The next monthly meeting of The Business Network (Banbridge) will be held in the Conference Room of the Banbridge Enterprise Centre, Scarva Road, Banbridge on Thursday the 27th October 2016 registration is open at 7.30am and the meeting starts at 7.45am.
Guest speaker – Edward Gorringe, Accountant
Edward Gorringe is a local accountant with a particular interest in business growth and helping owners to maximise their potential. He believes that small business should be able to access the same financial support and advice as large businesses, but on an ‘as needed’ basis and without the ongoing overhead.
Edward will be looking at how businesses can harness the power of cloud-based financial products to improve access to financial information and enhance decision making. He will provide a practical demonstration of some of his favourite mobile-based apps and show us how businesses can use them to operate more efficiently. Until quite recently only large businesses could afford bespoke apps, now anyone with a smartphone has access to technology allowing them to run a more efficient and productive business, and ultimately to save money.
Member speaker – Darren Bowman, Baker Tilly Mooney Moore
Darren has been involved in the insolvency sector since 1992 joining Cork Gully, the business recovery and insolvency division of Coopers & Lybrand (PwC) as a trainee accounting technician. Having qualified as an accounting technician Darren specialised in personal insolvency (primarily bankruptcy).
Darren joined the then growing insolvency department of Moore Stephens (formerly Witt Thornton) in February 1997, where he progressed from a senior within the team to manager and ultimately director. The team transitioned from Moore Stephens through McClean & Co and ultimately to Baker Tilly Mooney Moore and currently has a specialist Business Recovery & Insolvency team of 10 staff.
Darren’s role within the practice is primarily business development which involves the provision of initial advice on debt options for individuals and company directors as well as their professional advisors. In his career Darren has provided advice to in excess of 2,000 individuals and company directors facing debt issues and has assisted individuals, local and multinational companies with debts ranging from a few thousand pounds to hundreds of millions of pounds.
Visitors are always welcome. The attendance fee includes a light breakfast - Members £3.50 and Visitors £5.00 and is payable at the event.
Please confirm your attendance by registering for this event here. Further information can be obtained by ringing 028 4066 2260.
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The Business Network
The Business Network
The Business Network is a network which has been jointly founded by local business owners.
It exists to support local business owners in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council and surrounding areas by providing a networking, discussion and education forum, generating referrals and business leads, providing mutual support, sharing new ideas and business opportunities.
Every local business has the opportunity to participate in the Network. The network's strength is its informality and openness.
The members of The Business Network always look for opportunities to refer or promote other members businesses wherever possible.