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Becoming a 2020 Member couldn’t be easier! See below for all the
benefits of becoming a member and choose a subscription that suits
your firm.

 

Premier Plus

Platinum

16 x 2 hour CPD Webinars – unlimited delegates 
10 x 1 hour Tax Update Webinars – unlimited delegates
25 x 1 hour International CPD webinars – unlimited delegates 
5 x 1 hour FCA Webinars  – unlimited delegates
6 x 1½ hour Audit Webinars 
2 x CPD Tax, Accounts and Audit Seminars attendance* Unlimited access for live broadcast and recording
4 x 1 hour Practice Management & Development webinars
5 x Marketing  Webinars 
Invitation to Regional Member Meetings
Attendance at Regional Practice Management and Development Roadshows
Innovative Practice Management and Development Tools
Making Tax Digital Action Pack – 12 month subscription
Quarterly Client E- Newsletter for Client/Prospects
Monthly Tax and General E-Newsletters
Business Advisory Manual (BAM) – NEW
Complimentary delegate places at any 2020 Conference*
6 x 1 hour Platinum Members Webinar Programme – unlimited delegates  
Business Advisory Hub  
Practice Management Hub (including Professional Development Programme) – NEW  
Tax, Tips & Tools – NEW  
Forms, Letters & Tools – NEW  

Technical Training
All webinars are broadcast live and recorded so they can be viewed at your convenience, together with the notes and slides via your online dashboard. We provide unlimited access for all fee earners. please see our webinar FAQs

16 x 2 hour CPD Webinars – Unlimited delegates
The CPD Webinar programme covers audit, accounts and tax related subjects which are designed to meet the needs of all fee earners in general place.

10 x 1 hour Tax Update Webinars
All our fee earners have access to the tax updates presented by Martyn Ingles, they cover all the vital tax issues and updates, with emphasis firmly on the practical issues so that action can be taken at the right time.

25 x 1 Hour International CPD Webinars
The International CPD programme is designed to keep auditors, accountants and tax professionals up to date with international tax, accounting and practice management issues. The programme covers a wide range ofsubjects from strategy, IFRS, Tax, law, technology, marketing and ethical standards by well known and experienced speakers

5 x 1 Hour FCA Webinars – Unlimited delegates
The FCA Update Webinars are designed to refresh delegates on the FCA regime and to ensure they are up to date with all the latest FCA developments and rule changes.

6 x 1½ hour Audit Webinars
As the auditing profession continues to evolve, this series of webinars focuses on the key auditing standards to consider when auditing various areas of the financial statements and the challenges auditors face. Registration is unlimited for your entire team!

2 x CPD Tax and Accounts update Seminars
If you  prefer to attend a CPD seminar, we run a full day tax and accounts updates twice a year in Manchester and  London. All our training is provided per firm and all your fee earners can participate as part of  your membership fee. if you are unable to attend to attend person, we will also be broadcasting live the events and 2020 members receive complimentary access!

4 x 1 Hour Practice Managment & Development Webinars – Unlimited delegates
In this quarterly webinar series, 2020 bring you the latest trends, successful ideas and opportunities from firms around the world to motivate and inspire you.

5 x Marketing Webinars
In this quarterly webinar series, 2020 bring you the latest trends, successful ideas and opportunities from firms around the world to motivate and inspire you.

Regional Members Meetings
Feedback from the programme has been  outstanding, with over 94% rating the meeting as ‘excellent’. All members are invited to attend two regional meetings per annum to discuss practice issues and share success stories with other members. These meetings are restricted to 10 members per session so everyone can contribute. Members rate these meetings as being extremely valuable in helping them to develop their own practices. There are over 50 regional members meetings run throughout the UK and Ireland and members are free to attend any of these.

Regional Practice Management and Development Roadshows
All members receive practice management and marketing training for their fee earners at our regional roadshows where we discuss what’s happening in our industry and showcase new technology, practice management and new marketing methodologies. Typically, they last for 3 hours and qualify for CPD. These are held throughout the UK and Ireland.

Innovative Practice Management and Development Tools
Members have access to a range of proven strategy and profit improvement, practice management, marketing and  added value tools, all developed and designed by 2020 to help your practice and clients prosper.

Business Advisory Manual (BAM) – NEW
Our industry is changing. As a result, firms are faced with the choice of focusing on compliance services or widening their services to offer business advice in a more systemised way than they have done before. The Business Advisory Manual contains the guidance to help you position your firm as a business advisor with proven and practical advice to make this happen. Access to training webinars on advisory services such as strategy, finance, tax planning and more!

Making Tax Digital Action Pack;
2020 have put together an Action Pack outlining technical changes and the marketing material you need to get your clients digital.  The 2020 Action Pack contains:

  • Commentary on HMRC Proposals, statuary instruments and what they mean in technical and practical terms
  • Monthly technical updates and guidance on exemptions, cash bases, accounting periods, capital vs revenue issues and digital reporting
  • Strategy guidance and templates to plan for the changes you need to make immediately to the way you organise and charge for digital accounting and tax services.
  • Marketing planners to help you to prioritise the switch from desktop to digital
  • Brochures letters and emails, written by 2020, to educate clients and motivate them to make the switch
  • Meeting and telephone scripts to ensure you secure appointments and conversion to cloud accounting
  • Monthly marketing materials update to cover any changes in the proposals.

Marketing Resources
Our team has considerable marketing experience in helping firms grow their client base. 2020 members have access to a comprehensive range of marketing resources,guidance and consultancy specialists. Every month members receive tax and business contents to use on social media, blogs or newsletters and every quarter we writes a newsletter that members personalise and send to their clients and prospects.

We have been promoting membership services to accountants for over 20 years and all members have access to all the articles, blogs and content we have written. If your firm has a marketing person this resource alone will save them hours of time and make marketing your practice a breeze!

Quarterly client E-Newsletter for clients/prospects
This newsletter provides innovative and proactive material in a word template. Personalise with your firm’s logo, contact details and news about yourselves, then email or print it for your clients and prospects.

Monthly Tax and General E-Newsletters for clients/prospects
Fully updated with the latest budget and Finance Act Changes, this newsletter is a great way of keeping in touch with existing clients, letting potential clients know that you exist and showing that you are different from other firms of accountants. the general e-newsletter provides topical information on new products and ideas to make money and improve efficiency.

Added Value Services
In addition to CPD and practice management training, 2020’s priority is to help firms grow and expand their service offerings and we support this with finance,  wealth management, outsourcing, tax fee protection and restructuring solutions. we have specialists who can help you widen your service offering and grow your practice.

All of the benefits of Premier Plus Membership plus;

Practice Management and Development Conference Places
You can have complimentary attendance at our Practice Management and Development Conferences each year. Places are based on the number of partners in your practice associated with your membership subscription.

20th Annual Conference – 22 November 2018 – QEII Conference Centre, London SW1P 3EE

6 x 1 Hour Platinum Members Webinar Programme – unlimited delegates
Platinum members enjoy their own dedicated webinar programme where we share exclusive content based on consulting experiences. Topics Includes:

  • From Compliance to Reliance
  • Driving Up Your Profits
  • Buy, Sell, Merge – why, when, where and how
  • Widening Your Service – forming alliances and strategic partners
  • We Need More Talent – finding and keeping your talented team
  • Carving Your own Niche

Business Advisory Hub – NEW

The Business Advisory Hub is an exclusive benefit of 2020 Platinum membership and contains advice on marketing business advisory services and positioning your firm in the high value high price sector of the industry.

Platinum members also receive guidance, training, tools, checklists and resources to help you deliver advisory services in the areas of;

  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Finance
  • Wealth Management
  • Tax Planning
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Restructuring
  • Marketing resources

There are over 150 checklists, calculators, spreadsheets, forms and letters to enable you to deliver structured business advice to your clients.  These resources are exclusive to 2020 Platinum members and are designed to keep you ahead of the competition.

Practice Management Hub (including Professional Development Programme) – NEW

The Practice Management Hub contains proven and practical guidance, training and the resources to help you become focused and more profitable than your competitors.

Platinum members receive webinars and guides on a range of topics and tools to make their practices more efficient. These include:

  • Strategy and profit target setting
  • Identifying areas to strengthen
  • KPI and MIS reporting
  • New client checklists
  • Compliance and services checklists
  • Increasing chargeable time
  • Reducing write-offs
  • Adding value to clients
  • Succession planning
  • Marketing resources

Tax Tips & Tools – NEW

Tax Tips & Tools allows you to make complex calculations quickly and easily.  It has been designed for tax practitioners, particularly those who service small and medium size businesses.

Forms, Letters & Tools – NEW

This comprehensive collection of over 425 useful forms, letters and tools is an essential product for every accountancy firm.  The product compiles all of the forms and letters that you need for the day to day running of your practice.

Are you an existing Premier member? contact us on: tel: 0121 314 2020 or email: membership@the2020group.com

“Hobsons have been 2020 members for over 18 years. The training and support we receive from 2020 is excellent and they are always one step ahead in anticipating our needs.
We recently upgraded our membership, giving our firm  CPD and monthly tax webinars for our entire team. This enabled us to save a small fortune on the way we had previously been providing training
As part of the membership, we also receive the incredibly helpful Making Tax Digital action Pack. For cost involved, it’s fantastic value for money”
Jim Scully, Hobsons

“Conference speakers provided good, relevant practical advice and tips, supported by actual experiences, to help towards moving to a cloud based practice.
The exhibitors were all knowledgeable and very helpful and it’s reassuring to learn about products to help with practice development.”
Ravi Kesari, Wren Accountancy Services Ltd

“2020 membership is a no brainer for accountancy practices. You receive tremendous value from the CPD webinars, they are a bonus! If you want to know what is new and what is happening in the profession just join, you will not regret it. We’ve previously belonged to other membership groups and I cannot imagine not being a member of 2020. ”
Philip Wood, Barringtons Limited

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Ian and Gordon are always a pleasure to listen to. I have particularly enjoyed their Making Tax Digital seminar and the Cloud Accounting conference which is , of course, very relevant at the moment. The content of both has been immensely helpful and interesting and I look forward to future events

Sarah Smith, Jackson Stephen LLP ,  Jackson Stephen LLP

A succinct presentation of the recent budget with some helpful examples to illustrate the points

Chris Fry, Chris Fry Consulting Ltd ,  Chris Fry Consulting Ltd

There are others like me out there who recognise we need to change. Being an accountant is simply not enough anymore and 2020 will help you focus on the right area.

Jon Jenkins, Smart Team

We have used this product for years, saving innumerable hours as a result. Virtually every document we could ever need seems to be included and yet each new version has more useful additions. Such a modest investment cannot fail to represent value for money.

Graham Smith, Cunningtons

An ideal workshop to introduce our practice marketing colleague to the 2020 marketing tools and encourage them to drive the marketing function forward.

Robert Ellis, Ellis & Co

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