Business and Accounting Review Invitation

2017 Business and Accounting Review 19th October 2017 Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa 12.45 - 17.00

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It has been over forty years since Tuckman and Jensen developed the well-known business model: ‘Storming, Norming, Forming and Performing’. But as the stopwatch counts down on Article 50, the idea that the UK economy will have to go through the same stages of development that Tuckman and Jensen identified, is quickly becoming a reality.

What will you learn from attending this event? •  Hear an overview of the key developments in corporate taxation, corporate finance, employment law and data protection which can assist you in the running of your business in 2017/18. •  Gain practical insights in to the world of corporate finance, from exit planning and disposal to managing an MBO or acquisition. •  Understand how early planning can get the best result for both staff and management and hear from a tax specialist on how you can put effective tax planning strategies in place. •  Develop an understanding of the impact of Brexit on your business whatever it will look like. On leaving the EU all UK businesses will still need to conform with European legislation in order to operate competitively. Find out how GDPR will impact your marketing strategy and get to grips with ever evolving employment law including the topical issue of when an employee is not an employee. •  Broaden your understanding of what megatrends are and the impact that both global change and Brexit could have on our own economy. •  An entrepreneurial view - hear from Scott Russell, owner and founder, at coffee brand, Paddy & Scott’s who will discuss the highs and lows of building an international brand from scratch.

Who should attend? Anyone who holds a senior position and who is accountable for business operations and/or performance. This event will be of particular value to those in the role of financial director, financial controller, director and owner managers. About this event This afternoon event starts with a hot buffet lunch where you will have the chance to network with other delegates and meet our speakers. The 2017 Business and Accounting Review is certified by the Continuing Professional Development service (CPD) all delegates will receive a certificate of attendance which can be used to register CPD points to your personal record. How to register You can register your place by emailing or by calling the events team on 01206 838400.

During our Business and Accounting Review we will examine the potential risks and opportunities of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and discuss tactics to deal with change. We have brought together a panel of expert speakers from a range of backgrounds, all of whom have direct experience of advising businesses through business transformation and change or who have personally experienced the highs and lows of building a successful brand.

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Agenda 12.45 Registration and Light Lunch

14.55 Julian Outen, Partner, Head of Employment Law, Ellisons Solicitors Business Transfers: the Employment Perspective Julian will examine some of the key employment law elements associated with business sales and acquisitions, including putting TUPE into practice. Julian will also provide a brief roundup of some of the key employment law developments of 2017. 15.40 Graeme Leach, Former Chief Economist of IoD The UK economy post- Brexit What’s the rhetoric and the reality of the impact of Brexit on the UK economy? • Brexit - where do we go from here? • What will normalisation look like? • The big global economic challenges for the coming years. 15.20 Coffee Break

16.10 Jon Bloor, Partner, Ellisons Solicitors GDPR A primer on the most important aspects of the new General Data Protection Regulation, focussing on: • What is happening in May 2018? • Why does it matter to my business? • What are the important things to do now? • What does the future hold? 16.35 Scott Russell, Owner and Founder, Paddy & Scott’s Building a successful brand Re-Branding. The importance of rebranding, how to evolve your brand to appeal to new audiences and attract new customers, be brave, be bold, be true to your DNA but evolve to create new business opportunities. Stay true to your roots but search out new pastures. Stagnation is the enemy -imitation is suicide - fortune favours the brave. Enough metaphors, let’s talk facts, let’s drive business. 17.00 Q&A’s, networking and close

14.00 Welcome - James Tucker, Partner, Scrutton Bland 14.05 Luke Morris, Corporate Finance Partner, & Gavin Birchall, Tax Partner, Scrutton Bland Corporate structure in a post-Brexit world Whether “Remain” or “Leave”, Brexit has prompted corporates to reconsider how their trading and investment vehicles are structured. Are they robust enough to withstand and ring-fence the risks that may be on the horizon? Are they flexible enough to enable any opportunities presented to be exploited responsively whether by way of future fund raisings or future exit routes, before the competition? From our practical experience in the past year, this session goes in to some specific steps corporates are currently taking around structure. We will cover the related financial, strategic and taxation consequences, to assist your thought process with any proposed changes you may have in mind given the UK’s new place in the world.

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Speaker profiles

Luke Morris Corporate Finance Partner Luke heads up Scrutton

Gavin Birchall Tax Partner Gavin is a specialist in property and land taxation and has acted for developers, charities, property investment

Julian Outen Partner, Head of Employment Law With over 20 years of

Bland’s Corporate Finance offering, a practice assisting

experience, Julian has a unique skill set, enabling him to advise and assist in complex Employment Tribunal claims as well as in High Court litigation for breach of contract or restrictive covenant claims. He represents clients from all over the UK, and many from the USA. Julian is also an accredited Workplace and Employment Mediator as well as a general Commercial Mediator.

entrepreneurs to buy, sell, refinance, reorganise and value their businesses. He has substantial experience advising a range of organisations from listed companies to complex international group, and has developed a particular interest working with owner-managed and family businesses. He is an Ambassador for the ICAEW, a role which sees him representing members of the profession in the region. Luke is a passionate advocate for trade, enterprise, job and wealth creation in the East of England and a frequent speaker and media commentator.

companies and individual landowners across the region. He also provides advice to family owned businesses and owner managed businesses on succession planning, business reorganisations, and tax efficient means of incentivising key employees. Gavin is a non-practising solicitor within Scrutton Bland.

Graeme Leach Former Chief Economist of the IoD Graeme is also a visiting professor of economic policy, a senior fellow of the Legatum Institute,

Jon Bloor Partner, Corporate Commercial Jon specialises in corporate and commercial, private equity, and banking

Scott Russell Owner and Founder, Paddy & Scott’s Scott is the founder and CEO of Paddy & Scott’s Coffee, prior to which he has built and

a member of the IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Committee and writes a weekly column for the City AM newspaper. In 2016 he founded macronomics a macroeconomic, geopolitical and future megatrends research consultancy. Previously he was Director of Economics at the Legatum Institute (2014-15) and Chief Economist and Director of Policy at the IoD (1998-2014).

and secured lending work. His areas of specialism include; mergers and acquisitions, share sales and purchases, business sales and purchases, private equity investment, banking and secured lending, IT and digital media, joint ventures and shareholders agreements and commercial contracts.

sold 4 companies valued at over £50m, been listed in the top 10 of the Sunday Times Tech Track three years running in 2007/8/9 (a feat only ever matched by Virgin Money). Former EADT East Anglian business person of the year in 2011 and in 2013 and in 2014 helped steer Paddy and Scott’s Cafes Ltd to become part of Accelerate 250, a community of the UK’s top companies geared for growth, proudly accepting the invitation from the Prime Ministers Enterprise Advisor Lord Young and ex Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy.

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