Employee benefits are a great way for businesses to attract and retain employees, as well as improve retention and enhance staff wellbeing. As the saying goes - "to win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace." An increasing number of businesses are now offering benefits far beyond just a workplace pension in a bid to differentiate themselves from other employers and retain the best talent.
Every year we inform and entertain hundreds of MDs, FDs and business owners at our range of expert events. You can attend for free - without obligation - and you don’t need to be an existing client!
MTD - Making Tax Less Taxing
No, it's not an April fools - MTD for VAT will be coming into force on 1st April 2019 and businesses need to be prepared! There has recently been some much-anticipated clarification around Making Tax Digital (MTD) and the aim of this seminar is to provide guidance on the steps businesses need to take ahead of the upcoming changes.
Doing Business in the USA
In light of the recent political disruption and uncertainty faced by British businesses, more and more of us are looking further afield for new business opportunities – could doing business in the USA be the next step for you?
HURST HR Update 2019
At the HURST HR Update 2019, we will be joined by HR expert – Jane Caven, MD of Sagegreen Human Resources. While Brexit continues to dominate the headlines, there are also a number of important employment law developments that HR professionals and business owners alike need to be aware of.
Growing Pains to Financial Gains
There reaches a stage when all business owners and entrepreneurs ask: “what’s next?”- especially when it comes to exit planning. Finding the answer to this question isn’t always easy, which is why we’re hosting this event to give you a full overview of the different options out there.
Due Diligence: All you Need To Know
Business owners looking to sell their business are encouraged, to first, consider undertaking a due diligence review. Every aspect, from financial to legal, must be thoroughly checked by an expert to avoid any unexpected pit-falls during the sale process.
December Drinks Reception
Every year, we get the festive period started with a drinks reception in our Manchester office for our clients and contacts. Join us for fizz, nibbles & good conversation!
Doing Business in Australia
Following the Brexit decision, there has been renewed interest in other easily accessible international markets. Australia has, and continues to be, a good destination for UK businesses to operate.
MBO: Friend Or Foe?
Planning a business exit is far from simple and it is important to know which exit route will work best for you. Finding the right buyer can be a challenge but sometimes, what you’re looking for can be right in front of you. A management buyout (MBO) i.e. selling your business to your existing management team, presents many advantages; you know and trust those who will be taking over, they know the ins and outs of the business already and the preservation of your company culture is a given.
How to Avoid HR Hell
As a business owner or HR professional, keeping up to speed with the ever-changing landscape of employment legislation can be a real challenge. HR Specialist Jane Caven will be joining us to provide an overview of some of the employment changes we have seen in 2018 and the changes we can expect to see in 2019.
Technical Workout For MD's & FD's
In the role of an owner manager or financial director of a business, it is vital to keep up to date with latest accounting and tax issues. Keeping on top of all the changes can sometimes be a struggle which is why we provide this half-day training session to provide all the necessary updates. We will be joined by different specialists who will cover topics including the current economic climate, AEO status, dealing with customer insolvency, EOT's and a financial reporting round-up for the year ahead.
Is The Price Right?
Your pricing strategy is an integral element of your business and it is vital to get it right; Not only does it ensure the financial longevity of your business, it also sends out a certain message to your target market. The art of getting your pricing right can be a challenge but once achieved, the results can be hugely profitable. To guide you through the science and psychology of pricing, we will be joined by David Abbott - an international pricing speaker and author who helps companies maximise their prices.
Selling Your Business: The Process
We understand that selling your business is one of the most important decisions you will make so it is imperative that you plan and get it right. To prepare business owners for this transitional period, we have designed a series of workshops which provide insight into all aspects of exit planning. The third in our series of workshops will cover everything you need to know about the exit process. Our head of Corporate Finance, Nigel Barratt will present alongside Ian Dawson, associate partner and Ryan Niblock, corporate finance executive.
MTD & VAT: Are you ready?
There has been much uncertainty around the long-awaited MTD. One thing, however, is sure: as of April 2019, businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) will need to keep digital records (for VAT purposes only) and provide their VAT return information to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) through Making Tax Digital (MTD) functional compatible software.