Posted: 01 / 03 / 2021

On Wednesday 3rd March from 11.30am onwards we will be covering and reacting to all of the announcements from Budget 2021 Day online with a collection of experts to give you insights into what the announcements mean for businesses, the economy and more.

To tune in and find out how Budget 2021 affects you, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

To commentate on the day’s announcements, we’ve assembled a panel of experts to cover everything from the challenges business owners may face in a variety of industries, right up to the impact on the economy itself. You can find out more about our experts below, as well as where to go to follow them and send in your questions to be answered live on our feeds.

Paul Cheetham-Karcz


Paul works with high profile names from the worlds of music, sport, media and business on all aspects of their financial lifecycle. His experience in building, buying and selling companies means he looks at businesses through the eyes of an entrepreneur and sees the potential growth of a business, spotting opportunities for lifetime growth.

He was also on the management team of Just Search Limited, before advising on its disposal in a deal worth £14m and was a board member of Online Group AB, a company listed on the NASDAQ OMX First North in Stockholm, which had a market cap of circa £70m at the point of Paul’s exit. He is also the proud Chair of children’s respite charity, Once Upon A Smile.

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Meriel Armitage


Meriel Armitage, founder and managing director of London based restaurant company, Club Mexicana. Meriel has grown Club Mexicana from a weekly pop up into a multi-site business, and last year secured significant investment into the business in order to push the ambitious growth plans for the business.

Before switching to hospitality, Meriel spent 10 years working in advertising, for some of the biggest firms in the world has used that knowledge to create a loved and highly valuable brand in Club Mexicana. Meriel has secured a cult following for her business, topping every list of best food in London. Meriel co-founded London’s first 100% vegan pub in 2017, a year later Meriel brought Club Mexicana’s food to Covent Garden for the very first time with the opening of Seven Dials Market in 2019. Club Mexicana opened their flagship restaurant in the heart of Soho in August 2020, their original opening date of March being postponed due to Covid.

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Mark Williams


Mark Williams has over 13 years experience working with businesses to deliver efficient global payment solutions, FX risk management support and multi-currency treasury management policies. Mark has been working with Western Union for three years and in his current role he works with clients directly as well as with strategic partners.

In his time with Western Union Business Solutions Mark has led our channel partner relationships and strategy in the north of England. Mark engages and helps businesses make sense of the unique political and economic landscape, enabling them to make informed decisions through industry bodies, regional membership organisations and strategically aligned professional partners.

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David Evans


David works across all aspects of personal and business tax, looking after a number of high-net-worth individuals as well as corporate entities.

On the personal tax side, David’s work covers family offices, advising them on tax-effcient investments, HMRC disputes and general personal tax planning. With business tax, David works with a wide range of clients across many sectors offering expertise in areas including business structures, EIS & SEIS, share incentives and more.

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