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As some of you may remember, AccountingWEB held a member meet up in London in June 2013. 

It's been a while, so we thought we would hold another one - this time in a different location. The purpose of this is to get to meet our members face-to-face and have a chance to chat offline. 

We're aiming to hold it in June and again, as last time, it will be in partnership with Clear Books (but separate from their own meetups they hold).

Firstly we're wondering, how many of you would be interested?

And secondly, would any of you be interested in attending it in Birmingham? If not, could you please let us know where your preference is? No guarantees we can hold it there but we will definitely consider it.

As for who's going, it would be myself and potentially some others on the team at AccountingWEB. 

So, let us know if you'd like to go and where! 

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By mrme89
02nd Apr 2015 12:43

If it was Leeds or Manchester (Leeds being the preference), I would be up for going.

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02nd Apr 2015 12:59

Thames Valley for me

Would love to meet up but can not justify a 'day trip' in my busy schedule!

PS. Thank you so much for not saying 'hey' or 'awesome' ;)

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By Duhamel
02nd Apr 2015 13:16

Birmingham
Hey,

Birmingham would be the best location for me, if I were to attend. Awesome!

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By Dib
02nd Apr 2015 13:18

Hey, it would be awesome if you could come to Leeds or Sheffield!

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02nd Apr 2015 13:28

Thanks everyone.

I might add that this is an evening thing so will be outside working hours i.e. after 6pm.

P.s. Hey. Awesome. 

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25th Apr 2015 10:59

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02nd Apr 2015 13:51

The Isle of Wight is a bit of a far trek for us here in Bristol, however I would love to meet you in real life Portia.

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By SteveOH
02nd Apr 2015 13:53

London, Birmingham, anywhere

It doesn't matter where it is. I'm a free wheelin' dude and like to travel.

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By DMGbus
02nd Apr 2015 13:59

Midlands - centre of the country

There are various conference / meeting venues in the centre of the UK - the Midlands - and it doesn't have to be at the very expensive (high rent = non-viable) NEC.   Some football clubs host events of this nature (I have attended tax/accounts related seminars / events at Birmingham FC and Walsall FC in recent years).   I recently noticed that FSB in the West Midlands are using a former railway station in Wolverhampton for a meeting later this month.

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02nd Apr 2015 14:01

Great ideas DMG, thanks. Last time we held it in a rooftop terrace in a bar/restaurant in London.

We were thinking of a similar setting again. So once we have the physical place nailed down, we can start to look at venues. 

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By mrme89
02nd Apr 2015 14:07

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Rachael_Power wrote:

Great ideas DMG, thanks. Last time we held it in a rooftop terrace in a bar/restaurant in London.

We were thinking of a similar setting again. So once we have the physical place nailed down, we can start to look at venues. 

Hilton Leeds, Sky Lounge. My workplace is just around the corner, not that it would influence my recommendation ;-)

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02nd Apr 2015 14:12

I've changed my mind

Have fun and don't forget to get parental consent ;)

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02nd Apr 2015 14:33

Carol Vorderman

If you can persuade the above-mentioned to come, you can count me in.

 

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02nd Apr 2015 14:43

interested

I couldn't do Birmingham.

London-based, so anywhere in (reasonable) commuting distance for an evening.

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02nd Apr 2015 14:48

Great idea!

Sign me up! Awesome!

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By DJKL
02nd Apr 2015 15:09

So, a tax deductible holiday on the company

So, a tax deductible holiday at the expense of the practice!

I have my 25th Wedding anniversary later this year so a two night stay in say Venice, Florence or Paris would maybe have worked, but not in June, the other half cannot take holidays during term time so I am afraid we cannot venture away from the frozen North irrespective of what attractions are on offer.

Now I do also fancy a trip to Oxford some time so please consider it re 2016 and try either early July  or early August (I usually go abroad last 2.5 weeks of July )

Anyway got to dash, of to the holiday house tomorrow (Not so sunny Sweden)  and still one vat return to complete.

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02nd Apr 2015 15:34

Lake District please

I live in a small Lake District market town with some friendly real ale pubs.  If you're driving though tek care of sheep on't road & remember the Lake District stonewalls at the roadside can be a tad unforgiving of driver error.

I can be free around six . . .

David

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By neileg
02nd Apr 2015 15:51

Dog?

davidwinch wrote:

I live in a small Lake District market town with some friendly real ale pubs.  If you're driving though tek care of sheep on't road & remember the Lake District stonewalls at the roadside can be a tad unforgiving of driver error.

I can be free around six . . .

David

Hi David

Do you have the obligatory Labrador sleeping under the desk while you work?

Neil

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02nd Apr 2015 16:29

Labrador?

neileg wrote:

davidwinch wrote:

I live in a small Lake District market town with some friendly real ale pubs.  If you're driving though tek care of sheep on't road & remember the Lake District stonewalls at the roadside can be a tad unforgiving of driver error.

I can be free around six . . .

David

Hi David

Do you have the obligatory Labrador sleeping under the desk while you work?

Neil

Labrador? Absolutely not!  She's a Border Terrier

David

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By neileg
02nd Apr 2015 15:53

Cross Country Rail

With rail services being what they are, it's easier for me to get to London than Birmingham, starting from Newcastle.

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02nd Apr 2015 17:47

London
Count me in, Birmingham's 50 miles closer for me but same travel time as getting to London because the trains cross country are awful and the traffic is horrendous. Always think Birmingham is just like London, but without ANY of the good bits.
So I'd vote for London, it's only 100 miles away.

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02nd Apr 2015 18:43

London/M25

South London/M25 okay for me. 

 

 

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02nd Apr 2015 20:02

London

I can make anywhere in London. First Tab should extend his horizons to central London at least.

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02nd Apr 2015 20:32

North for me
I would go to Leeds if there was a Northern meeting (if it wasn't in Newcastle).

I am also coming to the smoke for the Accountex conference as the place will be full of accountants
Why not arrange something for the Wednesday night, so I can see some of your Southern hospitality

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02nd Apr 2015 22:22

Another Isle of Wight vote
but I suspect it's in vein :)

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03rd Apr 2015 05:57

Own meeting

girlofwight wrote:
but I suspect it's in vein :)

Why don't you have your own meeting?

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25th Apr 2015 10:59

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03rd Apr 2015 12:18

Island paradise?

Portia Nina Levin wrote:

petersaxton wrote:

girlofwight wrote:
but I suspect it's in vein :)

Why don't you have your own meeting?

I am not actually in the Isle of Wight. I just thought it would be an awesome part of the country for a meet up. But if Rachael's buying me dinner...

Wouldn't the Scilly Isles be warmer?

RM

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By qhas
02nd Apr 2015 23:15

Meeting
Any chance Kent?

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03rd Apr 2015 16:51

Kent - Yes!

qhas wrote:
Any chance Kent?

Preference

1. Canterbury - great place for a night out.

2. Ashford - very convenient for me and ok place.

3. Folkestone - very convenient for me and on the whole crap.

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By qhas
04th Apr 2015 12:39

Any corner

Kent accountant wrote:

qhas wrote:
Any chance Kent?

Preference

1. Canterbury - great place for a night out.

2. Ashford - very convenient for me and ok place.

3. Folkestone - very convenient for me and on the whole crap.

in Kent will do me
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03rd Apr 2015 09:40

Bondi Beach perhaps? Central Park maybe...

I suppose I can dream if AccountingWEB is footing the bill! 

Perhaps it can be joint with AccountingWEB USA and we can all get together in Vegas?

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03rd Apr 2015 09:42

Newcastle

Birmingham takes to long from scotland

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By qhas
03rd Apr 2015 10:15

Why keep knocking

primedabate6 wrote:

at the bottom of the sea perhaps.  The prfect venue for unqualified accounting clerks.

unqualified accounting clerks ? They have to make a living like us
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03rd Apr 2015 10:10

If its in Birmingham FC's ground

You can count me out...yuk

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By mrme89
03rd Apr 2015 10:12

If it's in Birmingham, we will all have to catch public transport. If we took cars we would have to drive home on the rims.

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03rd Apr 2015 10:13

If Rachel is going

I am definitely going :)

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03rd Apr 2015 14:27

my home town

Those of you dissing my home town of Birmingham have clearly never been.  Birmingham competes favourably in many ways against London given we do not get the funding that London does.  So Brum all the way.  Bosting :)

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03rd Apr 2015 16:48

You must live in the posh bit

Peace Of Mind Payroll wrote:

Those of you dissing my home town of Birmingham have clearly never been.  Birmingham competes favourably in many ways against London given we do not get the funding that London does.  So Brum all the way.  Bosting :)

Its 'bostin'

Not sure where the posh bit is though ;o)

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03rd Apr 2015 14:58

not dissing Birimingham

It is a vibrant city, but it is easier to get to London from Glasgow than it is to Birmingham on public transport.

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03rd Apr 2015 15:20

Hey, B'ham? Awesome, I'm in!

Life north of the M25?  Who'd have known.  

 

Count me in!

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03rd Apr 2015 18:25

Meet up

I'd be up for this.

Would prefer London, would consider Brum.

 

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04th Apr 2015 12:54

Being serious for a second

I can't see any meeting in the south east not being in central London.

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By Eve E
04th Apr 2015 20:27

Bucket and spade
No-one fancy a trip to the Essex/Suffolk Sunshine Coast then? No takers? What's not to love, ice cream, stick of rock, dip in the sea, possible hepatitis B, guaranteed hypothermia?

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08th Apr 2015 14:22

So many suggestions, thanks everyone. So far it's looking like Birmingham is a good contender - I'd love to be able to do a meet up in every location but since we did one in London last time it's only fair we look at a different part of the country! 

How easy is it for everyone to get to Leeds, as I also see that mentioned? 

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08th Apr 2015 14:28

Why?

Rachael_Power wrote:

So many suggestions, thanks everyone. So far it's looking like Birmingham is a good contender - I'd love to be able to do a meet up in every location but since we did one in London last time it's only fair we look at a different part of the country! 

How easy is it for everyone to get to Leeds, as I also see that mentioned? 

Why be fair?

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08th Apr 2015 15:01

Why not be fair?

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25th Apr 2015 11:00

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By Dib
16th Apr 2015 21:15

Leeds

There's nowt wrong wi' Leeds.  The coal/bath interface situation ceased some years ago and we even have our own Harvey Nics.

Just off to exercise t'ferret!

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16th Apr 2015 23:13

Northern euphemism??

Dib wrote:
Just off to exercise t'ferret!
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