Kreston members get innovative at UK Conference 2014 in historical Sheffield


Mitchell Charlesworth were pleased to attend the Kreston 2014 UK Conference which took place from 20 – 22nd March and was superbly hosted in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, by fellow Kreston member Barber Harrison & Platt (BHP).

Kreston logo Over 90 delegates from 17 UK and Ireland based member firms, including representatives from new members Mitchell Charlesworth and LHM Casey McGrath, met to discuss opportunities and developments within several specialist sectors including charities and not for profit, healthcare, technology, professional practices and agriculture.

The conference was opened by Kreston UK Chairman and Bishop Fleming Managing Partner Matt Lee along with BHP Managing Partner, John Warner.

Kreston CEO Jon Lisby provided an update on global developments and commented:

“The strength of the member firms is such that if we were to merge, Kreston UK would rank 11th in the country.”

BHP’s Managing Partner John Warner said:

“It’s an exciting time to be working in the accountancy profession, as technological advances present increasing opportunities to better support the needs of clients, not just in the UK, but globally. Kreston International is one of the world’s leading accounting networks and it was an honour to host our UK event in Yorkshire.”

Social aspects included a tour to the world class aerospace centre at The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing and dinner at Kelham Island, Sheffield’s Industrial Museum.

Mitchell Charlesworth Managing Partner , Paul Wainwright said: "Becoming a member of the Kreston network has added to Mitchell Charlesworth's depth of knowledge within specialist sectors and enables the firm to offer a wider service to international clients by taking advantage of the global resources offered by other Kreston members.

"Mitchell Charlesworth is a strong advocate of the Kreston maxim ‘People do business with people they know, like and trust’ and, as such, meeting other members at the UK conference allows us to share knowledge and capabilities. It is this chance for collaboration that perhaps provides the greatest benefit of Kreston membership and will lead to increased opportunities for all members and clients."

"The next UK Conference will be hosted by Duncan & Toplis in Lincoln.

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