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businessmums summit 2011

Hundreds of mumpreneurs from across Sussex are set to attend the BusinessMums Summit 2011. For the second year running Spofforths is sponsoring the event which will take place at the Thistle Hotel in Brighton on Monday 10th October. Some well-known speakers including ITV presenter Kate Garraway and Laura Tenison of JoJoMamanBebe will make appearances.

spofforths is a finalist in the gatwick diamond business awards

We have just received confirmation that Spofforths is a finalist in the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2012. Following successful nominations and visits from the judges we have been shortlisted in the Business of the Year and Corporate Responsibility categories.

businesses get linked in spofforths

We are inviting business people who are interested in developing their Linked in profiles to attend an interactive course, run by Sussex Enterprise, at our Horsham office on Tuesday 29 May 2012. As the largest professional online network, LinkedIn is a great way to exchange information, ideas and opportunities.

free export advise for sme's

I am encouraging SMEs who are interested in learning about international trade to join me at an ‘Entrepreneurship and Growth’ event on Thursday 28 June. The free advisory session is being held at the Arora Hotel, in Crawley, to mark ICAEW Business Advice week which runs from 25 to 29 June 2012. I have been invited by event organisers, ICAEW and Coast to Capital, to make a presentation about business export and how it could help you to achieve growth.

mark spofforth to become icaew president

We are delighted to announce that Mark Spofforth will take up the role of President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) on Wednesday 13 June 2012. The annual Presidential Handover is being held at Moorgate Place, in London, and Clive Parritt will pass over the President’s badge.

new bluebird electric car prototype on show

Spofforths’ client, Don Wales chatted with fans outside The Theatre Royal Haymarket this week, whilst showing off the shell of the new Bluebird GTL Formula E prototype, an electric circuit racing car.

Spofforths’ client, Don Wales chatted with fans outside The Theatre Royal Haymarket this week, whilst showing off the shell of the new Bluebird GTL Formula E prototype, an electric circuit racing car.

Business Matters Awards 2012

I am looking forward to attending the Business Matters Awards at Effingham Park Hotel on Friday 20 July. Spofforths are sponsoring the Large Business of the Year category and I will be presenting the winning business with their Award.

Adur and Worthing Business Awards Launched

As the Adur and Worthing Business Awards 2012 launch this week, we are encouraging you to make nominations for the businesses you believe deserve some special recognition. We are proud to sponsor the awards for the third year running as it is such a popular event for the business community. There are 18 categories to choose from including overall business of the year, start-up business and innovation. Award winners will be announced on Friday 16th November at the Worthing Pavilion.

Dressed for Success 2012

The annual ‘Dressed for Success’ window dressing campaign is set to launch on Wednesday 12 September and once again we are proud to be headline sponsors. For the third year running we will be working closely with Horsham Unlimited, the town centre business partnership, to raise awareness about the initiative. It forms part of a five year vision to ensure that Horsham becomes renowned for its business windows.

Paint with Light announced as winners of Innovation Award at Southern Business Awards

At the Southern Business Awards gala evening on Friday September 28 I was delighted to present the Innovation category award to Anthony Robins of Paint-with-Light. This company has invented a process of using a completely black space to allow a long camera exposure. The result is that you can "paint" and annotate objects or create the most extraordinary pictures including freezing motion with light. Have a look on their website and be astounded by the beauty of the photos produced.

Why not enter the Chichester Observer & Gazette Business Awards 2013

Submit your entry into the Chichester Observer & Gazette Business Awards you may even receive an editorial profile in the paper free!

Horsham networking event

We are encouraging Horsham business managers and owners to join us for a free networking event, organised by Horsham Unlimited on Thursday 18 April 2013.

Sarah Ediss is attending the Academies Show 2013

Sarah Ediss is attending the Academies Show 2013 in London, Excel Centre.

Voting is now open for the finalists of the Sussex Food & Drink Awards

Adrian Pearce, our Farming and Agriculture specialist, was delighted to attend the South of England Show media Breakfast hosted by Penelope Keith on 6 June. After the breakfast Nicholas Soames MP launched the public voting for the Sussex Food and Drink awards 2013/14.

Sussex Food and Drink Award Finalists gather

Finalists of the 2013/14 Sussex Food and Drink Awards gathered at the South of England Showground yesterday. The next phase of the Awards is extremely important and finalists were encouraged to attend the event so that they could to meet sponsors and judges and to gain advice about how to attract votes from customers.

Spofforths join Horsham Independents Month

Spofforths have joined 25 other companies to promote ‘Horsham’s Independent Businesses’ with a month long focus on the traders and the importance of what they do for the town and surrounding villages.

Spofforths named employer of the year finalist in Natwest Venus Awards Brighton & Sussex

Alison Jones, Partner in Spofforths Brighton office has been named a finalist in this year’s Employer of the Year category in the NatWest Venus Awards Brighton and Sussex, which saw almost 900 submissions in total.

Spofforths sponsor Outstanding Teacher of the Year

Spofforths are sponsoring Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in the West Sussex County Times 2013 Community Awards.

We can guide you through the start-up period

Viewing us as your business adviser, as well as professionals trained in traditional accountancy and tax compliance, could boost your company’s bottom line. We are experienced at guiding businesses through the start-up period and, as well as advising you on what to do, we can give you some tips about what not to do.

Spofforths dedicated education team

Having worked closely with education providers and charities for decades, Spofforths can bring you sector-specific advice and relevant experience. Our education team offers audit, accounting, taxation, payroll, VAT, governance, and business advisory services to many different types of schools, educational charities, grant-making bodies and tutoring businesses.

Nominations are now open for the Selsey Business Awards

Spofforths are sponsoring Business of the Year category at the Selsey Business Awards, which is open to all businesses in the Selsey and Sidlesham area. We have chosen to sponsor the awards because we have experience working with entrepreneurs and SMEs. We help to balance their private and business priories, at the same time as supporting their business growth; which is why it is a great awards to sponsor.

Successful Seminar "20 things you MUST know when selling a business "

Yesterday evening we held our seminar “20 things you MUST know when selling a business”. The evening was a great success and our presenters Mark Spofforth, Daniel Grainge, Alex Spofforth and Philip Wise were superb.

Natwest Venus Womens Business Awards Brighton tonight

This evening is the Natwest Venus Womens Business Awards being held at the Metropole Hotel in Brighton.

ETI Wins Adur and Worthing Business Awards

Spofforths sponsored this years ‘Business of the Year’ category at the Worthing and Adur Business Awards which took place at the Pavilion Theatre, Worthing on Friday 18th October. The overall winner Business of the Year was ETI and the evening was a great success!

Growth Vouchers for small businesses

The Prime Minister has pledged additional support for small businesses and promised £2,000 worth of expertise and advice to 20,000 small businesses, as part of a new growth voucher pilot scheme championed by Lord Young, the PM’s enterprise adviser. The scheme matches business leaders with mentors to help them grow, through a marketplace-style website.

Chichester Young Professional Networking event a great success

The launch event of the Chichester Young Professionals Group yesterday at Trent’s Shed bar in Chichester was a great success. The aim of the Chichester Young Professionals group is to provide an opportunity to get together and talk with like-minded individuals. It also gives young business people the chance to uncover exciting opportunities have fun whilst attending interesting and lively events.

Top tips for working in the cloud

In a demanding society our needs, both business and personal, are constantly changing and evolving, making it hard to predict the next step. The advancement of cloud software has meant that the way in which we can now do business has changed beyond all recognition.

Spofforths partner Alison Jones talks about her mentoring role with the Cherie Blair Foundation

Alison Jones from our Brighton office was recently interviewed by Laura Cartledge from etc magazine about breaking down the boundaries in business.

Spofforths Blog Achieves Top 25 Blogs you Must be Reading

Spofforths are delighted to have been listed on the Mercury Talks list of 25 UK Business Blogs you Should Be Reading.

Spofforths Sponsor Horsham District Food and Drink Festival 2014

Spofforths are proud to be sponsors of the Horsham District Food and Drink Festival which is taking place from 6th September until 5th October. The festival allows you to explore what local producers have to offer over four weeks with various events, promotions and offers.

Mark Spofforth short listed "Practitioner of the Year" The British Accountancy Awards 2014

We are delighted to announce that Spofforths Chichester office partner Mark Spofforth has been shortlisted in the “Practitioner of the Year” category of The British Accountancy Awards 2014. The event organised by Accountancy Age celebrates excellence in the profession.

New jobs created from grants awarded by the Coast to Capital Business Growth Scheme

Earlier this month it was announced that more than 300 new jobs will be created from the grants awarded by the Coast to Capital Business Growth Grant scheme to businesses across the region, including Brighton and Hove, Croydon, Gatwick Diamond, Lewes and West Sussex throughout 2014.

Accounting software shouldn’t be a chore to use

If you want your business to work smarter and faster, online accounting software like Xero is a wise investment and can save your company time and money.

Charity Commission releases guide on how to register a charity

The Charity Commission has released a detailed guide on how to register a charity. Usually you must register a charity with the charity commission when your charity has over £5,000 of income in the year, unless you are a charitable incorporated organisation which must register whatever its income.

Spofforths join panel discussion at Xerocon 2015

Xerocon 2015 runs from 10 to 11 February at the Battersea Evolution, London and has an impressive lineup of speakers from one of the UK’s most influential businesswomen to a renowned brand expert, a leading technology journalist to a broadcasting innovator.

Top Tips for Xero Users

"Spofforths ' Top Tips for Xero Users" February edition featured some tips and tricks on how to:-

Open multiple windows
Deal with regular invoices
VAT clarity

The Selsey Florist wins Business of the Year at Selsey Awards

At the Selsey Business Awards Gala Dinner on 28 February Spofforths' Rob Beasley was delighted to present "The Selsey Florist" with their overall Best Business Award.

Your Invitation to find out all about Xero

What is online accounting and how does it work?