Head of Technical Advisory
Glenn Collins is Head of Technical Advisory at ACCA. He is responsible for advice and support to ACCA members on a range of issues, including audit, financial reporting, business and credit advice, taxation, company and business law, ethics, export and access to finance.
Head of Sales
Daniel has been involved in helping professional service firms make the most of new techniques, strategies and technology for over 17 years. He is considered to be a thought-leader, is a renowned speaker, and is the go-to-guy for firms and professional bodies when it comes to Apps for accountancy firms.
15 years advising accounting firms means Paul has a wealth of knowledge to help you improve your firm’s results. Having bought accountancy services from 6 firms whilst running 3 businesses, Paul also brings a valuable client’s view when he speaks. You’ll be glad you joined Paul’s practical and entertaining session.
Senior Research & Development Consultant
Nigel qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 and as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1998, with a focus on helping businesses claim Research & Development tax relief, in which he has over 17 years’ experience. He was nominated for Tolley’s Taxation, Tax Writer of the Year Award 2017.
Editor in Chief, Tax Journals & Magazines
Andrew Hubbard is a well-known commentator on taxation matters. He is a former president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of Taxation Technicians. He is editor-in-chief of Taxation magazine and a consultant at RSM. He was the tax writer of the year at the 2006 Taxation awards.
IRIS Group Ltd
Steve Cox is a technologist and accountant who looks at how technology can simplify the modern accounting world. Currently the Chief Evangelist for IRIS Group, Steve has worked closely with customers, software companies and the government and is championing the digital transformation of the UK SME and Accountants.
Darren joined Leonherman in 1991 and qualified in 1994.
Darren is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Darren firmly believes in spending time with clients to understand their issues and aspirations and to work with them in resolving one and achieving the other.
Darren works with a range of clients from business start ups, family run businesses to Small and Medium Enterprises. He works closely with clients to develop their full potential, helping them to achieve their ambitions.
Chartered Accountant Elaine Clark is Managing Director of award winning digital accountancy practice www.cheapaccounting.co.uk; a network of UK based qualified accountants & tax advisors operating as franchisees under the CheapAccounting.co.uk brand.
2020 Innovation Training Ltd
Gordon Gilchrist is a recognised global leading consultant to accountancy firms in the areas of marketing, strategic planning, practice management and increasingly succession issues including buying, selling and merging of accountancy practices. He trained as an accountant in the UK and later worked with Grant Thornton.
Global Director of Accountant Partners
Cameron is Sage’s Global Director of Accountant Partners. A qualified accountant, he is passionate about enabling accountants’ client relationships to flourish. Cameron, has extensive experience across technology and Professional Services industries, he combines inspiration and insight with practical advice.
Amanda inspires leading firms of accountants to use marketing to grow their business. She is the founder of TwentyTwo Agency, an Amazon bestselling author, mentor for Virgin Start-Up and creator of The Relationship First Method™. Amanda’s marketing methodologies enable firms to be remembered, recommended and referred.
CEO of Think Forwards, which specialises in helping businesses develop growth strategies and to implement transformational business & finance projects; CFO of eWaterPay, providing innovative IOT technology water solutions to the developing world; Resident CFO at the FD magazine; Guest lecturer at the Henley MBA school.
David Fleming is a managing director in the Manchester office and is part of the Global Restructuring Advisory practice. David has more than 16 years’ experience in the financial sector, having spent the last 5 years focusing on both financial and operational turnaround assignments, since joining the firm in 2009.
Intuit Ltd - Quickbooks
Business Development Manager
Mark’s role as a Business Development Manager at Intuit QuickBooks is to help firms understand the benefits of cloud accounting, what they need to do and how Intuit can help. With experience both firm side and software side, Mark has a wealth of knowledge to help show you and your practice how you can benefit from cloud software.
Ed Molyneux is CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent, the Edinburgh-based, market-leading cloud accounting software for micro-businesses, contractors and the accountants who work with them. Ed founded FreeAgent in 2007 after a career in the RAF and four years as a freelance IT consultant. In 2016 the company floated on AIM.
Director of Partners
Damon is a leader in fintech with over 15 years’ experience delivering digital marketing and payments technology. He has held senior commercial, product and marketing roles at American Express, Visa Europe. Prior to Xero he rose to Global Head of Product at FTSE100 global payments processor, Worldpay.
Speaker, Writer & Broadcaster
Declan Curry is a public speaker, conference chair and event host. He has been a writer and broadcaster for more than twenty years, specialising in business and the economy. He was the business presenter on BBC One’s breakfast TV for almost a decade. He also presented his own regular programmes on BBC Two and Radio 5 Live. He has broadcast in Ireland, the United States and Australia. He has been published in newspapers and magazines in the UK, Europe and the United States.
Soaring Falcon Accountancy
ACCA International Assembly Member, Xero’s Most Valued Professional (MVP) 2017, Multi award winner, All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Advisor
Being at the front end of change is exciting, exhilarating and creates enormous potential to bring together the essential ingredients for success.
With a background as an accountant working with some of the most agile and progressive small businesses in the UK, what has been amazing to see is how technology and entrepreneurship have accelerated what is possible. Not just for my clients, but also for my profession.
Supporting businesses and accountancy firms globally to make this change is my passion.
James Ashford helps progressive accountancy firms to build thriving businesses, so they can deliver maximum value and incredible experiences to their clients. James is the founder of GoProposal, bestselling author of “Selling to Serve” and Director at My Accountancy Place.
Researcher, Author and Practice Strategist
Officially the world’s most highly rated advisor to accountants, Steve is a best-selling author, dynamic speaker, founder of Accountants Changing the World and creator of www.improveyourpractice.co.uk. His recent book, “The world’s most inspiring accountants”, has been described as a “masterpiece” & “ground-breaking”.
Effective Pricing Ltd
Mark Wickersham (Chartered Accountant, public speaker and #1 best-selling author) is known as the most sought after profit improvement expert in the accounting community. He is famous for helping accounting firms double their profits in less than 18 months without working harder or doing any uncomfortable marketing.
SAP Business One
Head of SAP Business One UKI
Business leader and expert in helping SME’s transform their business.