Managing Partner Focus Group

The Managing Partner Focus Groups are a gathering of no more than 15 like-minded partners representing firms who want to meet and share experiences.

Focus Groups are the single most successful way of learning about the realities of managing an accounting practice, whilst providing real and practical solutions. Participants are all willing to share ideas and develop relationships. As a result, they consistently benefit from new ideas, problem solving discussions and discovery of new resources.

The meetings are facilitated by Gordon Gilchrist, who updates the group on the latest issues and trends in the profession and facilitates the sharing of ideas.

The benefits of attending include:

  • Many new, innovative and practical ideas from colleagues within the group.
  • Assistance to formulate your own firm’s strategic plan.
  • The opportunity to share your most important concerns and receive instant feedback and resolution from the group to these issues.
  • All the discussion points, information and recommendations from the meeting are summarised and distributed to participants (on a strictly confidential basis).

The Partners convene the night before and enjoy a three course working dinner with a selection of wines, during which the agenda items are agreed for the following days focus group. Typical discussion items include:

  • Marketing, niches and growth
  • Additional services including Wealth Management, Auto Enrolment and the VFO
  • Fee pressure
  • Practice Management issues including lock up, productivity, efficiencies and Outsourcing
  • Succession planning
  • Cloud / IT / Paperless
  • HR and Talent
  • Mergers / acquisitions

Managing Partner Focus Group 

Date Venue Location
30 – 31 May 2018 Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club Hertfordshire
07 – 08 November 2018 Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club Hertfordshire

Managing Partner Focus Group – Cutting Edge

Date Venue Location
18 – 19 April 2018 Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club Hertfordshire
13 – 14 November 2018 Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club Hertfordshire

Managing Partner Focus Group – Upstream Academy

Date Venue Location
15 – 16 May 2018 Nuthurst Grange Birmingham
27 – 28 November 2018 Nuthurst Grange Birmingham

Attendance at these Focus Groups are by invitation or upon application. If you are interested in attending a focus group, please contact the Seminars Team.