Posted on 20 October 2016
Smith Cooper attended an international conference in London focused on subjects critical to winning, servicing and retaining clients with multi-market business interests. Alliott Group’s Worldwide Conference was attended by 150 leading professional advisers from 76 independent, owner managed firms located in 36 countries.
Hosted by Alliott Group, an award-winning international alliance of independent, mid-market accounting and law firms, the conference provided attendees from local firms all over the world with access to knowledge and professional contacts that enable them to service more efficiently commercial and private clients who need assistance in multiple geographic markets.
During the four day conference, speakers included representatives from the Bank of England, the Department for International Trade, the Confederation of British Industry, Meridian West and Farnham Castle Intercultural Training.
The programme equipped attendees from Smith Cooper, as well as the managing and senior partners from other Alliott Group member firms, with not only the required technical and professional skills to serve clients across borders, but to also the development of a ‘global mindset’ that will ensure successful communications across cultures when entering foreign markets.
James Hickey, Alliott Group’s CEO commented: “This year’s Worldwide Conference was our largest to date in terms of the number of attendees. It was the marquee event of our Business Advantage Program that includes events at the national, regional and international levels, as well as training and education programs that are designed to support growing local professional services firms that want to reach the next level of their development but remain fully independent.”
Smith Cooper are one of the largest locally owned, independent accountancy firms in the Midlands, working for clients across the UK from offices in Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham, Leicester, Ashbourne, Buxton and Telford.
James Bagley, Managing Partner of Smith Cooper commented, “We have been members of the Alliott Group for many years. We strongly believe that our membership enables us to keep informed of trends, not just at home but internationally too. In this way we can ensure we continue to provide the best service we can to our clients!”
About Alliott Group
Founded in 1979, and with some 170 member firms in 65 countries, Alliott Group (www.alliottgroup.net) is an award winning international alliance of independent accounting and law firms that need deeper level of cross border resources to develop reputation, visibility and new business. Alliott Group provides services to help its member firms position themselves as the ‘go to’ firms in their local markets for businesses and private individuals with multi-market business interests.
For more information
To find out more about potential membership of Alliott Group or for professional assistance from our member firms around the world, please contact Alliott Group’s Head of Worldwide Marketing, Giles Brake (email@example.com) or visit our website (www.alliottgroup.net).