

Overview:

This keynote begins with the participants/organiser listing the topics they wish to cover. The keynote is then tailored to answer the topics listed, in the form of a structured conversation. Usually more detailed explanations of economic relationships are required to ensure that misunderstandings (due mostly to poor media coverage) are cleared up.

The latest data on the UK, the EU, the USA, and Asia will be shared as required and forecasts of all the key indicators.

The keynote will enable participants to more accurately asses the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.

Strategy 1 - keynote

This keynote examines the stages of business growth and how strategy needs to evolve and be articulated at each stage. The growth path is never smooth.

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Strategy 1 - Keynote

A keynote is a speech or presentation that establishes the main underlying theme of a conference or event, usually to a large audience and lasting approximately 45 minutes.

 

Overview:

This keynote looks at the stages of business growth and how strategy needs to evolve and be articulated at each stage. The growth path is never smooth. Two chasms can always be predicted in advance. The bulk of the keynote discusses the best way of crossing the chasms. It will focus on how the business needs to be positioned in a distinctive and compelling way, by ensuring all employees know and understand its value proposition. The importance of words and their meaning will be emphasised. Time will be spent de-weaseling strategy statements and value propositions.

It is at a higher level, holistic, and a session which should always precede a business planning exercise.

 

Strategy 2

This workshop is a follow on from Strategy 1 and will show participants how to conduct a strategic review with their team. It will cover how to assess the risks and opportunities.

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Strategy 2

Overview:

This workshop assumes that participants have completed Strategy 1.

It will show participants how to conduct a strategic review with their team. It will cover how to assess the risks and opportunities from the external environment and the drivers of return on capital employed.

It will introduce a framework to show what competitor forces exist and how they can be countered by positioning.

This workshop is best suited for firms employing more than 80 employees.

Strategy 1

This workshop examines the stages of business growth and how strategy needs to evolve and be articulated at each stage. Looking at de-weaseling strategy statements and value propositions.

Read more

 

Strategy 1

Overview:

This workshop looks at the stages of business growth and how strategy needs to evolve and be articulated at each stage. The growth path is never smooth. Two chasms can always be predicted in advance. The bulk of the workshop discusses the best way of crossing the chasms. It will focus on how the business needs to be positioned in a distinctive and compelling way, by ensuring all employees know and understand its value proposition. The importance of words and their meaning will be emphasised. Time will be spent de-weaseling strategy statements and value propositions.

It is not a business planning session which would look at resourcing business expansion. It is at a higher level, holistic, and a session which should always precede a business planning exercise.

For a half day retreat this workshop would be tailored to the participants needs/organiser's desired outcomes.

Economic Update

The workshop will enable participants to more accurately asses the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.

Read more

 

Economic Update

Overview:

This workshop begins with the participants listing the topics they wish to cover. The workshop is then tailored to answer the topics listed, in the form of a structured conversation. Usually more detailed explanations of economic relationships are required to ensure that misunderstandings (due mostly to poor media coverage) are cleared up.

The latest data on the UK, the EU, the USA, and Asia will be shared as required and forecasts of all the key indicators.

The workshop will enable participants to more accurately asses the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.

Understanding the Economy

By the end of this workshop participants will understand how the economy works and the key indicators of economic activity; including the exchange rate and Governments budgets.

Read more

 

Understanding How the Economy Works and Key Indicators

Overview:

This workshop will explain to non-economists the mystery of the workings of a mixed market economy such as the UK.

Using plain English, but with no equations, only a flip chart, the components of the Economy and how they interact will be explored.

Particular emphasis will be placed on how commercial banks both create and destroy money, how the Monetary Policy Committee reach their decisions on the rate of interest and why the Government has much less control over economic activity than is popularly believed.

The dynamic of the foreign exchange markets and how the price of a currency is determined will be illustrated.

The key indicators of economic activity i.e. inflation, money supply and credit, retail sales, nominal GDP, the exchange rate, the Governments budget position and asset prices will be explained.

There is ample opportunity for participants to ask questions specific to their business and countries they are interested in.

 

Strategy 2

This workshop is a follow on from Strategy 1 and will show participants how to conduct a strategic review with their team. It will cover how to assess the risks and opportunities.

Read more

 

Strategy 2

Overview:

This workshop assumes that participants have completed Strategy 1.

It will show participants how to conduct a strategic review with their team. It will cover how to assess the risks and opportunities from the external environment and the drivers of return on capital employed.

It will introduce a framework to show what competitor forces exist and how they can be countered by positioning.

This workshop is best suited for firms employing more than 80 employees.

Strategy 1

This workshop examines the stages of business growth and how strategy needs to evolve and be articulated at each stage. Looking at de-weaseling strategy statements and value propositions.

Read more

 

Strategy 1

Overview:

This workshop looks at the stages of business growth and how strategy needs to evolve and be articulated at each stage. The growth path is never smooth. Two chasms can always be predicted in advance. The bulk of the workshop discusses the best way of crossing the chasms. It will focus on how the business needs to be positioned in a distinctive and compelling way, by ensuring all employees know and understand its value proposition. The importance of words and their meaning will be emphasised. Time will be spent de-weaseling strategy statements and value propositions.

It is not a business planning session which would look at resourcing business expansion. It is at a higher level, holistic, and a session which should always precede a business planning exercise.

For a half day retreat this workshop would be tailored to the participants needs/organiser's desired outcomes.

Economic Update

The workshop will enable participants to more accurately asses the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.

Read more

 

Economic Update

Overview:

This workshop begins with the participants listing the topics they wish to cover. The workshop is then tailored to answer the topics listed, in the form of a structured conversation. Usually more detailed explanations of economic relationships are required to ensure that misunderstandings (due mostly to poor media coverage) are cleared up.

The latest data on the UK, the EU, the USA, and Asia will be shared as required and forecasts of all the key indicators.

The workshop will enable participants to more accurately asses the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.

Understanding the Economy

By the end of this workshop participants will understand how the economy works and the key indicators of economic activity; including the exchange rate and Governments budgets.

Read more

 

Understanding How the Economy Works and Key Indicators

Overview:

This workshop will explain to non-economists the mystery of the workings of a mixed market economy such as the UK.

Using plain English, but with no equations, only a flip chart, the components of the Economy and how they interact will be explored.

Particular emphasis will be placed on how commercial banks both create and destroy money, how the Monetary Policy Committee reach their decisions on the rate of interest and why the Government has much less control over economic activity than is popularly believed.

The dynamic of the foreign exchange markets and how the price of a currency is determined will be illustrated.

The key indicators of economic activity i.e. inflation, money supply and credit, retail sales, nominal GDP, the exchange rate, the Governments budget position and asset prices will be explained.

There is ample opportunity for participants to ask questions specific to their business and countries they are interested in.

 

Understanding the Economy - Keynote

By the end of this keynote participants will understand how the economy works and the key indicators of economic activity; including the exchange rate and Governments budgets.

Read more

 

Understanding How the Economy Works and Key Indicators - Keynote

A keynote is a speech or presentation that establishes the main underlying theme of a conference or event, usually to a large audience and lasting approximately 45 minutes.

 

Overview:

This keynote will explain to non-economists the mystery of the workings of a mixed market economy such as the UK.

Using plain English, but with no equations, only a flip chart, the components of the Economy and how they interact will be explored.

Particular emphasis will be placed on how commercial banks both create and destroy money, how the Monetary Policy Committee reach their decisions on the rate of interest and why the Government has much less control over economic activity than is popularly believed.

The dynamic of the foreign exchange markets and how the price of a currency is determined will be illustrated.

The key indicators of economic activity i.e. inflation, money supply and credit, retail sales, nominal GDP, the exchange rate, the Governments budget position and asset prices will be explained.

 

Economic Update - Keynote

The keynote will enable participants to more accurately asses the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.

Read more

 

Economic Update - Keynote

A keynote is a speech or presentation that establishes the main underlying theme of a conference or event, usually to a large audience and lasting approximately 45 minutes.

 

Overview:

This keynote begins with the participants/organiser listing the topics they wish to cover. The keynote is then tailored to answer the topics listed, in the form of a structured conversation. Usually more detailed explanations of economic relationships are required to ensure that misunderstandings (due mostly to poor media coverage) are cleared up.

The latest data on the UK, the EU, the USA, and Asia will be shared as required and forecasts of all the key indicators.

The keynote will enable participants to more accurately asses the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.

Strategy 1 - keynote

This keynote examines the stages of business growth and how strategy needs to evolve and be articulated at each stage. The growth path is never smooth.

Read more

 

Strategy 1 - Keynote

A keynote is a speech or presentation that establishes the main underlying theme of a conference or event, usually to a large audience and lasting approximately 45 minutes.

 

Overview:

This keynote looks at the stages of business growth and how strategy needs to evolve and be articulated at each stage. The growth path is never smooth. Two chasms can always be predicted in advance. The bulk of the keynote discusses the best way of crossing the chasms. It will focus on how the business needs to be positioned in a distinctive and compelling way, by ensuring all employees know and understand its value proposition. The importance of words and their meaning will be emphasised. Time will be spent de-weaseling strategy statements and value propositions.

It is at a higher level, holistic, and a session which should always precede a business planning exercise.

 

Strategy 1

This workshop examines the stages of business growth and how strategy needs to evolve and be articulated at each stage. Looking at de-weaseling strategy statements and value propositions.

Read more

 

Strategy 1

Overview:

This workshop looks at the stages of business growth and how strategy needs to evolve and be articulated at each stage. The growth path is never smooth. Two chasms can always be predicted in advance. The bulk of the workshop discusses the best way of crossing the chasms. It will focus on how the business needs to be positioned in a distinctive and compelling way, by ensuring all employees know and understand its value proposition. The importance of words and their meaning will be emphasised. Time will be spent de-weaseling strategy statements and value propositions.

It is not a business planning session which would look at resourcing business expansion. It is at a higher level, holistic, and a session which should always precede a business planning exercise.

For a half day retreat this workshop would be tailored to the participants needs/organiser's desired outcomes.

Economic Update

The workshop will enable participants to more accurately asses the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.

Read more

 

Economic Update

Overview:

This workshop begins with the participants listing the topics they wish to cover. The workshop is then tailored to answer the topics listed, in the form of a structured conversation. Usually more detailed explanations of economic relationships are required to ensure that misunderstandings (due mostly to poor media coverage) are cleared up.

The latest data on the UK, the EU, the USA, and Asia will be shared as required and forecasts of all the key indicators.

The workshop will enable participants to more accurately asses the risks and opportunities for themselves and their business in the foreseeable future.

Understanding the Economy

By the end of this workshop participants will understand how the economy works and the key indicators of economic activity; including the exchange rate and Governments budgets.

Read more

 

Understanding How the Economy Works and Key Indicators

Overview:

This workshop will explain to non-economists the mystery of the workings of a mixed market economy such as the UK.

Using plain English, but with no equations, only a flip chart, the components of the Economy and how they interact will be explored.

Particular emphasis will be placed on how commercial banks both create and destroy money, how the Monetary Policy Committee reach their decisions on the rate of interest and why the Government has much less control over economic activity than is popularly believed.

The dynamic of the foreign exchange markets and how the price of a currency is determined will be illustrated.

The key indicators of economic activity i.e. inflation, money supply and credit, retail sales, nominal GDP, the exchange rate, the Governments budget position and asset prices will be explained.

There is ample opportunity for participants to ask questions specific to their business and countries they are interested in.