AIMS Accountants for Business Conference
27th September 2016
Following on from the success of last year’s conference we are busy preparing for our 2017 conference and our web page will be updated whenever there are any new developments
It is being held on Wednesday 13th September at the Jury’s Inn Hotel in Hinckley, Leicestershire
If you would like to register your interest for this year’s conference please email Tish@assec.co.uk
In the meantime, take a look at last year’s event:
AIMS Accountants for Business’ 21st annual conference was held on 27th September 2016 in London.
Over 300 people including AIMS Accountants, our valued business partners, accountants who have expressed an interest in joining the AIMS network, professional lecturers and speakers and of course our central office team were in attendance at the event.
AIMS Accountants spent the day attending valuable tailor made technical workshops ensuring that our Accountants have come away from the conference not only being even more informed as to how they can assist their diverse range of SME clients deal with the ever changing and challenging tax laws but have also come away from the conference better equipped to assist their clients grow and develop their own businesses.
A select group of AIMS’ business partners were also at the conference to showcase their products and to keep our Accountants informed of new developments to their services and products.
After a taxing and informative day all our attendees were invited to an informal dinner where our Accountants were able to we were able to relax and share stories and experiences with each other and where we were able to recognise the achievements of individual Accountants who have excelled in their field this year and indeed to recognise the achievements of the AIMS Accountants for Business Network – an even stronger force in the independent business community this year.
Our event this year raised over £2,600 for the Youth Support Trust – a charity close to heart of AIMS that gives young people the space and support they need to start their own business.
Some highlights from our event:
We are already planning our conference for 2017 which will be our silver jubilee year! Please register your interest with Tish.
AIMS have always and will continue to embrace and support any suppliers who can offer a service to our Accountants that can improve the efficiency of their practice and which in turn can improve our service to our growing network of SME clients. A huge thank you goes out to all of our suppliers who were invited to partake in our conference this year.
Digita Tax & Accounting Software from Thomson Reuters has been widely used by AIMS Partners since 2001 across the entire franchisee base. Year-on-year, AIMS members continue to choose Digita tax and accounting software because it’s easy to use and comprehensively covers UK accounts and compliance work. Their team of support experts are always happy to help AIMS Partners and provide added peace of mind.
- Independent business recovery and insolvency specialists
- Always ready to help businesses/companies and individuals in financial difficulty
- Able to offer a personal service committed to addressing client needs
- Highly regarded licensed insolvency practitioners supported by a skilled and dedicated team of professional staff
- Company Voluntary Arrangement, Administration, Liquidation, Receivership
RandDTax partners with AIMS and offers AIMS accountants specialist advice and guidance on claiming R&D Tax Credits. We will help AIMS clients to recognise qualifying R&D activities, scope R&D costs and claim Corporation Tax related cash credits or relief, which typically represents value to them of between 19% and 33% of qualifying R&D costs. Clients of AIMS accountants receive a 25% reduction on our normal fees. Since 2012 RandDTax has helped around 660 companies (mainly SMEs) to gain over £42m in financial benefit.
The VAT People Limited and our sister business The Customs People have been working alongside AIMS to assist their clients for a number of years. We value the relationship with AIMS as we find that AIMS accountants are invariably great people to deal with. They are as keen as we are to bring practical cost effective solutions to VAT and Duty issues for AIMS clients and to appreciate the fact that these are presented in plain, easily understood, jargon free way by our firm.
As a global supplier of Accounts and Payroll software Sage is passionate about empowering small business to achieve great things. Sage works as a partner to the network and values the input from AIMS members to in order to help move products and services and forward.
QuickBooks Online now has over 1.4 million users globally and continues to focus on making the financial lives of businesses simpler. We will do all we can to reinforce the message that by working with an accountant their lives will be even simpler still. We will also make sure that all of our AIMS partners are set up for success via free training, technical support, wholesale pricing and directory listings. Please visit our stand or get in touch for more information.
As Backup Direct, we’ve been providing data back-up and recovery services to AIMS franchisees since 2006. Today, Cloud Direct provides a full service of cloud IT solutions. We help increase business productivity, and fulfill FCA regulations and data protection laws. Our hosted desktop solution is particularly popular with AIMS franchisees. Microsoft Gold partner. ISO 27001-2013 and ISO 20000 accredited.
Harris Balcombe LLP is a fifth generation family business, the only national company of its kind and the largest firm in Europe specialising in the preparation and negotiation of insurance claims on behalf of the Insured. We can provide expert help when your clients need it the most!
Creative auto enrolment: The preferred partner for AIMS accountants providing a complete, one-stop shop auto enrolment solution; tried and tested with over 20,000 employers already on our system.
Xero is beautiful, easy to use online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has over 700,000 subscribers in more than 180 countries. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500 third party tools, and was ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the World's Most Innovative Growth Company in 2014 and 2015.
As leading tax barristers recommended in Chambers UK and Legal 500, we offer expert advice and support throughout a tax dispute – from drafting persuasive letters to HMRC, to case preparation and advocacy in the tribunal. We offer Aims members a ‘one-stop-shop’ service, so that the cost of instructing both solicitors and barristers can be avoided. We offer highly competitive rates, including fixed fees where appropriate. We are happy to travel to clients throughout the UK.
GoCardless is the UK’s leading Direct Debit provider and offers a simple way to collect recurring payments. Integrated into all the major accounting software platforms, with automatic payment collection and reconciliation to ensure you and your clients get paid on time, every time. Just 1% per transaction, capped at just £2 - join over a thousand accountants and bookkeepers already using GoCardless.
Through its Global Commercial Payments division, American Express offers a suite of payment and lending products that help businesses and organizations of all sizes gain financial savings, control and efficiency. Global Commercial Payments provides solutions for travel and everyday business spending, cross border payments, global currency solutions, and business financing.
Receipt Bank makes bookkeeping a breeze for small and medium businesses. The simple mobile app automatically extracts data from receipts and invoices, and sends it directly to your accountant. No more lost receipts, no more spreadsheets, no more hassle.
Legal Clarity is a corporate and commercial boutique law firm. We provide fixed-cost legal services to small and medium sized companies. We have been the recommended supplier of legal services to the AIMS network of accountants for many years and are delighted to be continuing our relationship with AIMS and to be supporting your 2016 conference.
Whilst the working relationship between AIMS and Pinders is a longstanding one, it is also one that continues to evolve and adapt to meet the challenges of the diverse business world that we operate within. Like the AIMS Accountants, Pinders provide national coverage but with a strong regional and local presence. Typical cases undertaken in conjunction with AIMS include a wide range of business and commercial valuation work, often in connection with business sales and acquisitions, statutory accounting, incorporation, taxation and probate. Cases are often unusual and complex, which emphasises the importance of the tried and trusted relationship between the two organisations.
We are delighted to be attending the 2016 AIMS conference, Professional Fee Protection (PFP) have been working with AIMS for over sixteen years providing fee protection services for the AIMS membership.
Catax Solutions is a national capital allowances specialist. We excel in carrying out retrospective, current year, and new build capital allowances claims for our clients. We work with both individuals and companies in relation to commercial properties, and achieve significant tax relief and tax refunds through working closely with AIMs and their clients.
ASC Finance for Business have been arranging commercial finance for over 45 years. With over 20 offices around the UK, we aim to provide our clients with a personal service, ensuring that we can remove the ever increasing hassle and hurdles of arranging commercial finance to ensure that our clients’ commercial finance applications receive the highest level of consideration. We have been working closely with AIMS Accountants for many years to provide their clients with the right finance offerings for their businesses.