Why HB supports Ambition 2019

Taking place at The Spotlight in Hoddesdon this November, the Ambition Conference, is designed to inspire local businesses to grow and excel. HB Accountants has been involved with this initiative from the outset and HB’s Keith Grover will be the Chair of the organising committee for the second consecutive year. We asked Keith why he thinks it’s worth the time, sponsorship and effort that he and the team at HB Accountants put in. Here’s what he said:

“This one-day event is important because it specifically benefits local businesses, local people and local charities. It’s designed to boost the performance of your team, company or group. That’s good for jobs, business performance and the local economy.

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HB Accountants are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer

HB Accountants are proud to announce that we are a Disability Confident Employer.

More and more businesses are signing up to Disability Confident every week. What does this mean to you as a business? The scheme helps your business think differently about disability and improve how to attract, recruit and retain disabled workers.

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Why should you put your trust in an audit?

Around one in four small businesses believe that having their company’s annual accounts audited should be mandatory versus around half who disagree. In general, the larger the organisation and the more it wants to grow, the more likely it is to believe that annual accounts being audited should be mandatory, according to the recent study into small and medium sized businesses by the accountancy body, ICAEW.

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Our charity – Teens Unite Fighting Cancer

Our official charity this year is Teens Unite Fighting Cancer based in Broxbourne, which we’ve supported for several years. We’re thankful that many of our clients are equally enthusiastic about lending their support to this good cause. Since I joined the HB team earlier this year it’s been a delight to meet the founders of Teens Unite and learn more about the support they provide.

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Fifth Ambition Conference – 12th November 2019

The Ambition Conference, which takes place in Hoddesdon, is now in its fifth year. Ambition 2019 is an inspirational event for business owners, directors, sales and marketing professionals.

HB’s Keith Grover is once again the Chairman for the event, having chaired the conference organisation in 2018.

Team HB Accountants is delighted to be amongst the sponsors, supporters and participants this year. It will be a fantastic day, so save the date.

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Is it Time to Get Better Connected? Dates for networking in Hoddesdon, Ware and Hertford

Is it time to get better connected? There are many opportunities to make new business contacts, swap tips and get advice at networking events in Hoddesdon, Ware and Hertford HB Accountants organise the monthly Hoddesdon Networking Breakfast and the quarterly Ladies Business Lunch and newcomers are always made to feel welcome. We also take part in networking events run by other local groups. Why not join us at an HB event or local networking group?

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Team HB’s Vicki, Amy and Callum skydive for charity

On the 2nd August intrepid members of the Team HB Accountants took part in a skydive challenge. Each person took the plunge from 13,000 feet to freefall at 120mph in support of Teens Unite. This locally based organisation in Broxbourne High Street is one of Team HB’s charity partners and supports young people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, from diagnosis, through treatment, remission and beyond.

Vicki Foster our Office and Marketing Manager, Callum Morgan, Accountancy Apprentice and Amy Armitage, Tax Manager all took part.

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My top accounting tips for Hoddesdon businesses

1.    Make use of technology

Today, businesses have a myriad of resources available to make managing accountancy records convenient and simple. I’d urge businesses to make the most of cloud computing and automation. This is especially valuable now that the Government’s requirement for Making Tax Digital is a reality for the majority of businesses, and flexible working rights have all increased the demand for secure, flexible ‘on-the-move’ cloud-computing solutions.

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HB Accountants Quiz Night for Teens Unite

On our mission to raise £2,000 for the wonderful Teens Unite Fighting Cancer, we hosted a Quiz Night not to be forgotten at the gorgeous Stanboroughs Conservative Club in Hoddesdon!!! The excellent Tony Cox & Co were our Quiz Masters and they did not disappoint!!
#HB Accountants are proud to announce that the winners of the HB Quiz of the Year were…

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