On Thursday 15 October Michael Peile and I attended the 17th annual 2020 Conference 2015 at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole. The conference is aimed at bringing accountants from across the country together in order to stay up-to-date with all of the latest industry developments, news and innovations while offering hints and tips on ways in which accountants could improve their practices across the country.
We were delighted to listen to this year’s keynote speaker, the inspirational rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward OBE and his ‘DNA of a champion’ speech. He explained the qualities he believed all true champions hold, be they in sports or business and how talent, teachability, pressure and determination are the keys to success. Other speakers from the conference included Chris Frederiksen, Ian Fletcher and Gordon Gilchrist who explained what champion firms do differently to set themselves apart.
We had a fantastic day and found the conference really informative and inspiring coming away with a number of exciting ideas to share within our business. The 2020 Conference is a fantastic event in the accountancy calendar and we are looking forward to visiting again next year!