Smith & Williamson to host finance and business briefing for SMEs

March 26, 2015

The latest changes to accounting practices, tax, regulations and company compliance procedures will be explained at a finance and business briefing staged by the Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson.

The breakfast event on April 21 is aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them get to grips with the changes. It takes place at Smith & Williamson’s offices in Portwall Lane, Bristol.

One of the speakers, Smith & Williamson partner in corporate tax Paul Bray, said: “There has been a noticeable upturn in activity and a renewed appetite for growth over the last few months.

“More clients are looking at different ways to fund their expansion in the UK and abroad, and some are now turning an eye towards succession planning, something that has been on the backburner for a while as the time has not been right.

“In today’s climate, it can be extremely challenging for SME businesses to keep up to date with the various regulatory and compliance changes they need to be aware of.”

The event is the first in a series of seminars to help SMEs understand the key business and employment tax changes as well as those being proposed in the future.

“We will also explore accounting considerations for growing businesses and changes to the legal requirements for companies,” said Paul.

Looking ahead, we will discuss ways to quantify and protect the value of a business and find out how better public relations can help to build a reputation.”

This briefing event is aimed mainly at owner managers, directors with financial responsibility and finance teams in companies typically turning over up to £10m. It runs from 8.30am to 11am and features five speakers.

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