2019 UK & Ireland Partners, Directors & Managers Conference

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27-29 November, The Forest of Arden, near Birmingham

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We are delighted to announce the sponsors for our 2019 MGI UK & Ireland Partners, Directors & Managers Conference, starting with our principal sponsors Forrest Brown and Sage

The Principle Sponsors


ForrestBrown is a firm of chartered tax advisers specialising in research and development (R&D) tax credits. We were named ‘best independent consultancy firm’ by Taxation Awards 2018 in recognition of our technical expertise and client service.

We bring together a multidisciplinary team that provides our clients and partners access to
unrivalled specialist technical firepower. Our 120 strong team is made up of chartered tax advisers, accountants, sector specialists, lawyers and former HMRC inspectors as well as quality assurance experts. They use the government’s R&D tax incentives to help innovative business grow.

R&D tax credits is all we do and so for the 500+ accountancy practices we work with, clear
boundaries are set from day one.


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.

MGI Global Technology Partner

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.

Other Valued Sponsors


Circit is an audit confirmations platform that makes client bank accounts verifiable in real-time. As an FCA regulated firm, Circit has created a global asset verification platform that allows auditors to deliver higher quality financial audits and accelerate their clients towards greater value creation in the business world.

The Circit platform provides the following major pieces of functionality:

- Bank, solicitor and broker confirmations, all managed within one platform.
- Real-time bank account confirmations (Regulated service)
- Verified Transactions directly from your client's bank within seconds (Regulated service)
- Signing Documents - any document including financial statements can be uploaded and digitally signed
- PBC - File share and client messaging to track all items between internal teams and your clients.


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 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. 

Mercia incorporating SWAT

From sole practitioners through to multi-national accountancy networks, Mercia has been helping accountants comply with the latest regulations and professional standards for over 30 years. As one of the leading providers of training, marketing, and compliance services to accountants in the UK, we help to make the working lives of thousands of accountants that much easier, by providing the tools and expertise to remain up to date, compliant and efficient.

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Through the power of human-centric artificial intelligence, MindBridge Ai helps organizations deliver rapid value to their clients with deeper insights and higher risk assurance for 100% of their data. With MindBridge Ai Auditor, the world’s first AI-powered auditing solution, organizations across multiple industries are augmenting human capacity to restore confidence in their financial data.

Practice Ignition

Go from proposal to paid in one place without the chase. Smart accountants use Practice Ignition to price their services, win more deals, collect their direct debit payments and automatically generate their engagement letter. Come and find out why more accountants are choosing Practice Ignition as their all-in-one client onboarding solution


Satago is a flexible invoice finance, debt chasing and risk insight platform that has been designed to help businesses get paid on time - every time. By providing invoice finance Satago bridges your cash flow gaps allowing you to focus on growing your business. Our automated debtor chaser and risk insight tools are completely free to use with no obligation to finance your invoices. We are an accredited partner with market leaders in the world of accountancy and cloud accounting software.


Silverfin is the structured data hub and cloud service accountants and finance professionals use to make reporting easy, accurate and fast. But that’s not all. Hundreds of leading accountancy firms use Silverfin as the foundation of their client advisory services and future innovation plans.

Silverfin is the central workspace you share with the client, your automated workflow and reporting platform and single source of truth for live and historical financial data. We call this Connected Accounting.

Thank you to all our sponsors!