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D2N2 Growth Hub: New Year, New Finances – Tax & Accounting

31 January, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Join Anthony McGhie from Barclays and Tim Baum-Dixon from Shorts Accountants on the finance and accounting topics you need to know in 2019.

What’s on offer?

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital goes live on 1st April 2019.  In short, Anthony will give an overview of the how the VAT return is now reported to the HMRC.  You will also learn the technology behind the change in process. Furthermore, this session focuses on how this technology can also be used positively to help business grow.

Xero Accounting

Tim will explain about how Xero Accounting can help your business and will discuss management accounts.

The Agenda

  • 9am – Registration, breakfast and networking
  • 9:30am – Introduction and welcome to the D2N2 Growth Hub
  • 9:40am – Workshop Presentation, Anthony McGhie
  • 10:45am – Refreshment Break
  • 11am – Workshop Presentation, Tim Baum-Dixon
  • 12pm – Finish

Who is it for?

This workshop is for small and medium-sized businesses based in either Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire.

Expert speakers

Anthony McGhie – Barclays

Ant has worked for Barclays for 8 years in relationship banking.  His current role as Digital Engagement Manager involves him supporting business customers across the Midlands.  Digital engagement focuses on helping clients gain a deeper understanding of their business, winning business and making efficiencies while staying both secure and compliant.

Tim Baum-Dixon – Shorts Accountants

Tim joined Shorts after several years of working with a range of businesses, producing high-quality management information and providing full outsourced accounts and back office services.  Previously, he worked for Grant Thornton in their Advisory service department focusing on helping to turnaround struggling business in a wide range of sectors.  During his career, he has gained extensive knowledge of working closely with businesses and business owners to achieve their goals.  This is accomplished by assisting them to get the information they need to run their business and gain useful insights into their performance.  He has also become extensively involved in reviewing business systems/processes and using technology to drive efficiencies and to provide better information.  This will then lead to better decisions and improved performance.

Further information and registration

While this event is FREE, we only have a limited number of spaces available.  So don’t delay, book your place today.  Not what you were looking for? Then check out our online events calendar for more business events.

This workshop is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.  Due to this, we need to evidence that you are a small to medium enterprise (SME). There will be a couple of forms that will need to be completed either prior to the event or on the day. One form is to ensure you are a small to medium enterprise. The second is to capture any support you have received over the last 3 years to ensure you haven’t exceeded €200,000. If you have previously completed these forms at a D2N2 Growth Hub event you will not have to complete another set.


31 January
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


D2N2 Growth Hub


East Midlands Chamber – Chesterfield
Commerce House, Millennium Way, Dunston Road
Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 8ND United Kingdom
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0333 320 0333


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