21st February 2018
MGI UK & Ireland members were given the opportunity to talk about the benefits of MGI membership as part of a 60 second speech during the MGI UK & Ireland Partners and Managers Conference last November.
Hear what MGI UK & Ireland members have to say
Watch the 60 second video clips from each member firm by clicking the links below, including that of MGI Worldwide Chairman, Thomas Althoff of RLT Ruhrmann Tieben & Partner in Germany.
Thank you to everyone who participated.
Copsey Murray, Arklow, Ireland - Colm Byrne
"The benefits, from our point of view, of being members of MGI, is the interaction with firms… it’s not all about referrals it’s about linking up with like-minded people... sharing our interests sharing our problems and benefiting from that."
Freestone Jacobs, Portsmouth, UK - Paul Taylor
Paul talks about the high quality of MGI Worldwide as a network, the quality of the member firms, the quality of the meetings, and the brilliant interaction.
"We are very proud to be part of MGI because if you compare it to some other networks, it is an amazing place to be."
F. W. Smith, Riches & Co., London, UK - Daniel Crawford
Daniel highlights the fact that MGI meetings provide an excellent opportunity to get to know international members.
"One of our clients has recently appointed Imran Assan from MGI Alliance in Singapore, to act as their Singapore auditors for their newly established Singapore subsidiary… this proves that we joined a network which is able to deliver for our clients."
MGI Midgley Snelling LLP, Weybridge, UK - James Beecher
As the founding member firm of MGI, James says,
"As one of the founding members, MGI is part of our DNA and who we are, without MGI we would not be half the firm we are. We have been able to help clients in areas outside of our own expertise, thanks entirely to the help and support of fellow members."
Muras Baker Jones, Wolverhampton, UK - Matt Jevons
Matt lists several examples of how, over the past year, his firm have secured work through referrals from other members and thanks to their international capabilities which MGI membership brings.
"Apart from client referrals, it’s the support network that we get… its having support from fellow colleagues who are having the same pressures, and the same problems, that we are having."
Rickard Luckin Limited, Chelmsford, UK - Ian Marrow
Ian believes that MGI is about making use of the expertise that is out there.
"What I have found through MGI, especially through the tax forums, is the opportunity to talk through issues, reach beyond your own expertise, and link into others and therefore be able to provide, hopefully, a much fuller service to your clients."
Roberts Nathan, Dublin, Ireland - Derek Dervan
Derek talks about his first impressions of MGI Worldwide, its high levels of professionalism and the great experience of attending the AGM.
"The sense I get is that it’s a group of people that are willing to share ideas and help each other out and share knowledge. We felt very welcome… it feels like we have always been part of MGI Worldwide."
Seymour Taylor, High Wycombe, UK - Simon Turner
Members since 1993, Simon explains that Seymour Taylor have benefited greatly from their MGI membership, especially in the form of referrals. However, he stresses,
"It’s all the stuff that doesn’t turn into work that is really important… all the little extra help we give each other."
Watson Buckle Limited, Bradford, UK - Gillian Craven
Gillian feels that one of the most important things that MGI brings to her firm is the opportunity to share ideas and experiences and learn from each other.
"The best thing about MGI is that we know we can pick up the phone to any one of you and you will all be super helpful… It’s great to part of such a nice community."
RLT Ruhrmann Tieben & Partner, Essen, Germany - Thomas Althoff
A member of MGI for 9 years and currently serving as MGI Worldwide Chairman, Thomas explains the importance of the information he acquires at meetings and how he is then able to apply this in his firm.
"MGI Worldwide and our membership helps us to focus on being international… it is our key driver in attracting new clients locally and it is definitely the cornerstone of our growing international business."
For more information please contact MGI UK & Ireland Regional Director Paul Winder firstname.lastname@example.org
MGI UK & Ireland is part of MGI Worldwide, a top 20 ranked global accounting network with some 5,000 independent auditors, accountants and tax experts in over 250 locations around the world.