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Automate without losing soul; the key to productivity, growth & profit

There be Giants

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)

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For November, we examine the challenge of how to grow, without growing cost:

"Automating without losing soul, the key to productivity, growth and profit"

With Paul Barnes, MD of My Accountancy Place

My Accountancy Place appeared from nowhere just over three years ago. The brainchild of visionary accountant (you don’t hear that term often) Paul Barnes, he was passionate that accountancy could contribute so much more to the growth focussed business leaders in Manchester’s Digital & Creative sectors. Over 130 clients - and multiple awards - later that passion burns brighter than ever

It’s not all been plain sailing though.

Like any business on a steep growth path, Paul knew he needed to balance profit with service levels and resources or risk losing the reputation they have built for delivering exceptional value to their clients.

Paul’s strategy has been to invest in automation to create the optimum blend between digital technology and the personal service only a human can provide. This strategy is now enabling the business to take on more clients, without service levels dropping or needing more people to deliver it. Productivity is on the up.

Paul is convinced this an essential strategy for any service-based business looking to improve productivity, service and profit and he’s going to share his experiences with us at the November Giants Academy

How does the evening run?

After some coffees (or beers) to get us settled in, we will spend sometime with Paul to hear about his experiences and then taking questions to expand the discussion further.  The main points are then de-briefed and a short peer-learning activity is set for the Giants to work on in small groups.  We then come back together to share the main learnings and each Giant is tasked with identifying the one thing they will take back to the workplace.

We do have a few house rules

  1. No selling - it's not a battle to pass your card to everyone in the room
  2. Owners/Senior team only - by keeping it at this level, you can be sure you'll be learning along side your peers
  3. Have fun & learn something new

What does it cost?

If it's your first time, it's free!  If you're returning, then it's £25, but once the cost of tea's and coffees are taken for, the rest goes directly to charity - usually as much as £180 per event.

Need to ask anything else?

Contact Roger Longden on or call 07791147556

Do you have questions about Automate without losing soul; the key to productivity, growth & profit? Contact There be Giants

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RISE @ Barclays Accelerator
231 Deansgate
M3 4EN Manchester
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)

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There be Giants

Most businesses can plan. We believe what makes them successful is their ability to put that plan into practice - how they get it to show up in every-day activity. This takes conscious effort and is the key to creating a successful and scalable business.

We exist to enable our clients to benefit from innovative approaches in both planning and performance which help them achieve their growth ambitions.

We blend leading methods and web technologies to help our clients ensure their daily activities are guided by the live business plans we enable them to create.

Giants Academy is an invitation-only bi-monthly event for business leaders to meet with their peers and swap ideas and experiences about the factors that make their business successful.

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