National Bookkeeping Week (4th-8th November 2013)

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National Bookkeeping Week 2013According to John Thompson writing for the Guardian on Wednesday, 2nd October, the main reason why small businesses fail lies with poor cash flow. A company could be fundamentally sound, but it will “crash and burn” through poor cash management.

With this in mind, the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is collaborating with government, industry bodies and small businesses to launch the first National Bookkeeping Week from 4th-8th November 2013.

The goal of the week is to improve the knowledge and perception of basic bookkeeping principles such as cash flow in start-ups, small and micro businesses in the UK.

As longstanding supporters of the ICB, and the leading provider of accounts and payroll software for small businesses, we (Sage One / Sage) are pleased to be lending our support to the campaign.

Peter Trimm (Product Manager, Sage One Accounts) and Marc Seery (Product Marketing Manager, Sage One) will be appearing at various National Bookkeeping Week events throughout the week (see below).

4th November 15:00-17:00  (Peter Trimm)

Where: Government launch at 1 Whitehall approx. 50+ attendees
Who: Guests include CEO of NACFB and CEO of NMTF, HMRC, The Guardian, FSB, Ingenious Britain, Start Up Loans

Itinerary

15:00 – Garry Carter CEO opens
15:20 – MP Anne-Marie Morris
15:40 – Yasmina Siadatan (Apprentice winner and Director of James Caan’s company Start Up Loans)
16:00 – Networking
16:30 – Panel discussion [Peter Trimm, Garry Carter, FSB and Marc O’Dwyer]

5th November 8:00-10:00  (Peter Trimm)

Where: Business breakfast meeting in Birmingham approx. 50+ attendees
Who: Mayor of Birmingham, MP’s and local business representatives

Itinerary

8:00 – Mayor opens
8:10 – Garry Carter
8:30 – Gary Hupston (local business owner using Sage Payroll software)
9:00 – Networking and breakfast

6th November 8:00-10:00 (Marc Seery)

Where: Business breakfast meeting in Bath approx. 50+ attendees
Who: Mayor of Bath, MP’s, local business representatives including Bath Rugby Club and FSB

Itinerary

8:00 – Mayor opening
8:10 – Garry Carter
8:30 – Representative from Business West [tentative]
9:00 – Networking

7th November 8:00-10:00 (Marc Seery)

Where: Business breakfast meeting in Glasgow approx. 50+ attendees
Who: Lord Provost Glasgow, MP, local business representatives, representatives from Scottish Women in Business and Women in Business

Itinerary

8:00 – Lord Provost opening
8:10 – Garry Carter
8:30 – MP Ann Mckechin
8:45 – Representative from Women in Business Network
9:00 – Networking

8th November 8:00-10:00 (Marc Seery)

Where: Business breakfast meeting in Brighton approx. 50+ attendees
Who: Mayor of Brighton, MP’s and local business representatives.

Itinerary

8:00 – Mayor opening
8:10 – Garry Carter
9:00 – Networking

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