Monahans Business Bureau Launch - Powered by FreeAgent National event for business owners on 26 November 2012
Business owners will have the opportunity to pick the brains of tax, accounting, finance and business growth experts at the Monahans Business Bureau event on Monday 26 November 2012.
Taking place at STEAM, the Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, the event comprises a complimentary breakfast and presentations by four leading business thinkers who will discuss how small businesses are changing and utilising new technology to thrive.
Visitors will be able to learn how cloud computing can give businesses a competitive edge by saving time and money and taking the hassle out of day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting tasks.
As well as seeing demonstrations of cloud computing, attendees will have the opportunity to pre-book free 10 minute consultations with Monahans’ specialists in areas such as HR, payroll, VAT, corporation tax, director remuneration and employee benefits.
The four 30-minute presentations at the event will include:
Small business: bright spot of the UK economy, presented by Enterprise Nation founder and best-selling author of books for small business, Emma Jones
Accounting for the Facebook Generation, by Ed Molyneux, founder and CEO of FreeAgent, the online accounting service for small businesses
Building your business with you, by Simon Tombs, Relationship Partner, Monahans
The Greater Thames Valley – global opportunities, by Paul Briggs, Chief Executive of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
The 10 minute consultation slots are available between 8.30am and 9.20am and from 11.30am, when the presentations conclude.
A former Arthur Anderson consultant and dotcom entrepreneur, Emma Jones founded Enterprise Nation, the website for home-based businesses, in 2006. Today, Enterprise Nation is a thriving community of over 75,000 people. Emma has written several books including Spare Room StartUp: How to start a business from home (2008) and Go Global: How to take your business to the world (2010). Emma was awarded an MBE for services to enterprise in June 2012. She is currently Campaign Director for StartUp Britain, the national initiative that she cofounded in 2011 to encourage more people to launch their own business.
Ed Molyneux is the CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent, the award winning online accounting system for small businesses and freelancers. A former RAF pilot turned freelance IT consultant, Ed found the process of balancing his books using spreadsheets and traditional tools all too painful. He turned his attention to creating a simpler and more intuitive way for freelancers to manage their accounts – and FreeAgent went live in 2007. Five years on, FreeAgent is the market leader in UK online accounting, employs 50 people and has attracted investment from influential business figures on both sides of the Atlantic.
As Relationship Partner at Monahans, Simon Tombs oversees the audit and accounts services provided by the firm’s five offices across the west of England. Experienced in practice and within industry, Simon has worked across all areas of the accounting and auditing professions since qualifying 22 years ago. Memorable projects include advising the Government of Kuwait on a major acquisition and providing cash flow management and forecasting consultancy to the Rugby Football Union (RFU) in Twickenham. Simon draws on his varied and extensive experience to provide Monahans’ clients with practical and commercial advice.
Paul Briggs is Chief Executive of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group. He works to improve awareness and understanding of transnational business opportunities across Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, India and the USA. As President of The Windsor Debates he also helps business owners deal with issues and opportunities impacting on the UK. Previously, Paul worked in hotel management and property management for the retail and hospitality sectors. He managed retail complexes for Hammerson plc and has worked with Ashley Associates on behalf of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. Paul is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a fellow of the Royal Society of Health.
Monahans Business Bureau
Monahans Business Bureau is the accounting, bookkeeping and finance support service for freelancers and small to medium size enterprises (SMEs). Powered by FreeAgent, the service combines expert HR, tax and financial advice for business owners and entrepreneurs with award-winning online accountancy software.
The Monahans Business Bureau event takes place on Monday 26 November 2012 at STEAM, Fire Fly Avenue, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2EY from 8.30am. To register for the event, contact Clare Way on 0845 319 3030 or email .
For further information about Monahans, visit www.monahans.co.uk.
Tel: 07854 819 213
Monahans – Backgrounder
With 17 partners and a total staff of around 120 across its offices in Bath, Chippenham,Glastonbury,Swindonand Trowbridge, Monahans is one of the largest independent chartered accountancy groups in the west o fEngland. The firm, which also incorporates Monahans Financial Services Ltd, provides a full range of accountancy, tax, investment, insurance and human resource services to businesses and private individuals:
Accountancy Services, available to all types of organisation including limited companies, partnerships, sole traders, charities and trusts. Services include full production of accounts, tax computations, book keeping and a management accounts function.
Audit Services, providing independent confirmation of clients’ accounts, adding credibility in the eyes of third parties.
Business Recovery and Insolvency, helping both businesses and private individuals understand their options and make informed choices.
Business acquisition and disposal, maximising the value and tax efficiency of the sale of businesses and helping clients research, initiate and conclude purchasing opportunities.
Elite Payroll Service, taking the hassle out of this time-consuming, yet crucial financial function. Monahans is a BACS Approved Payroll Bureau and handles payroll procedures to the value of more than £4 million every month.
Employee Benefit Services, a range of employee benefits designed to help clients attract and retain the best people. Benefits include pensions, death in service schemes, private medical insurance and eye tests, retirement options, childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes.
Forensic Accounting. Acting as an expert witness, expert adviser or expert determiner, Monahans offers extensive and in-depth experience in dispute processes.
HR Solutions, offering ad hoc support as and when required or acting as the client’s in-house human resources department.
IT Services, a range of business and finance-aligned IT advisory services and software solutions. Monahans provides management information systems, specialist reporting, database development and admin and management training.
Strategic Business Improvement, including strategic and financial planning and a business development consultancy.
Integrated Tax Services, helping businesses, trusts and individual clients understand the complexities of theUK and international tax systems and minimise tax liabilities within the legal framework.
Monahans encourages its staff to think creatively and, through a structured support system, has created an environment in which people can develop their skills and further their careers. As well as an ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Gold Award for the quality of training it provides its trainees, Monahans has been awarded ACCA Approved Employer – Professional Development status.