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Practice Excellence LIVE!

24th - 27th October 2016

Practice Excellence LIVE!

Presented by AccountingWEB, the Practice Excellence Programme focuses on helping you to be the best you can be.

What is it?

Practice Excellence Live is an interactive online broadcast. In other words we’re bringing the conference to you!

When is it?

10am and 2pm, everyday 24th - 27th October 2016

How do I get involved?

Simply register to choose the sessions you would like to attend, and those that align with your critical business challenges. You can choose as many sessions as you like and will be sent details of how to join the broadcast. On the day, you can interact with the speaker, ask questions and be a part of the debate.

What topics will be covered?

Consisting of 8 sessions focusing on the key topics including; The Future of Practice Technology, Client Marketing, Tax and Making Tax Digital.  Each cutting edge session will be broadcast from our pop-up film studio and steamed live.

Relevant to both sole practitioner and multi partner businesses our exciting lineup of expert speakers will provide you with tools to take back to your business to enable you to grow your practice - without having to take time out of the office.  

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Monday 24 October


Navigating the ever-changing tax landscape
Tuesday 25 October


Proven strategies for winning valuable clients
Wednesday 26 October


Discover the tax hot spots you need to know about
Thursday 27 October


The latest tech trends and what they mean for you


There are eight interactive online session types are at the heart of our LIVE broadcast. Pick your personal agenda for the week, aligning the sessions chosen with what you most want to achieve both personally and professionally. Choose as many session as you like. Create an action plan to help you grow and develop your practice.

MTD is on the way to a practice near you - so what do you need to know about it right now? Based on real feedback from the accounting profession we've assembled a brains trust to help you understand the state of play today, and the risks and opportunities for tomorrow.

While MTD is part of a convergence of factors driving change in the profession, this session unpacks what real firms are doing to adjust to a changing landscape. We'll uncover how leading accountants make decisions to accommodate the MTD influence, what has happened so far and the lessons they've learned along the way.

Practice Marketing expert Karen Reyburn will deep dive into the Marketing Mindset; what to do and what not to do. Join Karen and our expert panel to explore how you can cultivate the habits of a marketing professional to equip you with the ability to make positive marketing decisions. Find out what others are doing to drive results as we examine the innovative marketing activities of real firms.

PracticeWEB’s marketing lead Alex Tucker is joined by Siobhan Dolan, Marketing Manager at Dunkley's and Jon Baker, Director at The Excedia Group. This 45 minute session will show you how you to win more of the right clients without heavy investment in marketing spend. We will provide you with the tools you need to define your clients persona, craft your message, build your web presence and drive your prospects through the buying cycle.

Our speaker panel will feature small business owners and tax experts as they discuss the top tax-related issues and pitfalls small businesses are now facing. From MTD to stamp duty, corporation tax to capital allowances, this session will expand your understanding of a range of legislation that will directly impact your clients now and in the future.

There is a new tax landscape on the horizon. There is Brexit, making tax digital, a new Chancellor, a new Prime Minister and a new legislated outlook -  All this is going to combine to produce and extensive list of legislative changes to tax statutes.  This session is designed to arm you with early sight of the major changes coming through the pipeline. This session will help you identify what are key consultations happening now and what is coming.

Get the inside track on how practices have adapted to the technology revolutions. With a step by step guide this session will support you on your journey to fast track your way through the new technology landscape.


Nigel Harris

Partner Burton Sweet

Nigel Harris is a partner at chartered accountants and business advisers Burton Sweet where he heads up the Shepton Mallet office. Along with an active interest in software systems and cloud apps he looks after owner-managed businesses of all sizes and private tax clients across the South West and beyond.

Fabiola Stein

Global Director Product Management Sage

An international product and digital leader with a mission to create the best cloud & mobile products for Sage customers. She journey as a computer engineer, working in product teams. Later, she embraced a wonderful and exciting career path by joining (and leading) fast-paced and multinational digital teams.
Kevin McCallum

Kevin McCallum

Business Development Director FreeAgent

Kevin looks after a diverse range of Freeagent partners including accountancy practice clients, and businesses ranging from micro and SMEs through to larger corporates such as Barclays Bank and IRIS Software.

Clare Sheehan

Deputy Director HM Revenue & Customs

Clare leads the Customer Readiness and External Stakeholder team for HMRC's Making Tax Digital for Business programme. She started her career in the private sector but has spent the last ten years in various roles in HMRC, HM Treasury and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.


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New Firm of the Year

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Technology Champion of the Year

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Innovative Firm of the Year

Supporting the Practice Excellence Conference

We still have opportunities to support the 2016 Practice Excellence Conference so get in touch with us for a chat. You can also talk to us about 2017 as we are already planning lots of exciting stuff! 

Ben Smith


+44 (0) 117 915 8640
Steve McKibbin

Steven McKibbin

Commercial Manager

+44 (0) 117 915 8640