Regional Meeting photo's from Hook Norton Brewery

Notes from our Vice-Chairman (Neil Sysum) and our newly appointed Secretary Joanna Marek

The location was beautiful in the middle of Oxfordshire at the famous Hook Norton Brewery.

We started our meeting first thing and went through our normal agenda - concentrating on the amazing feedback form our members from our previous meetings and current offers available to our members and members clients.

We are in the process of setting up some social media links and looking at corporate membership for our Accountant members - all being reviewed and implemented by our new Secretary.

The schedule of events throughout the remainder of the day, were as follows:

13.00 Reception, lunch and networking

14.00 - 16.00 PRESENTATIONS

Presentation - ENERGY BROKING - (information for our clients)
Presentation - TAX INVESTIGATION INSURANCE - (best practice and value)
Presentation - OUTSOURCING ACCOUNTS PROCESSING
Presentation - ANNUITY OR INCOME DRAWDOWN
Presentation - UPDATE RE PUB INSURANCES
Presentation - DISCOUNTED CLIENT CARD TRANSACTIONS

16.00 Hook Norton Brewery Tour

17.00 Networking

19.30 Carvery dinner

Overview

The networking during the day was very much a highlight with many topics such as MGD being 'hot' and very much up for discussion - the ability to share experiences, skills and best practice was extremely valuable.

The presenters and sponsors for the event were fun, engaging and gave a very valuable insight into skills and benefits we can use as Licensed Trade Accountants and Stocktakers as well as some very useful tips, discounts and offers we can give to our clients.

Plans for the future of ALTA

Our new Secretary is currently working on social media and outward focused information for both our current and future members - an update on this will follow shortly...

The Association of Licensed Trade Accountants is in the final stages of completing a deal with Westlands Motor group allowing our members unique discounts on low emission company cars - not only helping us do our bit for the environment but also to give our members some additional benefits to their existing membership.

We plan to have this complete and agreed before the end of November - so watch this space..

Plans have been made to look towards our future events, provisional details are to follow:

2014 AGM - May 2014, Planning South West

Regional Event (2014) - Nov 2014, Planning North East

We continue to look forward to welcoming all existing, new, members, sponsors, guests, suppliers at our upcoming events...