Reuniting the community after three years at Accountex, the Finance and Accounting world’s biggest event in the UK, with 250 global brands and cutting-edge start-ups. Networking and embracing the technological revolution with new and improved releases and over 180 inspirational talks by the fields leading professionals. ‘Designed to arm you with all the knowledge and inspiration you need to succeed in the fast-changing world of accounting and finance.’ From brownies and sweets to arcade games and big win prizes we saw it all with a whole community of 8000 people visiting over the two days. Judging by the stands and the great people we managed to speak to in the packed 2 days, some highlights during the event were.
The Airwallex stand handing out coffee cups to every passer-by. Their aim is to bring transparency to global payments. A flexible modern way to collect, manage and spend money. Capturing company expenses and managing international and domestic spending. They even integrate with your favourite banking app. Visit their website here; Global Business Accounts with Multi-Currency Payments | Airwallex UK
Catching a talk by Alexandra Bond Burnett ACC, on Speaking Numbers with Impact: How to Confidently Communicate Data with Anyone. A filled-out room for an inspiring talk on leadership with a clear focus on performance, presence and purpose. Learn more about Alexandra here; Leadership, unlocked (speakingambition.com)
The guys on the Collegia stand were eager to chat when we met with them in the morning of day 2. They are the UK’s first personal, workplace and auto enrolment pension. Championing environmental sustainability and relationships with their stakeholders and attitudes to human rights. They shared with us that they automatically exclude controversial industries. Collegia | Your digital Auto Enrolment pension
Meeting with the helpful Moss Credit guys on day 2 of Accountex. Their aim is to transform financial management of mid-sized companies and help them realise their fulfil potential. Moss enables flexible invoice management, easy accounting of employee expenses and reliable liquidity management. All modules benefit from efficient accounting automation and integrations with common accounting software and ERP systems. Read more about Moss on their website; Moss: The all-in-one spend management platform (getmoss.com)
Special mention to Spendesk, who had an effective spin to win game on their stand - think wheel of fortune inspired. Which drew in crowds of hopeful customers, we were impressed. Company cards & spend management software | Spendesk
Our Head of Customer Engagement, Nicky Wilkins, gave a series of informative mini seminars during our time at Accountex. Warning clients of the 5 pitfalls when changing your accounting system, and what to be aware of when changing. 5 ways to automate your accounting system, helping remove time lost for manual entry. Finally, the 7 deadly sins of accounting, including poor time management and loss of profit and how to avoid them. Nicky Wilkins | LinkedIn
Following this we had great feedback on the seminars, those who watched took notes & photos, to learn more from our slides head to our website. We got to interact with customers from all over the UK during the 2-day event with plenty more networking in the pipeline. It was encouraging to see the vast array of new Finance and Accounting businesses that emerged during the pandemic over the past 2 years going from strength to strength.