2018 UK & Ireland Partners, Directors & Managers Conference

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2018 UK & Ireland Partners, Directors & Managers Conference, 28-30 November

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We are delighted to announce the sponsors for our 2018 MGI UK & Ireland Partners, Directors & Managers Conference, starting with our principal sponsor Sage.

The Principle Sponsor


Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs. Like many of the businesses they serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13,000 employees now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

Other Valued Sponsors


Arch Over Hi ResArchOver is a Peer-to-Peer lending platform that facilitates fixed term, fixed-rate loans for UK businesses. They connect businesses requiring finance with investors seeking a secure return. To date, they have helped provide over £50million of financing for UK businesses and delivered Lender returns of up to 9% p.a.  

They provide funding for established UK SMEs seeking a minimum loan of £250,000, secured against their Accounts Receivable or contracted recurring revenue. Loans facilitated via the ArchOver platform are for a fixed term, fixed rate and fixed amount, meaning there is no facility fluctuation or hidden fees. ArchOver does not take personal guarantees and there are no penalties for early repayment. Their team works closely with each Borrower to understand their business and requirements, and to help them meet their growth goals.  ArchOver is a member of the long-established, privately-owned Hampden group, and is fully authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 

Bluefin Group logoBluefin Professions

Bluefin Professions is one of the UK’s leading Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance brokers with over 70 specialist staff based in a number of offices throughout the country.  They work with many prominent professional institutions and membership bodies to offer bespoke solutions to their members as well as dealing with individual clients of all sizes and professions. They are proud to be the appointed broker to the ICAEW in respect of PI for their members.
They have invested in their own internal claims department who pride themselves on maintaining a high level of service while providing the right level of support and reassurance to their clients when they need it the most. In 2017 Bluefin was acquired by the Marsh and McClennan group (MMC) a global leader in risk, strategy and people.


As the world’s most used provider of online business credit reports, Creditsafe has changed the way business information is used worldwide through their passion and drive to deliver superior business data. 

With credit information on over 240 million businesses across the globe, Creditsafe delivers the most accurate and up-to-date information available in an easy to use format for businesses of all sizes. All major credit insurers also endorse Creditsafe, meaning their ratings & limits are one of the most trusted in the industry and can predict almost 70% of all insolvencies up to 12 months in advance. Their investment in creating the world’s most predictive scorecard ensures their clients are aware of potential risks in advance, aiding them in making the right moves to protect themselves and their business.

With 16 offices across 14 countries, Creditsafe offers instant access company credit reports in over 100 countries throughout the world.


Howden is one of the UK’s largest specialist Professional Indemnity insurance brokers with over 130 dedicated staff throughout the UK. They work with more than 25% of the UK’s top 100 accountancy practices and believe in building relationships based on trust and respect. Their in-depth understanding of the risks faced by firms enables them to tailor Professional Indemnity cover specifically for the needs of their clients’ individual businesses. With dedicated claims handlers and bespoke cover offerings, Howden provides an unrivalled service in the industry. In addition to Professional Indemnity, they have specialist teams who can help clients with all of their other insurance and risk management requirements, including: cyber, office and contents, employers, public and management liability, employee health and benefits.

JE ConsultingJE Consulting

Established in 1998, JE Consulting has built and developed a highly respected marketing agency which specialises in working with the accountancy and legal sectors.  We work with over 100 professional firms across the UK and are constantly adapting and evolving our services to introduce new innovative communication campaigns to meet the needs of our clients in today’s social media-dominated marketplace. 

With offices in the Midlands and London, clients have access to highly experienced marketing people who understand the commercial realities of running a professional firm.  For practices with marketing resources in place, it means access to additional specialised knowledge when needed, and for practices without any marketing resource, it means a cost-effective outsourced marketing department.


Momentum provides strategic and practical marketing support to accountancy practices across the UK. From developing marketing action plans to writing copy for websites through to carrying out client surveys and mentoring marketing employees.

They work directly with Partners, in-house marketing teams or both, depending on the structure of their client's practice. Founder of Momentum, Vicki Banthorpe, has nearly 20 years of marketing experience in the accountancy marketplace. Her back to basics approach helps clients to adopt marketing activities which are right for their practice and to “make their marketing happen”. 


QuickBooks is the world’s number 1 accounting solution, used by 300K accountants and 2.5 million small businesses around the world. It’s also the top-rated online accounting app. QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Self-Employed make it easy to collaborate with an accountant, while QuickBooks Online Accountant helps firms grow their practice. Join QuickBooks today and transform the way you do business.

Receipt Bank

Receipt Bank

Receipt Bank is the world’s favourite paperless bookkeeping platform, connecting accountants, bookkeepers and small businesses. Since 2010 they’ve been making it simple to capture, process and share financial documents so businesses can focus on what matters.

They remove the administrative burden of tracking financial information for SMEs and help financial professionals focus on their clients instead of processing data. Their award-winning automation technology accurately processes over 1 million transactions a month, for more than 6000 accounting and bookkeeping firms and tens of thousands of small businesses.

Backed by Insight Venture Partners and Kennet Partners, Receipt Bank is expanding globally bringing the benefits of smart technology to thousands of new customers every month to help them work smarter and grow faster. 



SWAT UK is the largest independent provider of accountancy training and compliance reviews in the UK. They offer over 800 courses available at venues nationwide and online, as well as products such as manuals and model accounts. They also run the Certificate in Probate and Estate Administration for practitioners interested in offering probate services.