My name is Jon Chadwick, Managing Director of Durham Distillery. Before I made Gin I worked for the Government, and in different roles I saw most of the what the State does from healthcare to prisons, and lots of bits of the civil service.
I am also a miserable twisty faced Nothern malcontent, who hates paperwork and bureaucracy and all that goes with it. Which is probably why I don’t work for the Government any more.
Most of what I want to talk about is work. What sometimes gets called Labour markets, jobs. And the economy, mainly what the economy looks like from an Industrial Estate outside of Durham
Specifically I want to talk about why I think that most of the stuff I used to believe about the economy and the world of work were wrong.