AVN Conference 2019 

Wednesday 18th September

The 2019 AVN Conference is designed around the theme: ENGAGE.


The event will focus on engaging your Team, engaging your Clients

and engaging your Mind.

The main aim of the 2019 AVN Conference is for all team within the business to be able to gain insight and practical skills that will help them to engage better with their work, their clients and their other team members.




Further details of the event will be confirmed soon so keep an eye out for all the exciting details!

In the meantime check out our highlights from last years successful conference!




AccountancyManager is a powerful Practice Management Software built to enhance efficiency and business growth within your firm. It is a low cost automated software solution, designed by accountants, to help you manage your clients, staff and workload. Our system aims to ‘reduce the administration time to zero’.
Our 3 main benefits are –
  • Client on-boarding, automatic proposal & letters of engagement
  • Automatically reminds and chases clients for missing information
  • Automatically generated task lists for all your staff
FreeAgent is the UK’s market-leading online accounting system designed specifically for small business owners and their accountants. Already used by over 70,000 small business customers, FreeAgent’s powerful end-to-end accounting solution is specifically designed to simplify the admin associated with your smaller clients, while giving you the robust features and proactive alerts that your practice needs.


TaxCalc produces smart, simple, integrated and affordable practice software for tax, accounts production, practice management, company secretarial, VAT, GDPR and more. Our award-winning products are continually updated, MTD-enabled and run beautifully on PC, Mac, Linux and Cloud. No wonder TaxCalc is the go-to, trusted provider to over 8,000 UK firms.

Born in the cloud, Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use accounting platform for small businesses and their advisors. Xero has more than 1.8 million subscribers in over 180 countries with more than 463,000 of those in the UK. The company has a thriving ecosystem of 700+ third party apps and 200+ connections to banks and financial service providers. Xero has won a number of awards in the UK. These include Financial Software Provider at the 2019 FD Excellence Awards, Cloud Product of the Year at the 2019 National Technology Awards, Small Business Accounting, Practitioners’ Choice Award at the 2018 Accounting Excellence Awards and Best Bookkeeping Software and Friendliest Software Provider at the 2018 ICB Luca Awards.



The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is a professional membership organisation with over 180,000 members and students worldwide.

Our world-leading chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA, is one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available. Offering the ACA to your staff will equip them with the knowledge, skills, and ethical integrity to build a resilient finance function and add value to your business.

As a non-levy paying employer, you can use government funding towards ACA training as part of the Level 7 Accountancy Professional apprenticeship. Graduates, non-graduates and existing staff are all eligible.


John Hotowka

Even when times are hard there are always people and organisations who are successful and resilient. What’s more they flourish irrespective of the state of the economy and the challenges thrown at them. The key lies in their mind-set.

THIS MIND-SET CAN BE LEARNED – ‘Achievement Thinking’ is a collection of simple tools and strategies to empower and help you find, keep and grow the strength to continuously flourish, build resilience and manage change even in times of uncertainty.

These mindset strategies are applicable in any aspect of your life.

Professionally John’s strategies has helped companies and individuals hit their annual sales 3 months ahead of target. He even applied his strategies to his personal life and lost 7st (45Kgs) of excess weight.

Now it’s your turn what would you like to achieve?

Some speakers are informative, some are entertaining and some are thought provoking… John is all three.


3 key takeaways from attending John’s session:

  1. You’ll learn how to recognise a limiting belief and over come it.
  2. How to focus on what is helpful to you to build resilience and achieve your goals.
  3. Where and how to tap in to a little known resource that’s under your nose to help you work more efficiently and effectively and give you all the moral support you need.

Paul Carvell

Paul Carvell is more than just an accountant – he’s a businessman.

He is extremely passionate about helping others in business achieve their goals. His clients consistently say he’s been an excellent sounding board for them, supporting them to achieve their vision and aspirations.

Paul has won multiple awards, including Business Professional of the Year at the Coventry & Warwickshire First Pro Awards and is the driving force behind SFB growth and many successes.


3 key takeaways from attending Paul’s session:

  1. Always have a vision (be prepared for it to evolve)
  2. Always trust your gut
  3. Learn to enjoy the ride

Gloria Murray

Gloria is passionate about small businesses and helping them – make more profit, understand their numbers and achieve a much better life/work balance. When she set up her practice 23 years ago that was her aim and she still continues with this now.

In 2014 she won Most Innovative Small Accountancy Practice, in 2018 Most Innovative Business Adviser and Accountants Changing Lives Award. She was one of the headline speakers at this year’s 2020 Group Business Advisory Conference for Accountants, sharing her techniques, tips and insights on running her Business Consultancy with clients around the UK.


3 key takeaways from attending Gloria’s session:

  1. Why the ‘rollercoaster ride’ is important
  2. How to manage the ups and downs in your business
  3. What to do when the sh*t hits the fan


Venue: Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Rd, Birmingham B5 7QU

Edgbaston Stadium


Business Clarity: CPT

Practice Differentiation: Grant-Jones

Business Advisory: CPT

Customer Committed Team: MDH

Consistently High Standards: The JDH Group

High Profile Practice: Beyond the Numbers

Changing Lives: wood and disney 



Cancellation terms:

Unfortunately, we are not able to issue a refund to an AVN event. We will already have confirmed your place with venues and suppliers and will have to pay the full cost so we do have to pass this on.

We hope you understand that to keep ticket prices to AVN events as low as we possibly can, we can’t be more flexible on this.