Regional Meeting photo's from Marstons Brewery

Notes from Emma Cottington of InnHouse Associates..

This regional meeting was well attended and was at the home of the Marstons Brewery in beautiful Burton on Trent. This is one of a number of ALTA Events I have attended since being a member and I found this event to be an amazing location and Marstons were superb hosts.

The committee met prior to the attendees and the guest speakers arriving and looked at the planning over the next 12 months regards up coming events and the plans for ALTA in the future which was shared with us during the meeting.

I've been involved in the licensed trade for a number of years and am still amazed at the great networking these events achieve with professionals in my sector.

The schedule of events on 6th November, were as follows:

13.00 Reception, lunch and networking

14.00 - 16.00 PRESENTATIONS

Presentation - HUMBERTS - (assistance with business rates)
Presentation - ACCEPT CARD - (merchant services for our clients)
Presentation - LICENSED TRADE CHARITY (an update in the market)
Presentation - AUTOENROLMENT BUREAU (support for our members)

16.00 Marstons Brewery Tour

17.00 Open Networking

Overview

The presenters were very good and offered an unbiased and insightful picture of what is present in the market today and what the future may hold for the Licensed Trade suppliers. I feel like I have achieved more from this event than other CPD style events I have been involved with.

I will be looking forward to future events with this very dynamic, go getting crowd and look forward to hearing what ALTA has planned for 2015..

Plans for the future of ALTA

We are planing to reissue new certificates to all our members in Jan/Feb 2015 along with more work towards our supplier membership goals.

In addition to this the committee is looking to promote and extend the recognition given to our corporate members of ALTA who currently have a number of staff as members of the Association of Licensed Trade Accountants.

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

2015 AGM - 7th May 2015, Planning North

Regional Event (2015) - Thursday 19th February, Rugby (details not yet available)

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