Monahans exhibit at The Business Show Swindon

Tuesday 19 March: STEAM Museum, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2TA

Monahans, one of the largest independent chartered accountancy groups in the South West of England, are today exhibiting at the highly recommended and extremely popular Business Show Swindon. The show returns to the STEAM Museum in Swindon to offer speed networking, business growth and marketing & export seminars as well as an opportunity for businesses to exhibit.

This year’s Business Show Swindon houses a confirmed number of 69 exhibitor stands, and 16 pop-up stands. Monahans are exhibiting on stand 15, promoting their recently launched Business Bureau service, along with a pop-up stand located in the LinkedIn Lounge.

The popular LinkedIn Lounge returns to The Business Show for 2013. Members of the Business West LinkedIn group are exclusively invited to extend online connections and meet face-to-face. This group is the largest business LinkedIn group in the South West, with over 5,000 members, providing a great opportunity to make new business contacts. Monahans pop-up stand offers the opportunity for Cloud Accounting demonstrations by trained staff. Come along and join Monahans on their pop-up stand, located within the external show marquee, between 10.00 – 11.00 or 14.00 – 15.00.

Within the Sir Daniel Gooch Theatre, Monahans Partner, Simon Cooper, will be running a workshop outlining the importance of good financial management for businesses. Attending the workshops will be teams participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme, the UK's largest enterprise education charity who are also exhibiting at the show. These teams will comprise of 40 secondary school students in a morning session and 40 in an afternoon session. The workshops will give the students the opportunity to listen to business representatives and learn from real life experiences and tips.

Monahans Business Bureau is the accounting, bookkeeping, tax, payroll, employee benefits and HR service for freelancers and small to medium size enterprises (SMEs). Powered by FreeAgent, the service combines expert HR and tax advice for business owners and entrepreneurs along with award-winning online accountancy software.

Visitors are invited to the Monahans’ stand for demonstrations of their cloud accounting service, to see how it can give businesses a competitive edge. FreeAgent allows you to manage your business and know exactly what is going on quickly and easily, with the minimum input from you and your staff.

Visitors to the Monahans stand will also have the opportunity to win a fantastic iPad Mini by achieving the fastest lap in a fast and furious racing game. So you can have fun, discover how you can better manage your business and win the latest must have gadget, all in the space of a few minutes.

The Business Show Swindon offers an excellent way to promote your business, connect with other local business people, exchange ideas and add to your skills.

Attending the show are keynote speakers representing Vodafone and Blackberry who will  be discussing the future of mobile technology in the workplace and changing attitudes to working through space, technology, people & process in order to increase productivity and cost savings.

Monahans are exhibiting on stand 15. The show is taking place today at Swindon’s STEAM Museum, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2TA, from 9am – 4pm.

Monahans has offices in Bath, Chippenham, Glastonbury, Swindon and Trowbridge.

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Monahans – Backgrounder


With 17 partners and a total staff of around 120 across its offices inBath, Chippenham,Glastonbury,Swindonand Trowbridge, Monahans is one of the largest independent chartered accountancy groups in the west ofEngland. 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.