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Accountex – Should I attend?

So exhibitions are dead, long live Google search – other browsers are available. Accountex is the UK’s leading exhibition for accountants in practice and runs from 13/14 May at Excel, Dockland, London.  The leading suppliers, software houses and thought leaders are all available in one exhibition hall to learn from. So with huge amounts of… View Article

Published by on May 6, 2015. Comments Off on Accountex – Should I attend?.

Xero Delivers Customer Delight

Xero is a leading light of the Cloud software movement and the Xero bandwagon rolled into Newcastle last week. In five years Xero has grown from having 4 UK staff working from their homes, to over 100 UK staff, housed at the coolest office in Bucks(!) and more importantly to over 83,000 UK paying clients… View Article

Published by on April 28, 2015. Comments Off on Xero Delivers Customer Delight.

Wise Words from a Sage

Stephen Kelly CEO of Sage chose Campus North, Newcastle to deliver a “first impressions” talk, after his first 100 days in post.  Campus North is the centre of the digital start-up community in Newcastle and Sage has invested £10k in the project.  The talk was attended by some 100 people, comprised of the start-ups, journalists… View Article

Published by on April 8, 2015. Comments Off on Wise Words from a Sage.

Captaincy – Paul McGinley Makes the Difference

Like most of the British public, I share a great an interest in sport and had a great weekend watching Europe retain the Ryder Cup. Europe’s winning captain Paul McGinley richly deserves all the praise that has and will continue to come his way. The connection between sport and business will no doubt follow, with… View Article

Published by on October 1, 2014. Comments Off on Captaincy – Paul McGinley Makes the Difference.