QEII Centre, Westminster, London
Technology is having a massive impact on our industry. Artificial intelligence and data analytics are a reality. The rise of cloud accounting alters the way we deal with clients. Making Tax Digital is looming and means new responsibilities. Those firms that embrace these changes will be successful, others will fall by the way side.
There’s never been a more important time to be well informed, well prepared and to understand how you should adapt! Attend the 20th Annual 2020 Conference and get the vision as we prepare you to become a successful “Firm of the Future”.
We are delighted to announce the 20th Annual 2020 Conference which takes place on Thursday 22nd November 2018.
We have some exceptional guest speakers Justin Urquhart Stewart, Debra Searle and Brad Burton, covering sessions such as ‘The Economy and BREXIT Unravelled’, ‘Choose your attitude: how to stay motivated in a changing environment’ and ‘Now what? – Better decisions faster!’.
Ian Fletcher and Gordon Gilchrist will also be updating firms on the actions you need to take to ensure your future success and will outline the key changes to address for 2019. Further details on all the session can be seen below.
Take advantage of our conference discounts!
► Early Bird discount – Starting at just £169 + VAT per person
► 30% Multi-participant discount – Starting at just £139 + VAT per person
► Free delegate places – 2020 Platinum Members – don’t forget to claim your FREE delegate place at any 2020 Conference* For details email Moira Lewis
Please note: As this conference is being held within the UK, VAT is chargeable to all firms including those outside UK
09.30 – 10.00 The Changing Face of Accountancy - Ian Fletcher and Gordon Gilchrist
10.00 – 11.00 The Economy and BREXIT Unravelled - Justin Urquhart Stewart
11.00 – 11.30 Break and exhibition time
11.30 – 12.45 Now What? Better Decisions Faster! - Brad Burton
12.45 – 13.00 Unique Selling Points of our Exhibitors
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 The Firm of the Future - Ian Fletcher and Gordon Gilchrist
15.00 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 14.30 Choose Your Attitude: How to stay motivated in a changing environment
16:00 – 16.45 Conference Summary
16.45 Conference Concludes
*Complimentary conference places are based on the number of partners in your practice
Our exhibitors have been carefully selected in order to provide delegates with a range of added value, marketing, practice management and technical expertise.
The world of finance is changing and traditional methods of funding may not be the best solution for you and your clients. 2020 Finance is a partnership between 2020 Innovation and a panel of finance experts who have access to funding for you and your clients.
T: +44 (0) 7500 058931
2020 Practice M&A is an experienced force in the marketplace. Our nationwide team comprises former practice leaders who have played key roles in the successful development of their firms. We advise on strategy at every stage, including succession and exit planning and act as involved intermediaries in practice mergers, acquisitions and disposals.
T: +07887 626214
2020 Restructuring is a partnership between 2020 Innovation and Quantuma LLP to provide advice and expertise to you and your clients. Quantuma understand how businesses work and the key ingredients to success
T: +44 (0) 121 314 2020
2020 Tax Protection is a partnership between 2020 and PFP to provide market leading tax fee protection schemes to UK professionals. 2020 Tax Protection aims to provide UK practices with the widest cover in the marketplace, the best premiums and the most outstanding marketing help and support.
T: +44 (0)121 314 2020
AccountancyManager is a Practice Management System built for accountants by accountants.
Our system automates everyday tasks, using email and SMS, from requesting client records to online filing codes.
Built from 20+ years working in accountancy firms, it’s designed to manage your clients, staff, and workload, reducing administration time to zero.
T: 01926 355366
Your Partner for R&D Tax Credit Services.
Since 2012 Ad Valorem’s dedicated Tax team has provided specialist R&D Tax Relief services to accountancy practices. Unlike most boutique providers, Ad Valorem, an ACCA regulated and quality checked practice, offers no minimum claim level and a 100% success based fee structure.
Winners of two 2020 awards and shortlisted for 2 British Accountancy Awards in 2016, Ad Valorem is perfectly placed to help you unlock the latent income in your client bank.
T: +01908 219100
Bloomsbury Professional offer an extensive portfolio of books, eBooks and online services which offer practical, authoritative and affordable information on all aspects of tax and accounting. Our authors are well established and well recognised as the experts in their fields and we remain competitively priced against the competition.
T: 01444 416119
Business Advisory Partner is your ‘go-to’ resource, containing all you need to get started with structured and profitable advisory services for clients and prospects, including:
- Introductory training covering the myths, realities and key role that advisory will play in the future
- How to get started
- Digital marketing of advisory services, including Copy’n’Paste resources
Business Advisory Partner helps you explore delivery options and to make informed decisions around the future role of advisory in your firm.
T: +44 (0) 20 3582 6965
Continuum is a modern financial advisory business that is recognised for Innovation and Client Engagement.
Our unique service based proposition is delivered both through ‘hand-picked’ face to face advisers and ‘on line portals’, all enhanced by our Award-Winning Client Education Programme. This allows us to provide partners with the highest quality of service for both their clients’ personal and corporate requirements.
With an extensive experience of building Business Partnerships with Professional Connections, we are able to add real value to a business.
T: +44 (0) 7584 351731
Docusoft provides a comprehensive and compelling solution for Accountants to improve business processes significantly.
It includes features for Practice Management, a CRM to help win new and maintain existing business, a Document Management System to store client communications and a Secure Portal for document exchange, including client approval and electronic signature.
T: +44 (0)800 061 2515
FreeAgent is the UK’s market-leading online accounting system designed specifically for small business owners, contractors and their accountants. Already used by over 70,000 small business customers, FreeAgent’s powerful end-to-end accounting solution is specifically designed to simplify the admin associated with your smaller clients, while giving you the robust features and proactive alerts that your practice needs.
T: 0800 025 3900
Frontline Accounting solves capacity problems for accounting firms by employing accounting, admin and marketing staff in the Philippines. They operate an offshoring model that is completely different to a traditional outsourcing provider.
Frontline successfully built an offshore team in the Philippines for their own accounting firm eight years ago, and after constant requests for help from other firms, developed their award winning offshoring service.
They have hundreds of staff working across nearly 100 accounting firms in the UK, US and Australia. Firms are creating capacity, leverage and saving on employee costs. The model is proven with numerous success stories.
T: +61 (03) 9017 6200
Global Infosys Ltd are one of the pioneers of accounts outsourcing since 1999 with a proven track record working with over 100 accountancy firms, which includes 18 from the UK top 100 accountancy firms. Do you know their top 3 clients trust them with significantly over £1 million of their clients’ business? To find out more contact them on
T: 020 8424 8916
HDUK specialise in providing anywhere access Hosted Desktops, Hosted Applications, and Hosted Exchange Email services from our secure UK based data centres. Our sales and technical support teams have many years of experience working in the professional services sector, which means we understand your business and your specialised application software.
T: +44 (0)203 239 6181
Spend less time chasing financial documents, and more time running your practice. Hubdoc automatically fetches bank statements, bills and receipts from hundreds of financial institutions and online vendors; extracts the key data; and publishes accurately coded transactions to your accounting software with source documents attached. With Hubdoc, bookkeeping has never been so easy.
T: +44 012 332 80768
Intuit Limited helps small businesses manage their money, pay their employees and get paid faster while allowing accounting professionals to save time and grow their practices. The company’s flagship products in the UK include QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Payroll, QuickBooks Self-Employed and QuickBooks Online Accountant.
T: +44 (0)800 014 2654
Orchard Fee Funding offers accountants an effective method for their clients to pay their fees. You decide which clients may use this facility and process the application. It is free to the practice with no minimum annual use, competitive rates and terms, online processing of agreements and certainty of settlement date.
T: +44 (0)158 263 5507
Practice Ignition helps firms streamline their onboarding process. With Practice Ignition, you can send digital proposals in minutes to win more clients, faster. Proposals include formatted engagement letters and integrate directly with QBO and Xero for automated invoicing and payment collection. Using our Zapier integration you can connect with a wide suite of applications, CRM and marketing tools to automate your work. Gain insights into your firm’s growth and profitability with Practice Ignition’s business intelligence dashboard.
Receipt Bank is the world’s favourite paperless bookkeeping platform, connecting accountants, bookkeepers and small businesses. Since 2010 we’ve been making it simple to capture, process and share financial documents so businesses can focus on what matters.
T: +44 (0)203 699 5006
Sage is Making Tax Digital for UK accountants. No matter how you or your clients choose to work, all Sage solutions are 100% MTD-compliant and packed with innovative technology. Not only are our products compliant, but we have the MTD hub which is packed with free resources to support accountants to prepare their practice and their clients for the upcoming changes. Please visit sage.com/mtd.
Sage has been supporting UK accountants and bookkeepers for over 35 years. We’re at the forefront of technology and one of the largest UK-owned tech companies in the FTSE100, with 13,500 employees across the globe and 3,000 of those in the UK and Ireland.
We serve over 800,000 businesses, and over 20,000 accountants and bookkeepers in the UK. Plus, two out of every three people in the UK are paid using Sage solutions. Sage is here to support your practice and clients with the UK’s biggest team dedicated to accountants and bookkeepers—that’s 150 experts on-hand to help you plan the future growth of your practice, get the most out of Sage products, and train your staff and clients.
T: +44 (0)845 111 1111
Jast are experts in provide telemarketing solutions to accountants. Their specialist knowledge of the accountancy industry allows them to develop long lasting bonds with new clients to maximise the growth of the practice. Jast are not just a lead generation service for accountants, instead the campaigns focus on new client conversions to ensure a good return on investment.
T: +44 (0) 1159 720 085
Virtual Cabinet is a fully integrated document management system with full version control, automated email filing and audit trail. Providing peace of mind for those wishing to create a paperless office. Virtual Cabinet is combined with an integrated document portal for complete security for transferring sensitive documents and receiving document approvals with e-signatures.
T: +44 (0)845 166 1165
Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use global online platform for small businesses and their advisors.
The company has over one million subscribers in more than 180 countries, with more than 250,000 of those in the UK. Xero seamlessly integrates with more than 600 apps.
It was ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the World’s Most Innovative Growth Company for two years running and won Technology Provider of the Year for the British Small Business Awards. Xero has also won a number of other UK awards, including Practice Software of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards and Payroll Software of the Year at the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers LUCA Awards.