Conrad is the founder of Funding Options, the UK's leading marketplace for business lending - linking SMEs with more than 50 funding providers and raising tens of millions of pounds in finance in the last year. In the 2016 Spring Budget, Funding Options was recommended by HM Treasury for a new mandatory bank referral scheme. Conrad regularly appears in press such as The Times, Telegraph and the BBC discussing SME finance, and has previously worked in the group strategy team at Barclays.
Keith Tully is a leading business insolvency expert and a partner at Real Business Rescue, the UK’s largest professional services consultancy. Keith provides support and advice to small and large companies alike with the benefit of over 20 years’ experience in the field.
Mark is an accountant with over 15 years' management experience working with small businesses. He co-founded Internet Accountants Ltd using Sage Business Cloud Accounting products to provide online accountancy and tax services to small businesses. He offers a wide range of business advice and technology news on his blog.
Nicky is the managing director and founder of Goringe Accountants – a finalist of the British Accountancy Awards 2012. She has wide experience in setting up finance teams and systems, managing all aspects of financial and management accountancy, installing best financial practice and gaining company financing. Nicky is also Chair of the FSB Reading & West Berkshire branch.
Paul is the managing director of 1 Accounts Online Ltd. He is Sage UK’s online provider of the year and received highly commended at the British Accountancy Awards 2014 for online accounting. Paul has spoken to audiences around the world about online accounting and operating your business in the cloud including the 2015 Sage Summit in New Orleans where over 7,500 people attended.
Sid is the owner of growing south Manchester-based practice, Moore Accountancy, established in early 2010. She trained as a chartered accountant in a medium sized central London practice during the 1990s, before moving into various industry sectors. Sid is well placed to help start-ups and small businesses comply with all their tax and accounting requirements, and more importantly survive and thrive in the current economic climate.
Steven is the founder and CEO of Satago, a credit control platform for SMEs, which he founded in 2012. He started Satago after experiencing the problem of late-paying customers in his family business in the construction sector and decided to build something to help tackle the problem. Prior to starting Satago, Steven was director of global projects at Rocket Internet, one of the world’s largest eCommerce investment companies, where he helped launch dozens of companies worldwide. Steven is a regular speaker on SME credit control and has written on the topic for a number of publications including the Institute of Directors', Growing Business Handbook. He has an MBA from the University of Oxford and in a previous life was a research scientist, with a PhD in Genetics from University College London.
Tracey is a marketing accountant for start-up, micro and small businesses. A former marketing manager for Johnson & Johnson who has also trained at a chartered accountants’ and taught some of the accountants of today. She combines her knowledge of marketing with her knowledge of numbers to provide businesses with a unique insight into how they can grow. www.traceybird.co.uk