IoD Hampshire and Isle of Wight Breakfast Club The New Financial Ecosystem

IoD Hampshire and IoW Breakfast Club: The New Financial Ecosystem

The New Financial Ecosystem – Can your business adapt quickly enough to thrive?

In the 21st century, will your business go the way of the Dodo or will you be able to adapt quickly enough to the technological transformation that is happening around us every day?

We can’t see into the future, but we can all see that technology is affecting businesses at an unprecedented rate. This has been compounded by the pandemic. Hybrid working is almost a necessity for many staff, supply chains are at breaking point and environmental issues are rapidly becoming a crucial ingredient in every business decision. 

With increasing costs and ever more sophisticated software available at our fingertips, a lean business has the best chance to survive; but to thrive takes a little more insight and imagination. Are innovative technology solutions and an increasing use of automation the best way to succeed in your market?


Amy Harper

Amy leads a team of accountancy specialists delivering an outsourced finance function to businesses. Her focus is on providing meaningful financial data to senior management and presenting this in a reader-friendly format, to ensure businesses understand their financial position throughout the year. She specialises in cloud accounting solutions and advises businesses on how to make use of the financial ecosystem in order to achieve efficiencies.

Amy has worked in both professional practice and in industry during her career, gaining exceptional commercial experience and insight. She works with businesses across a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, technology, retail, property, hospitality and not-for-profit organisations, and provides financial support ranging from setting up efficient accounting processes to supporting clients with their fundraising.

Paul Duckworth

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in corporate tax, providing tax compliance and advisory services to a range of ambitious privately owned businesses from start-ups to established businesses. He joined the S&W tax team almost 10 years ago, having previously worked in mid-tier and Big 4 firms. Paul also spent 4 years in industry working for a well know international drinks brand so has seen the challenges from both sides of the fence.

Paul has particular expertise in intellectual property issues, regularly assisting businesses to identify tax reliefs, and in group reorganisations and property related issues, helping businesses manage their tax and cashflow like any other cost. Paul also assists many international groups helping them stay on top of international tax issues and local requirements.

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