Second annual Small Business Conference is a success!


Over 100 people attended Nicholsons Chartered Accountants’ second annual Small Business Conference which was recently held at the Drill Hall in Lincoln.   The year’s theme was based on the ‘employees’ within a business.

The firm was pleased to have secured the internationally renowned freelance speaker and writer, Richard Askam to host the event. Richard writes on the topic of engagement and the art of lost conversation.

Small business software technology company XERO were also in attendance and talked about the ways SMEs can stay on top of their cashflow as well as advising on the tools available to help them keep up to date with their incomings and outgoings.

To help businesses deal with the many challenges they have to face today, Nicholsons brought together a number of business specialists who were able to help and advise small business owners and managers on key topics that are a concern for them. These ranged from cashflow, budgeting, legal issues, performance and retaining staff, cyber security, marketing, social media, technology, efficiency through processes and health & wellbeing, all factors that need to be considered when running a successful business.

The audience had an opportunity to interactive with our speakers by asking any questions at the end of each session.

Richard Hallsworth, a director at Nicholsons says “The world that we work and live in is changing. Politically we are exiting the EU, economically new ways of working like the gig economy have changed the pattern of work, socially we are aware of the importance of good mental health and wellbeing and technology and automation are getting faster and cleverer.  Not adapting to the changes around us is not an option. We hope the conference has provided business owners and managers with the tools to make better decisions, to help their businesses go from strength to strength.”

During the morning delegates had the opportunity to visit the stands that were supporting the conference, giving them access to a wide range of services to enhance their business decision making.

Our thanks go to our speakers – Glen Foster from Xero, Richard Hallsworth from Nicholsons, Michael Squirrell from Wilkin Chapman, Anthony McGhie from Barclays, Chris Pickles from F1 Group, Alex Wright from Knapton Wright, Rachel Linstead from Firecracker and Andrew Tomlinson from Nicholsons HR Department and our host Richard Askam.

Our thanks go to our supporters – Lincoln College, DBS Internet Marketing, Reflect Recruitment, Systematic, Optimum Safety Management, St Barnabas Hospice, FSB, Thompson & Richardson, Lincolnshire Chamber and Positive Networking