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Webinar: What will your firm look like after lockdown?

​AccountingWEB legend Rebecca Benneyworth has been retooling her practice over the past couple of years. But now the coronavirus pandemic has refocused her attention on how and why she needs to change her ways.

17th Jun 2020
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Rebecca Benneyworth's AccountingWEB Live Great Debate, 22 June 2020

Join Rebecca this Monday, 22 June, for the first of her AccountingWEB Live Great Debate webinars to learn what she thinks about the state of the practice market.

Every practitioner across the UK has had to confront the realities of working from home with businesses in distress. Not to mention trying to pin down definitive guidance on all the different business support schemes and government-backed loans.

Collectively, the profession’s response to adversity has been exemplary. Thousands and thousands of accountants have gone the extra mile to help clients overcome their short-term difficulties and adjust to a different kind of future.

Cutting-edge technologies like Zoom and Microsoft Teams have become the norm and relationships with clients will never be the same. But if pressures like MTD or Covid-19 aren’t there to enforce change, are practitioners actually thinking through the adjustments they need to make within their own firms?

The Great Debate presents an opportunity to spend some time thinking about your own future and to share ideas and opinions with other people who know exactly what you’re going through. 

Joining Rebecca on Monday will be Tony Margaritelli, chairman of the ICPA and a longstanding champion of smaller firms. In Tony’s view, you don’t have to buy into the digital “trusted advisor” dream to survive - there are lots of other ways firms can differentiate themselves and deliver great service for clients.

Our other expert witness will be Della Hudson. A veteran of the “class of 2009” firms who set up in the first wave of cloud adoption, Della sold her firm to focus on writing, lecturing and consulting. But now she’s back as a pioneering member of the “class of 2020” - spurred into setting up a new firm to fill some of the gaps she thinks other accountants have neglected. 

Register now to take part in Monday’s Great Debate with Rebecca Benneyworth - the first episode in the new AccountingWEB Live digital programme.

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By markabacus
22nd Jun 2020 13:00

If only I could have watched it, logged onto Acc'gWeb then it seemed to want another login! to watch it. Spoke then emailed Technical. Just trying to find 1pm's webinar. Not receiving confirmation emails

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By claire spurrell
23rd Jun 2020 09:18

Did you get a response from technical? The same thing has happened to me as well both yesterday and this morning even though I had screen acknowledgements that I had pre registered for both events.

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By merchantmcdonald
23rd Jun 2020 10:27

Same happened to me. Acknowledgement of the webinar - then nothing. The silence is deafening. I will wait to see what happens to the one on 1st July

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By Mike Goldsmith
23rd Jun 2020 11:41

Hi everyone. We'll have the On Demand session back up asap. I'll alert everyone here and on social. A few teething troubles with our new platform which we hope to have squashed this week.

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By markabacus
23rd Jun 2020 14:11

Hi
Yes I cldn't get in yesterday nor this morning until Maddy emailed me guest links, so I missed the 1st 15mins or so. Downloads will be available later.
I rec'd no email reminders for yesterday and only one this morning for today's at 8:45 but then it load the page but on clicking 'enter' it refused me entry to watch!
I've sent screenshots via Maddy to Tech'l
Hopefully the tech issues are fixed by Thurs for P11d's & Kate

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