The Britain, Ireland (Northern and the Republic) and Guernsey group met for their annual meeting at Blick Rothenberg’s premises in Covent Garden, London, on Monday 9 March, preceded by a group dinner on the evening of Sunday 8 March.
All member firms from the group were in attendance, and hence comprised of delegates from Blick Rothenberg (London), Cassons (Manchester), Harbinson Mulholland (Belfast), Lince Salisbury (Guernsey), Ormsby & Rhodes (Dublin) and UNW (Newcastle).
Chairing the event, the EMEA region’s Executive Director, Stephen Hamlet (London)commenced proceedings with the traditional “round table discussions”, inviting each firm to provide an update on recent activity within their respective practices.
Conversations initiated a number of useful discussion points which kept the group busy up to the fabulous buffet served for lunch.
Afternoon discussions continued on more specific topics, including an update on FRS 102, provided by Kate Mullahy (Dublin), Cloud Accounting by Tony Reynolds (Manchester), and tax updates from Brendan Dwyer (Belfast) and Niall O’Connor (Dublin).
The day finished with an interesting look at the opportunities in Guernsey, led by Matt Godfrey(St. Peter Port)
The meeting was received very well by all who attended, having enjoyed another opportunity to discuss development issues within their respective firms, share common interests, latest service offerings, initiatives and experiences in recent practice matters.
BKR is grateful to Blick Rothenberg for continuing to host these meetings and for their hospitality throughout the day.