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The Future Positive Podcast - Join Kirsty McGregor (The CFN) and Alex Clark (Capitalise) as they talk to accounting industry professionals about the key trends, news and insights that are affecting businesses and the wider industry.

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The Future Positive Breakfast Show #29 - 16th September 2022

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#51: Dan Richards, Commercial Director, Myfirmsapp
#51: Dan Richards, Commercial Director, Myfirmsapp
Listen in to Kirsty McGregor and Alex Clark on this weeks podcast as they are joined by special guest Dan Richards, Commercial Director of Myfirmsapp. They discuss the benefits of Myfirmsapp and why it was created, as well as what you may have missed at his Accountex North panel session with Will Farnell, Sam Mitcham and Lydia Read-Potter. And much more…. including what 2023 may hold for firms. Listen in 👉
35:03
November 25, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #34 - 17th November
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #34 - 17th November
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, Kirsty McGregor is joined by our CEO and Co-founder, Paul Surtees for an Autumn Statement special!  With a crammed statement yesterday, Paul and Kirsty sit down to discuss the announcement and three positive opportunities that accountants can focus on today.  Tune in and listen in next week too! 
13:26
November 18, 2022
#50: Fhaheen Khan, Senior Economist at Make UK
#50: Fhaheen Khan, Senior Economist at Make UK
Kirsty McGregor is joined by Fhaheen Khan, Senior Economist at Make UK, which is the voice of the manufacturing sector in the UK, businesses who contribute 10% of the country's GDP.   He shares with Kirsty the main challenges their members are facing and their wish list from Treasury for the upcoming Autumn Statement. Tune in!
27:34
November 11, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #33 - 4th November
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #33 - 4th November
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’re joined by our CEO and Co-founder, Paul Surtees. With the new interest rate rise announcements yesterday, Paul and Kirsty delve into the recent macro-economic updates. And the business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. Tune in to: 1. Bank Rate increased to 3% #Inflation https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/monetary-policy-summary-and-minutes/2022/november-2022 2. Decreasing #ad revenues - de-valuation of Facebook and Instagram https://amp.theguardian.com/technology/2022/oct/26/meta-earnings-report-facebook-stocks 3. A must-listen podcast - #HighPerformancePodcast with PwC, Kevin Ellis https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/podcast/kevinellis  Tune in next week! 
19:28
November 04, 2022
#49: Nick Richardson, Head of Funding, Capitalise
#49: Nick Richardson, Head of Funding, Capitalise
Kirsty McGregor and Alex Clark are joined by Nick Richardson, Head of Funding at Capitalise, to discuss the current lending market and the options available to small businesses in today's funding special podcast.  Tune in for an update on the Recovery Loan Scheme and the current funding products in the market for small businesses. We also dive into what we do at Capitalise and why we use the lenders we do. You don't want to miss it - Tune in! 
28:28
October 28, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #32 - 21st October
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #32 - 21st October
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through the business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. Hot topics discussed this week: 1.  UK inflation 10.1%, core inflation excl food & energy 6.5% & input prices rise 18% according to Kate Nicholls https://twitter.com/itvjoel/status/1582627282635870209?s=21&t=uOwU0a6ZdmQIr0453ACoiw https://twitter.com/ukhospkate/status/1582618869822267394?s=21&t=uOwU0a6ZdmQIr0453ACoiw https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-20/the-breakfast-index-shows-fry-up-costs-20-more-than-last-year 2. Ofgem step up to help microbusinesses when handling energy suppliers & brokers https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/information-consumers/energy-advice-businesses/guidance-microbusinesses  3. Innovation is (still) alive & well https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/promoting-innovation-and-growth-the-ipo-at-work-2021-22/innovation-and-growth-report-2021-22 In 2020/21 we received a record level of trade mark applications. Overall, we received our highest ever input of 187,000 applications, and an increase of 16.1% on the previous year. Designs also saw a record year with 71,200 applications, an increase of 71.8% compared to the previous year. https://waterinnovation.challenges.org/water-breakthrough-challenge/2022/everything-breakthrough3/   Tune in next week for more! 
23:18
October 21, 2022
#48: Accountex North Special: Interviews from the day!
#48: Accountex North Special: Interviews from the day!
A #FuturePositiveBreakfastShow Accountex Special! Kirsty McGregor attends Accountex North this week, and makes her way around the event to talk to industry leaders, apps, exhibitors and businesses - to give you a glimpse into the event and the trending topics.  If you didn't manage to attend the event, or you did, but want an extra dose of the Accountex buzz, listen in! We talk to: Sharon Cook, 2020 Innovation Ian Hudginson, HMRC  Jim Scott, Iris Ollie Maitland, Capitalise Alex Newson, XU  Phil Hobden, Wolters Kluwer  Paul Barnes, MAP Accountants  Lorna Williamson, ACCA UK Will Farnell, Farnell & Clarke Enjoy! And get in touch! 
20:56
October 13, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #31 - 7th October
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #31 - 7th October
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through the business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. Hot topics discussed this week: "Hong Kong to lure tourists with free air tickets" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63153795 https://www.news24.com/news24/opinions/columnists/cyrilramaphosa/cyril-ramaphosa-a-million-work-and-livelihood-opportunities-and-counting-20221003) "CEO Secrets: What's a modern boss to wear?" https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62992989  "The Immortal Awfulness of Open Plan Workplaces" https://archive.ph/2022.09.08-231312/https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/08/opinion/open-plan-office-awful.html Fun story: A change to our family favourite Quality Streets? https://www.irishmirror.ie/lifestyle/quality-street-fans-confused-wrappers-28141921  Tune in next week!
26:06
October 07, 2022
#47: Simon Senior, Managing Director of Autex Acoustics
#47: Simon Senior, Managing Director of Autex Acoustics
In our series of interviews for the Future Positive Podcast, we recently interviewed Simon Senior, Managing Director of Autex Acoustics. Simon gives us a little background into the business and how they import and export. He also discusses how they've managed through Brexit, Covid and the current international currency fluctuations. Listen to find out more!
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September 30, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #30 - 23rd September 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #30 - 23rd September 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through the business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. Hot topics discussed this week: Costs down, costs up - Sterling drops 40 year low  https://www.yourmoney.com/investing/pound-crashes-to-near-40-year-low-how-it-affects-you/ Interest rate rises plus energy support  https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/business/finance-strategy/businesses-get-energy-bills-capped-for-six-months https://twitter.com/telebusiness/status/1572543012126838784?s=21&t=S8MdlJ6PteXAwo3Y_ZVwcQ  https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/economy/reserve-bank-hikes-interest-rate-once-again-giving-no-reprieve-to-south-african-consumers-76388f69-3f6c-48c9-b360-4463a59e384d The emergency budget  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/21/liz-truss-growth-prime-minister?CMP=share_btn_tw Company insolvencies 42% higher than in August 2019  https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/rugby/wasps-rugby-administration-high-court-25075964 Alex's Fun story: Roger Federer announces that he is retiring.  And Alex puts Kirsty up for a quiz to test her knowledge!  Tune in next week!
24:16
September 23, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #29 - 16th September 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #29 - 16th September 2022
Kirsty McGregor and Alex Clark come together this week to discuss the passing of Queen and give our tribute to the support she has been doing over the last 70 years for small businesses. The Monarchy’s strength and symbol of stability https://www.cityam.com/the-monarchys-strength-is-the-foundation-of-our-prosperity-in-choppy-waters/ The Royal business awards, warrants and support https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise https://www.insidermedia.com/news/national/royal-warrant-firms-pay-tribute-to-queen-elizabeth-ii https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2022/09/what-happens-to-royal-warrant-holders-on-the-death-of-the-monarch/ https://www.scottishdailyexpress.co.uk/lifestyle/food/queen-elizabeths-balmoral-butcher-reveals-27964293.amp The Queen’s impact on the economy https://amp.theguardian.com/business/2022/sep/09/bank-of-england-delays-interest-rate-decision-after-queen-death https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/amp/entry/bank-holiday-for-queens-funeral-could-tip-uk-into-recession_uk_631eea6ee4b0ed021df422c1/ https://amp.theguardian.com/business/2022/sep/12/london-hotels-raise-prices-as-demand-soars-before-queen-funeral https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/travel-industry-pays-tribute-to-hm-queen-elizabeth The Commonwealth  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-launches-major-trade-initiatives-to-capitalise-on-commonwealth-advantage Peace, Friendship & other resources https://twitter.com/jamescleverly/status/1567939664849387522?s=21&t=GoipUQjLeiJ6Ng-qGA9OCw https://metro.co.uk/2022/09/13/queen-funeral-russia-belarus-and-myanmar-not-invited-17363691/amp/
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September 16, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #28 - 9th September 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #28 - 9th September 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through the business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. Hot topics discussed this week: Liz Truss's announcement: business energy caps explained https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/04/germany-olaf-scholz-announces-package-help-ease-high-energy-prices) Can the UK ever deliver mega-projects efficiently? https://www.ft.com/content/6cabfac4-1faa-4730-90d0-e14b3f0ff817 The trend of the devolution of the power https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/2022/sep/05/joint-east-midlands-mayor-plan-would-consign-leicestershire-to-division-two Alex's Fun story: Apple launches: what to tech to get your hands on Tune in next week!
26:44
September 09, 2022
#46: Sushil Patel - Director of Kroll / Data, technology and insights for risk, governance and growth.
#46: Sushil Patel - Director of Kroll / Data, technology and insights for risk, governance and growth.
In our series of interviews for the Future Positive Podcast, we recently interviewed Sushil Patel, Director of Kroll.  Sushil discusses the work he does with businesses by liaising with HMRC. Expect discussions into key statistics he’s been seeing as changes in the economy continue including inflationary pressures, supply chain issues and energy price rises. Tune in to get insight into the trends Sushil has been seeing and what HMRC will be looking at when liaising with small businesses. Listen to find out more!
21:07
September 02, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #27 - 26th August 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #27 - 26th August 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through the business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. Hot topics discussed this week: Fertiliser & CO2 supply issues https://www.cityam.com/uk-set-for-another-carbon-dioxide-shortage-as-fertiliser-plant-halts-production-again/ Planning to tackle industrial action & IR35 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-21/uk-s-truss-to-review-rules-on-tax-and-strikes-sun-reports Angels Den report innovation in clean energy production https://scitechdaily.com/floating-artificial-leaves-generate-clean-fuels-from-sunlight-and-water/ Paul Surtees, CEO of Capitalise, Fun story: Dinosaur Footprints FOUND! Tune in next week!
13:23
August 26, 2022
#45: Marco Forgione - Director General at The Institute of Export & International Trade
#45: Marco Forgione - Director General at The Institute of Export & International Trade
In our series of interviews for the Future Positive Podcast, we recently interviewed Marco Forgione, Director General at The Institute of Export & International Trade. Marco discusses the help they provide, by partnering with the UK government, to support businesses in growing their international markets and trades - through education and training. Listen to find out more!
16:09
August 25, 2022
#44 A podcast special: National Women's Day in South Africa! (Ella McCan Tomlin)
#44 A podcast special: National Women's Day in South Africa! (Ella McCan Tomlin)
It's a podcast special this week - celebrating National Women's Day in South Africa!! Alex Clark is joined by Ella McCan Tomlin, CEO and Founder of Ardent, a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultancy with a difference and Sophie Compton, Marketing Executive and committee member of the Capitalise Women's Network! They talk: The history of Women's Month in South Africa Unconscious Bias in the workplace Invisible privilege and it's impacts What we're doing at Capitalise in our Women's Network  The power of a Women's network in morale and empowerment  We'd love to know what you may have done to celebrate, or what you do in your firm to encourage diversity and inclusion! 
42:20
August 09, 2022
#43 Alex Till, Chief Executive Director at MENTA. The support small business really need.
#43 Alex Till, Chief Executive Director at MENTA. The support small business really need.
In our series of interviews for the Future Positive Podcast, we recently interviewed Alex Till, Chief Executive Director at MENTA.  Alex talks about his passion for supporting sole traders and micro-businesses in todays world. Explaining this agenda is fundamental to the UK.  “We’re there to make sure businesses have the right information at the right time with the right people to support them” Listen to find out more!
34:08
August 05, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #26 - 29th July 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #26 - 29th July 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through the business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. Hot topics discussed this week: Meta Price drop - https://www.bbc.com/news/business-62322862 Google - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jul/26/google-alphabet-second-quarter-earnings Shopify - https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6957753346589929472/ Heinz - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jul/27/double-digit-price-hikes-help-heinz-and-reckitt-deliver-sales-jump Kit Kat - https://www.bbc.com/news/business-62331832 Mcdonals - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jul/27/mcdonalds-uk-raises-price-of-cheeseburger-for-first-time-in-14-years Alibaba - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/27/chinese-technology-shares-jump-as-alibaba-sales-exceed-forecasts Uber Eats Story - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jul/27/uber-eats-treats-drivers-as-numbers-not-humans-says-dismissed-courier Spiral of blue lights in New Zealand - https://news.sky.com/story/absolutely-bizarre-spirals-of-blue-light-spotted-in-sky-above-new-zealand-12637367  Tune in next week!
19:53
July 29, 2022
#42 Joe David, Crypto Accountant | Founder of Nephos Group & MYNA. The world of Cryptocurrency.
#42 Joe David, Crypto Accountant | Founder of Nephos Group & MYNA. The world of Cryptocurrency.
In our series of interviews for the Future Positive Podcast, we interviewed Joe David, Crypto Accountant | Founder of Nephos Group & MYNA. Joe jumps into the world of Cryptocurrency, blockchains and crypto-related topics to talk about the opportunities they're able to deliver including providing financial education to the future generation, understanding how money works and a whole new way to manage money.  Listen to find out more!
43:43
July 22, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #25 - 15th July 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #25 - 15th July 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through three business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. Hot topics discussed this week: 1. The leadership election - An interesting thread: https://twitter.com/faisalislam/status/1546389086956576770?s=21 2. Uncertainty over the economy (& UK Govt) is prolonging stress for business owners https://hrnews.co.uk/return-to-pandemic-level-stress-a-third-of-smes-report-worsened-mental-health-conditions/ . Here's our recent article highlighting lots of practical ideas to help small businesses best prepare for economic uncertainty: https://capitalise.com/gb/insights/4-ways-to-get-your-business-ready-for-economic-uncertainty Another great article: https://www.businessleader.co.uk/sme-recovery-loan-scheme-ends-today-where-does-this-leave-your-business/ 3. Thinking about creatively recruiting and training faster - using colleges to develop the skills!  https://www.insidermedia.com/blogs/north-west/business-matters-connecting-with-an-outstanding-education-provider-is-good-business?utm_source=northwest_newsletter&utm_campaign=northwest_news_tracker_features_3_tracker&utm_medium=insider_features_article 4. Alex's Story: Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait discovered behind earlier painting https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/jul/14/hidden-van-gogh-self-portrait-discovered-behind-earlier-painting
19:15
July 15, 2022
#41 Debra Corey, HR author and consultant: Got your values - now what?
#41 Debra Corey, HR author and consultant: Got your values - now what?
In our series of interviews for the Future Positive Podcast, we recently interviewed Debra Corey, HR author and consultant, who describes herself as a ‘Rebel’ because she wants to challenge the traditional ways companies treat their people. Debra talks about first creating a toolkit of knowing ‘Who you are’, ‘What you do differently’ and ‘How do you treat your people’.  Most accounting firms have spent hours creating these missions and value statements and proudly list them on their websites.  However, how many live them? Listen to find out!
22:35
July 08, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #24 - 1st July 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #24 - 1st July 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through three business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. Hot topics discussed this week: 1. RLS ended... or did it? https://www.businessleader.co.uk/sme-recovery-loan-scheme-ends-today-where-does-this-leave-your-business/ 2. £500,000 grant to unlock quantum's full potential! https://www.uktech.news/deep-tech/riverlane-rigetti-quantum-innovate-uk-20220628  and also https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/quantum-computing-gets-a-bit-of-extra-help-from-innovate-uk-sx9h8qdvt 3. How the strikes are impacting the world https://brc.org.uk/news/corporate-affairs/footfall-recovery-slowed-by-strikes/ https://brc.org.uk/news/corporate-affairs/prices-rising-as-costs-bear-down/ 4. Cameron Diaz is back! 
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July 01, 2022
#40 Nicky Pattinson, trainer, consultant and event speaker who specialises in improving communication skills for teams in a variety of sectors, including professional services’ firms.
#40 Nicky Pattinson, trainer, consultant and event speaker who specialises in improving communication skills for teams in a variety of sectors, including professional services’ firms.
In our series of interviews for the Future Positive Podcast, we recently interviewed Nicky Pattinson, trainer, consultant and event speaker who specialises in improving communication skills for teams in a variety of sectors, including professional services’ firms.   Nicky’s work experience, firstly as a market trader, not in stocks and shares but in biscuits and cakes on a stall in a Yorkshire mill town, taught her how to make a quick impression with potential customers walking by.  She recognised that tone of voice, body language and charisma were essential when trying to communicate effectively.  She has now integrated that science of human connection, to introduce it into a wide range of industries and disciplines.
19:06
June 24, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #23 - 17th June 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #23 - 17th June 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through three business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. Quantum Computing - when we will see this being used for solutions in business? US makes biggest interest rate rise since 1994 Does Chelsea being bought for £2.5bn make financial sense?
20:44
June 17, 2022
#39 Paul Collins Senior Manager at West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region LEP.
#39 Paul Collins Senior Manager at West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region LEP.
In our series of interviews for the Future Positive Podcast, we recently featured Paul Collins, Senior Manager at West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region LEP. Paul helps support small businesses in the region to adopt “Clean Tech”, by offering funding for energy audits and capital investments. Talking to Kirsty McGregor, Capitalise’s Accountant-in-Residence, Paul explains how his role helps businesses identify where they could save costs. Keep reading to find out how you can help your clients save energy costs this 2022.
21:21
June 10, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #22 - 3rd June 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #22 - 3rd June 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through three business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. No support for businesses from the chancellor Businesses’ troubles mount as late payment of invoices gets worse and worse Shanghai lockdown: China's financial hub set to lift Covid curbs
22:34
June 03, 2022
#38 Claire O’Connor, founder of Babyballet Limited and her Finance Director, Chantelle Gledhill.
#38 Claire O’Connor, founder of Babyballet Limited and her Finance Director, Chantelle Gledhill.
In our series of interviews for the Future Positive Podcast, we featured Claire O’Connor, founder of Babyballet Limited and her Finance Director, Chantelle Gledhill. We discuss the role that Chantelle plays in supporting the business and making the founder’s dreams come true.  Find out more about the business and how their finance director, Chantelle, has been key to their business success. 
27:52
May 27, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #21 - 20th May 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #21 - 20th May 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through three business stories of the week which you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. This weeks stories: FSB survey - funding; business exits & uncertainty of future lending market (end of RLS)  Haines Watts Targeted Sector advice - can firms do similar for other sectors they specialise in? Inflation at a 40 year high - Bloomberg said "The FTSE 100 Index barely moved during morning trading, a sign that surging prices have become a baked-in fixture of living standards."
22:36
May 20, 2022
#37 Gareth Winters and Tom O’Neill of The Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association(CABA)
#37 Gareth Winters and Tom O’Neill of The Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association(CABA)
In our series of interviews for the Future Positive Podcast, we recently featured Gareth Winters and Tom O’Neill of The Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association(CABA). In our 30 minute chat, we discussed the resources, advice and support which CABA offers all accountants and their families to help them manage whatever they’re facing. Including stress management, confidence building, debt management and legal advice.
33:50
May 13, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #20 - 6th May 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #20 - 6th May 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through three business stories of the week which you may have missed that are impacting small businesses and their trusted advisors. This weeks stories: Global interest rates  Crypto crimestoppers; where next for crypto? Haulage industry suffering Other useful links: Read our latest article following our Interview with Glen Foster, Managing Director of Libeo Register to join our webinar series partnered with ACCA. On 17 May where we’ll be doing a deep dive into sustainable finance. And discussing the challenges and opportunities of the new zero transition in the UK. And how you can help your clients get there. 
22:10
May 06, 2022
#36 Glen Foster, Managing Director, UK and Northern Europe at Libeo.
#36 Glen Foster, Managing Director, UK and Northern Europe at Libeo.
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise. In this episode, Alex and Kirsty talk to Glen Foster, Managing Director, UK and Northern Europe at Libeo. Glen talks about how he has been in the accountancy technology space for 15 years. And how technology is now opening the doors for accountants to better streamline their processes and use new and collaborative tools with their clients. Libeo helps accountants better serve their customers by connecting them with the best solution to pay and get paid. 
42:05
April 29, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #19 - 22nd Apr 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #19 - 22nd Apr 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through three business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This week's stories: The change in consumer behaviours Is it the end of working from home? Proposed new powers for CMA
20:16
April 22, 2022
#35 Matt McLoughlin, Foresight Equity - Levelling up using pension & institutional funds
#35 Matt McLoughlin, Foresight Equity - Levelling up using pension & institutional funds
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise. In this episode, Olly and Kirsty talk to Matt McLoughlin.   Matt is a Senior Investment Manager based in our Cambridge office. Prior to Foresight, Matt worked at Grant Thornton. Matt holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Hosted by Olly Cummings, Commercial Director at Capitalise, and Kirsty McGregor found of the Corporate Finance Network At Capitalise we believe every business deserves an equal chance of success. So we must make business finance clearer. To show how credit scores impact plans for growth and how to improve them. To find funding that's a better fit. And to see risks to cashflow before they become a threat. 
21:42
April 15, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #18 - 8th Apr 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #18 - 8th Apr 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through three business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This week's stories: 1. Implications of businesses living with covid 2. Should businesses stock up? 3. The rise, fall & rise of Grant Thornton
18:09
April 08, 2022
#34: Paul Shrimpling (Remarkable Practice) - Supporting Accountants & Humanising The Numbers
#34: Paul Shrimpling (Remarkable Practice) - Supporting Accountants & Humanising The Numbers
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise. This episode Phil talks to Paul Shrimpling.   For over 18 years Paul has worked exclusively with accountants in practice helping firms improve their fees, profits, cash and capital value through a process of 'humanising the numbers'. The Managing Director of Remarkable Practice, Paul spends his time either consulting with accountants to help them grow their firms or presenting to accountants for the same reason. He also hosts the “humanising the numbers” podcast and is a regular at events and conferences across the UK and beyond. Hosted by Phil Hobden, Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise. For those new to Capitalise - our vision is to give small businesses and their advisers transparency and control over business finance.  We want every small business to identify risks they might face, explore how they stand from a credit perspective and choose the right funding that best fits their business. Video: https://vimeo.com/689842459/51072a5226 For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
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April 05, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #17 - 1st Apr 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #17 - 1st Apr 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through three business stories of the week that you may have missed that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This week's stories: 1. The new rules and rates, and what you need to know  2. RSM UK launches the Middle Market Business Index in association with Moody’s Analytics and The Harris Poll. 3. There’s a new unicorn - in Manchester!
15:44
April 01, 2022
#33: Charlotte Ing (Pure Cloud Accountancy) - Setting up your own accountancy practice
#33: Charlotte Ing (Pure Cloud Accountancy) - Setting up your own accountancy practice
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise. This episode Phil  talks to Charlotte Ing . Charlotte started her career working with Naylor Wintersgill before moving to Sagars, working her way up to Senior Manager.  Charlotte was key in bringing on and implementing new technology for Sagars client base as the firm moved into the cloud space.  In addition in that time she was a regular panelist and speaker for a range of accounting events across the UK.  In 2021 she left Sagars to set up her own business, Pure Cloud Accountancy, where she continues to pioneer a cloud based approach to supporting her growing client base! Hosted by Phil Hobden, Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise. For those new to Capitalise - our vision is to give small businesses and their advisers transparency and control over business finance.  We want every small business to identify risks they might face, explore how they stand from a credit perspective and choose the right funding that best fits their business. Video: https://vimeo.com/683885379/79975c8025 For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
23:59
March 29, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #16 - 25th Mar 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #16 - 25th Mar 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through three business stories of the week which you may have missed that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This weeks stories: 1. The Spring statement 2.The changing high street - City AM 3. Apple acquires Credit Kudos 4.The £76,000 #Oscar’s goodie bag Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers            Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN            
15:41
March 25, 2022
#32: David Tuck (Mayday) - Building Accountant Centric Software
#32: David Tuck (Mayday) - Building Accountant Centric Software
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise. This episode Phil & Kirsty talk to David Tuck. An entrepreneur and consultant, David has been working in the accounting tech industry for almost 10 years now.  He founded Chaser back in 2013 and since then has continued to drive new innovations and improved ways of working for accountants and their small business clients in the UK and beyond, directly as well as by consulting with businesses such as Reducer, WorldFirst, Comma and Xero.  This year David will be launching his latest venture - MayDay which offers a better way for startups & small businesses to get the transfer pricing help they need. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For those new to Capitalise - our vision is to give small businesses and their advisers transparency and control over business finance.  We want every small business to identify risks they might face, explore how they stand from a credit perspective and choose the right funding that best fits their business. Video: https://vimeo.com/681312165/b3bdfed06d For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
34:46
March 22, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #15 - 18th Mar 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #15 - 18th Mar 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Breakfast Show, we’ll take you through three business stories of the week which you may have missed that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors.This weeks stories: 1. The increasing interest rates and the upcoming Spring Statement. https://lancashiretimes.co.uk/article/IoD-Vast-Majority-Of-Business-Leaders-Are-More-Concerned-By-Inflation-Than-Risin- https://www.fsb.org.uk/resources page/deliver-on-low-tax-pledge-at-spring-statement-new-fsb-chair-urges-chancellor-as-280-000-firms-stand-on-the-brink.html 2. An increasing number of whistleblowers reporting national minimum wage breaches. https://www.cityam.com/retail-and-hospitality-face-growing-army-of-whistleblowers-reporting-national-minimum-wage-breaches/ 3, Browne Jacobson launches black lawyers mentoring scheme giving 13 young lawyers six months of one-to-one mentoring plus two weeks paid work experience. https://www.business-live.co.uk/professional-services/browne-jacobson-launches-mentoring-scheme-23384887
16:24
March 18, 2022
#31: John Madocks Wright (Savills) - Freeports & The Commercial Property Landscape
#31: John Madocks Wright (Savills) - Freeports & The Commercial Property Landscape
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise.   This episode Phil & Kirsty talk to John Madocks Wright .  In a former life, John was a Captain in the British Army, another first for this podcast!  But his current role is quite different - as an Associate in the National Industrial and Logistics team at Savills, one of the world's leading property agents with 600 offices around the world.  In his role John advises developers, funds, property companies and occupiers on land and property acquisitions, disposals and developments. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For those new to Capitalise - we are a funding and capital platform designed to support accountants to build healthy balance sheets and relationships with their SME clients. Video: https://vimeo.com/681254608/5a9b411cab  For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
25:46
March 15, 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #14 - 11th Mar 2022
The Future Positive Breakfast Show #14 - 11th Mar 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, we will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors.
14:55
March 11, 2022
#30: Andrew Jordan (Connect4) - Better Client Meetings & Empowering Your Teams
#30: Andrew Jordan (Connect4) - Better Client Meetings & Empowering Your Teams
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise.  This week Phil & Kirsty talk to Andrew Jordon CEO and Co-Founder at Connect4.  Andrew is a formally an accountant who moved to the software side most notably with reporting and now reporting & forecasting app Fathom (ironically where he and I were once competitors).  Back in February 2020 just at the start of the pandemic and with an impressive sixth sense of what was to come  Andrew launched Connect4 - an online communication platform designed to help turn meetings into relationships where, for the past two years, he’s been working with accountants and software providers to supercharge their client conversations whilst growing his own businesses and teams. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For those new to Capitalise - we are a funding and capital platform designed to support accountants to build healthy balance sheets and relationships with their SME clients. Video: https://vimeo.com/681253658/c33284f1a2 For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
22:20
March 08, 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #13 - 25th Feb 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #13 - 25th Feb 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, we will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This weeks stories: 1. High prices on Steel https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-10541011/High-energy-prices-heat-UK-steel-production.html 2. £850m still to be claimed at LAs in England & £556m of the £635m for omicron grant still not allocated https://www.enterprisenation.com/learn-something/coronavirus-business-grants-england-remaining/ 3. Podcasts replacing current affairs & talk shows? https://www.cityam.com/emily-maitlis-leaves-bbc-after-two-decades/ Phils Story: Remote Jobs closing the divide https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/fully-remote-jobs-on-the-rise-5251428/ For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers            Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN            Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
16:19
February 25, 2022
#29: Dan Cockerton (Digital Accountancy Show) - Supporting Accountants Journeys through live & digital events
#29: Dan Cockerton (Digital Accountancy Show) - Supporting Accountants Journeys through live & digital events
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise.  This week Phil & Kirsty talk to Dan Cockerton - Founder at digitalaccountancy.com & Digital Accountancy Show.  This year the Digital Accountancy Show launched in London and was the first live event for the accountancy market since the beginning of the pandemic and saw almost 1000 accountants attend teh one day event.   Previous to launching the tech focused accounting show, Dan had been advising and consulting forward thinking accountancy practices for over 10 years, including working at Xero. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For those new to Capitalise - we are a funding and capital platform designed to support accountants to build healthy balance sheets and relationships with their SME clients. Video: https://anchor.fm/futurepositive/episodes/29-Dan-Cockerton-Digital-Accountancy-Show---Supporting-Accountants-Journeys-through-live--digital-events-e1bonpe For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
28:29
February 22, 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #12 - 18th Feb 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #12 - 18th Feb 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, we will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This weeks stories: 1. New regulator, Ofcharge? https://www.cityam.com/automotive-industry-calls-new-regulator-govern-ev-charge-point-mandate/ 2. Crisis planning from Power Companies https://twitter.com/energynetworks/status/1493611794493022216?s=21 3. Ones to watch - current & future success stories https://www.businessleader.co.uk/what-are-the-top-32-companies-set-to-take-2022-by-storm/ Phils Story: 2022 Xero Awards UK + SA https://www.xero.com/uk/events/xero-awards/finalists/ For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers            Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN            Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
20:57
February 18, 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #11 - 11th Feb 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #11 - 11th Feb 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, we will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This weeks stories: 1. National Apprenticeship Week - Apprenticeships vs degrees? https://inews.co.uk/news/education/euan-blair-apprenticeships-business-tony-blair-160m-multiverse-1446275 2. Open Banking saves transaction fees  https://www.business-money.com/announcements/open-banking-could-save-sme-online-retailers-over-19000-a-month-in-transaction-fee-savings/ 3. Big Trends for Accountancy firms https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/community/blogs/kirsty-mcgregor/three-big-trends-that-will-shape-practices-in-2022#comments Phils Story: Peloton https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/peloton-to-cut-jobs-swap-out-ceo-5720682/ For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers            Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN            Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
18:52
February 11, 2022
#28: Rowan Van Tromp (App Advisory Plus) - Implementing App Stacks & Technology
#28: Rowan Van Tromp (App Advisory Plus) - Implementing App Stacks & Technology
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise.  This week Phil & Kirsty talk to Rowan Van Tromp, operation director for App Advisory Plus. App Advisory Plus  has been launched as a platform to support accounting firms deliver new revenue opportunities by supporting business clients to get the most from cloud accounting platforms by utilising integrated apps.  Previous to App Advisory Plus he was an accountant in practice for PJCO and headed up their Cloud Services and implementing new software. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For those new to Capitalise - we are a funding and capital platform designed to support accountants to build healthy balance sheets and relationships with their SME clients. Video: https://vimeo.com/680876818 For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
24:34
February 08, 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #10 - 4th Feb 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #10 - 4th Feb 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, we will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This weeks stories: 1. Levelling Up White Paper https://www.enterprisenation.com/learn-something/levelling-up-white-paper-small-businesses/ 2. Reduction in the self employed https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tax/self-employed/tax-woes-force-million-abandon-self-employed-dream/ 3. CO2 industry strikes deal to prevent shortages https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60215991 Phils Story: Wordle https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/31/business/media/new-york-times-wordle.html For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers            Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN            Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
18:09
February 04, 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #9 - 28th Jan 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #9 - 28th Jan 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, we will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This weeks stories: 1. Small Business/Energy Bills https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60087798 2. Tesla/Cult of Elon Musk https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jan/26/tesla-elon-musk-profit-electric-car-deliveries-soar 3 Get Fit For Business https://www.cityam.com/exclusive-business-minister-hails-smes-as-economys-backbone-as-75-per-cent-of-ceos-say-confidence-surged-during-covid-19/ Phils Story: Hybrid Working Poll https://www.linkedin.com/posts/philhobden_greatresignation-remotework-workingfromhome-activity-6892038085597892608-2ZRu For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers            Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN            Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
18:55
January 28, 2022
#27: Simon Chaplin (The Accountants Mastermind) - Bottlenecks, Dyslexia & Supporting Accountants
#27: Simon Chaplin (The Accountants Mastermind) - Bottlenecks, Dyslexia & Supporting Accountants
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise.  This week Phil & Kirsty talk to Simon Chaplin, founder of the The Accountants Mastermind and writer of “Banish The Bottleneck: 7 savvy steps to grow the (almost) perfect team for your accountancy practice” - a book described by Xero MVP Stuart Hurt as “Essential reading for accountants”. A fellow dyslexic, Simon is also an advisor to Accountants in Practice, a Keynote Speaker and former accountant himself who aims to Inspire, Challenge and Support Accountants to be the best they want to be. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For those new to Capitalise - we are a funding and capital platform designed to support accountants to build healthy balance sheets and relationships with their SME clients. Video: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/669757556 For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
30:55
January 25, 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #8 - 21st Jan 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #8 - 21st Jan 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, we will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This weeks stories:  Amazon and Visa Credit payment dispute https://news.sky.com/story/amazon-drops-date-to-stop-accepting-visa-credit-cards-for-uk-payments-12518264 The UKs most successful accelerators https://sifted.eu/articles/uk-accelerators-tech-nation-upscale/  EA Sports new Performance and Education hub The booming sector of gaming and the Metaverse shared https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-british-teen-tycoons-are-building-the-metaverse-wprtcjgq0 Phil's story of the week Crypto & The FCA https://www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/strengthen-financial-promotions-rules-protect-consumers For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers            Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN            Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
17:29
January 21, 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #7 - 14th Jan 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #7 - 14th Jan 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, we will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. Stories covered this week: EY 2022 Global Integrity Report, re-invention of the High Street, 42% employees dream opening own business and fintech news! This weeks resources: 1. EY 2022 Global Integrity Report https://www.reuters.com/business/corporate-bosses-pay-lip-service-integrity-standards-ey-survey-2022-01-12/ 2. 400 shops a week closing on high street & The re-invention of the High Street https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19818568.silver-street-durham-the-death-high-street-exaggerated/ 3. 42% employees dream opening own business; 1 in 10 (3m people) intend to do it in 2022 https://www.enterprisenation.com/startup2022/ Phil’s story of the week: 1.  More Fintech news - Payments https://consent.yahoo.com/v2/collectConsent?sessionId=3_cc-session_098971ac-158e-4801-a1b3-25b4d1f23802 For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers            Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN            Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
15:56
January 14, 2022
#26: Paul Fifield (Sales Impact Academy) - Educating Your Teams
#26: Paul Fifield (Sales Impact Academy) - Educating Your Teams
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise.  This wee Phil (flying solo) is joined by Paul Fifield.  Paul is the CEO and Co-founder Sales Impact Academy which is on a mission to help millions of people in revenue-related roles be exceptional by revolutionising the way B2B tech companies approach skills development. Paul has over 20 years experience in founding and scaling global companies, not least across the  8 years where he has grown two international technology businesses from zero to $100M in combined sales as Chief Revenue Office - they are now collectively worth over $1B. He’s also raised over $100M of investment across all stages from seed to growth, VC, and debt. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For those new to Capitalise - we are a funding and capital platform designed to support accountants to build healthy balance sheets and relationships with their SME clients. Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/664193028 For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
40:16
January 11, 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #6 - 7th Jan 2022
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #6 - 7th Jan 2022
In this bite-sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, we will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. Stories covered this week: Late payments, Theranos & Elizabeth Holmes, staff shortages due to COVID and the future of tech in 2022 (according to Phil’s Linkedin poll). This weeks resources: 1. Late payments https://smallbusiness.co.uk/late-payment-could-close-one-in-ten-small-businesses-2559009/ 2. Theranos & Elizabeth Holmes  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-59734254 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006sf7 3. Staff shortages due to COVID https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59857417 Phil’s story of the week: 1.  The future of tech in 2022 (according to Phil’s linkedin poll). https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:ugcPost:6884160876367122432/ For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers            Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN            Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
18:33
January 07, 2022
#25: Stephen Robertson (Metis) - Innovation & Recognising IP
#25: Stephen Robertson (Metis) - Innovation & Recognising IP
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise.  This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Stephen Robertson, founder and CEO at Metis Partners - a leading global IP valuation firm.   Stephen has 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, has worked in banking, business angel investment as well as the London Stock Exchange and was Acknowledged as one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by IAM Magazine.  Stephen graduated with a degree in law before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte. He is the former Chair of the LES Scotland and member of LES Council for Britain & Ireland. He founded Metis in his home town of Glasgow but moved with his family to California 3 years ago in order to expand the business across the United States. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For those new to Capitalise - we are a funding and capital platform designed to support accountants to build healthy balance sheets and relationships with their SME clients. Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/664191664 For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
27:16
December 28, 2021
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #5 - 17 Dec 2021
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #5 - 17 Dec 2021
In this bite sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, Phil & Kirsty will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. Stories covered this week: SMEs planning Staff Cuts, Launch of National Cyber Strategy, Signposting mental health support to your clients and Phil’s Fintech roundup! This weeks resources: 1. SMEs planning Staff Cuts, GDP increases and Base rate rises  https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/dec/13/one-in-three-uk-small-firms-plan-major-staff-cuts-survey-reveals?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other&fbclid=IwAR2Hann_iDiMSXpfG1-mo4negITBAhjyV1QOWQl17eL7vZ2iPr751amVaSM 2 Launch of National Cyber Strategy https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-blueprint-to-protect-uk-from-cyber-threats 3. Signposting mental health support to your clients; businesses are not alone; lots groups still fighting https://fb.watch/9VJ2iF8DTz https://excludeduk.org/mental-health/?fbclid=IwAR0mzB_0QoWB8e0Uk7pGIrrutOu3HU2d8IAh5USAs2JbLMXNzTdSgdBSoxU For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers              Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN              Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
17:26
December 17, 2021
#24: Jo Edwards (JE Consulting) - Marketing for Accountants
#24: Jo Edwards (JE Consulting) - Marketing for Accountants
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise.  This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Jo Edwards.  Jo has run JE Consulting for over 20 years, offering a full service agency approach to professional services firms, which allows them to pick & choose which support they need, whether it’s a social media strategy or a website redesign, or alternatively a full branding and marketing strategy unified across all channels. She’s been a regular contributor to the discussion about marketing in the accountancy sector so she is VERY well placed to share with us today what works & how the approach to winning clients has changed over the years. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For those new to Capitalise - we are a funding and capital platform designed to support accountants to build healthy balance sheets and relationships with their SME clients. Video Link: https://vimeo.com/656529945 For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
25:53
December 14, 2021
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #4 - 10 Dec 2021
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #4 - 10 Dec 2021
In this bite sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, Phil & Kirsty will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This week (10 Dec 2021) we discuss: Plan B and its impact on SME's, Bounce back loan fraud, temporary visas and Linkedin's Big ideas for 2022.  This weeks resources: 1.Plan B & a call for support for businesses https://www.britishchambers.org.uk/news/2021/12/bcc-response-to-plan-b-announcement-2 2. Bounce Back Loan Fraud https://www.nao.org.uk/report/the-bounce-back-loan-scheme-an-update/ https://capitalise.com/gb/insights/cbils-bounce-back-loans-fraud 3. Businesses supported by temporary Visas. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-59521728 Phil's quick story: Linkedin Big ideas! https://www.linkedin.com/news/story/20-big-ideas-that-will-shape-2022-5196764/ For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers              Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN              Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
14:49
December 10, 2021
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #3 - 3 Dec 2021
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #3 - 3 Dec 2021
In this bite sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, Phil & Kirsty will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. Recorded LIVE at the Accounting Web Live Expo. This week (3 Dec 2021) we discuss: Omicron variant, Energy Suppliers failing, Twitter and Home alone!  This weeks resources:  1. Omicron variant https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sacha-lord_every-restaurant-ive-spoken-to-today-is-activity-6871799951190499328-U9i7 - 2.  Energy Suppliers failing https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58662667 3. Twitter Jack Dorsey resigns & Square Inc https://www.businessinsider.com/square-inc-changes-name-to-block-jack-dorsey-twitter-2021-12 ( Phil's quick story: Home Alone House https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-59502515 For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers              Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN              Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
11:09
December 03, 2021
#23: Wendy Smith (Innovate UK Edge) - Grants, Innovation & Growth for SMEs
#23: Wendy Smith (Innovate UK Edge) - Grants, Innovation & Growth for SMEs
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast for accountants and business advisers, powered by Capitalise.  This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Wendy Smith, Senior Innovation & Growth Specialist at @Innovate UK EDGE North Wendy has with a successful track record of over 22 years of leading business development initiatives, creating innovative solutions to commercial problems, with experience of managing relationships across the Professional Service, Manufacturing and Tech sectors.   Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For those new to Capitalise - we are a funding and capital platform designed to support accountants to build healthy balance sheets and relationships with their SME clients. Video: https://vimeo.com/651468538/3de7d490ea For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
24:19
November 30, 2021
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #2 - 26 Nov 2021
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #2 - 26 Nov 2021
In this bite sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, Phil & Kirsty will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This week (26th Nov 2022) we discuss: Banks closing branches, Black Friday, Accounting Ecosystem and Atom bank! This weeks resources: 1. Banks closing more branches https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-10191121/Bank-network-shrinks-267-branches-three-months.html 2. Black Friday - is it good for retailers? https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2021/11/85-independent-retailers-to-shut-websites-on-black-friday/ 3. Accounting ecosystem is mobilising to provide support Xero: https://www.xero.com/blog/2021/11/xerocon-london-returns/ Iris: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6869549688794705920/ Sage: https://www.sage.com/en-gb/accountants/ Phil's quick story: Atom Bank/4 day Week https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59377940 For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Follow us on social: Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers              Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN              Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
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November 26, 2021
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #1 - 19 Nov 2021
Breakfast With Phil & Kirsty #1 - 19 Nov 2021
In this bite sized weekly episode of the Future Positive Podcast, Phil & Kirsty will take you through the key stories of the week that are impacting Small businesses and their trusted advisors. This week (19th Nov 2021) we discuss: COP26, Employment Figures, Grants and Working From Home. This weeks resources: Cop 26: 1. https://londonlovesbusiness.com/small-businesses-say-they-dont-have-the-time-or-resources-they-need-to-be-more-green/ 2. https://capitalise.com/gb/insights/building-a-greener-future Employment Figures:   1. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10206977/amp/Furlough-fears-ease-job-vacancies-hit-RECORD-high.html 2. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/business-population-estimates-2021/business-population-estimates-for-the-uk-and-regions-2021-statistical-release-html Enterprise Nation/Grants 1. https://www.enterprisenation.com/learn-something/millions-of-pounds-additional-restrictions-grants-available/ Working From Home 1. https://metro.co.uk/2021/11/08/is-working-from-home-better-for-the-environment-than-the-office-15561554/  For more about the Future Positive Podcast and Capitalise please check out www.capitalise.com. Capitalise - Twitter @Capitalisers             Kirsty McGregor - Twitter @theCFN             Phil Hobden - Twitter - @Capitaliser_PH
13:40
November 19, 2021
#22: Kirsty McGregor (The CFN) - Digital Accountancy Forum Personality Of The Year 2021
#22: Kirsty McGregor (The CFN) - Digital Accountancy Forum Personality Of The Year 2021
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, powered by Capitalise.   For this special episode of the podcast I turn the tables on our very own accountant in resident and founder of the CFN - Kirsty McGregor to talk about her recent award win at the Digital Accountancy Forum.  We talk about the past, present and future and find out just what the award means to her! Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) You can watch the video version of this episode here: https://vimeo.com/643444749 For those new to Capitalise - we are a funding and capital platform designed to support accountants to build healthy balance sheets and relationships with their SME clients.  For more check out www.capitalise.com. 
22:35
November 09, 2021
#21: Season 2 Wrap Up with Phil & Kirsty
#21: Season 2 Wrap Up with Phil & Kirsty
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil recap their favourite moments of Season 2 of the Future Positive Community.   Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @ Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.com
34:18
October 05, 2021
#20: Edward Revell (Starling Bank) - NeoBanks & SME Lending
#20: Edward Revell (Starling Bank) - NeoBanks & SME Lending
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers.   This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Edward Revell - SME Lending and Credit Lead for digital challenger bank - Starling.   Edward has been with Starling since June 2020 and currently heads up SME Lending, Credit Strategy team for the bank.  Previous to Starling he’s worked for over 10 years in various roles within some of the UK’s biggest banks and SME lenders including Barclays and Lloyds.  Starling as a bank recently toped the 2021 business banking survey by CMA and has consistently been rewarded and acknowledged for its service across both business and personal banking.     You can find out more about Ed and Starling Bank check out www.starlingbank.com    Watch the podcast video here: https://vimeo.com/589909592/f35ab668cf  Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk   For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
37:26
September 21, 2021
#19: Liz Barclay (UK Small Business Commissioner) - Late Payment And Unfavourable Payment Practices
#19: Liz Barclay (UK Small Business Commissioner) - Late Payment And Unfavourable Payment Practices
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Liz Barclay - the newly appointed UK Small Business Commissioner (and first ever female appointment to the role).  Previously to taking up this position she was a small business and consumer affairs broadcaster, producer and writer. She started her career as an adviser and then CEO with Citizens Advice before moving into radio and TV - specialising in business and consumer affairs.  If that wasn't impressive enough… she is the Financial Inclusion Commissioner as well as Chair of the BSI Consumer Forum and the Fair by Design Campaign. Finally she is also an Ambassador for the Money Advice Trust and Business Debtline. You can find out more about Liz and the Small Business Commission here: http://www.smallbusinesscommissioner.gov.uk Watch the podcast video here: https://vimeo.com/580299882/29175f7d13  Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com 
34:44
September 07, 2021
#18: Andy Chamberlain (IPSE) - The Key Issues Accountants Should Be Considering For Self-Employed
#18: Andy Chamberlain (IPSE) - The Key Issues Accountants Should Be Considering For Self-Employed
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Andy Chamberlain.  Andy is the Director of Policy at IPSE - the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed who he’s worked with for over 10 years.  He is responsible for IPSE tax policy and has a special expertise in labour market changes, employment status and IR35, as well as their lead spokesperson on a range of policy issue and he recently gave evidence to the Lords’ Finance Bill Sub-Committee on the proposed rollout of IR35 to the private sector. You can find out more about Andy and the IPSE at www.ipse.co.uk Watch the podcast video here: https://vimeo.com/577535803/e00c0865a7 Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk For more on Capitalise visit: www.capitalise.com
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August 24, 2021
#17: Alex Falcon Huerta (Soaring Falcon) - How technology allowed me to run a firm anywhere
#17: Alex Falcon Huerta (Soaring Falcon) - How technology allowed me to run a firm anywhere
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Alex Falcon Huerta .  Alex is the founder of Soaring Falcon Accountancy Specialising in advising small businesses around the world often with UK subsidiaries or UK businesses wanting to expand overseas, so naturally she was an early adopter of cloud accounting & tech. She is a Xero MVP as well as winning a multitude of industry awards. She is an Advisor to the UK government’s All Party Parliamentary Group, sitting on the technology board & and a member of ACCA's international assembly. And…the coolest thing os that 6 yrs after starting her firm, as some of her team members were in Phillipines & Indonesia, she decided she wanted to be closer to them & so she became a digital nomad & based herself in Bali! She now supports others looking to operate their firm overseas as part of the community The Startup Practice. You can find out more about Alex and Soaring Falcon by visiting soaring-falcon.co.uk Watch the podcast video here: https://vimeo.com/572491577/95abccee0e Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk
26:21
August 10, 2021
#16: Emma Jones (Enterprise Nation) - Supporting the UK's SME Businesses
#16: Emma Jones (Enterprise Nation) - Supporting the UK's SME Businesses
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Emma Jones CBE.  Emma trained as an accountant with Arthur Andersen, and that's a name from the past! and founded her own business Techlocate.com in 2000 during the dotcom boom - so she's been on both sides of the professional relationship - as an adviser and also as a business owner.  She sold that business and took her experiences from that to develop Enterprise Nation - which now boasts a community of over 75,000 people Emma is ow considered to be one of UK's most recognised business experts, as well as being a best-selling author of business books such as ‘Working 5 to 9’ and ‘The StartUp Kit’ She has also been asked by various governments to work alongside them in several roles including the Small Business Representative for the Crown and leading the private sector campaign Start-up Britain, plus she was asked to co-chair the Small Business, Scale-up and Entrepreneurs Business Council. You can find out more about Emma and Enterprise Nation visit enterprisenation.com as well as on Linkedin and Twitter. Watch the podcast video here: https://vimeo.com/569390712/210a2f7410 Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk
27:39
July 27, 2021
#15: Kate Nicholls (UKHospitality) - The Challenges Faced By The Hospitality Industry
#15: Kate Nicholls (UKHospitality) - The Challenges Faced By The Hospitality Industry
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Kate Nicholls OBE. Kate was appointed CEO of UKHospitality, the powerful voice representing the broad hospitality sector, in April 2018, having previously worked as CEO and Strategic Affairs Director of the ALMR.  She was Director at one of the largest independent public affairs companies, working with a number of hospitality, retail and leisure accounts before establishing her own strategic communications consultancy in 2000. In 2021 she was awarded an OBE for services to the hospitality industry, particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic. You can find out more about Kate and UKHospitality visit ukhospitality.org.uk Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) You can watch the video version of this episode here: https://vimeo.com/574911583 For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk
34:08
July 20, 2021
#14: Della Hudson (Hudson Business Advice) - Manels, Back to Practice & Writing Books
#14: Della Hudson (Hudson Business Advice) - Manels, Back to Practice & Writing Books
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Della Hudson. Della a chartered accountant, a business owner and founder of two accountancy firms, a bestselling business author, public speaker, mentor & business coach with other 30 years experience in the industry. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) You can find out more about Della at hudsonbusiness.co.uk as well as on Linkedin and Twitter. For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk You can watch the video version of this episode here: https://vimeo.com/566618105
30:06
July 12, 2021
#13: Kate Upcraft (Kate Upcraft Consultancy) - The pivotal Role Of Payroll Agents
#13: Kate Upcraft (Kate Upcraft Consultancy) - The pivotal Role Of Payroll Agents
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Kate Upcraft.  Kate is a technical writer, editor, public speaker and lecturer on all aspects of employing people - primarily payroll and HR matters. Prior to setting up her own company in 2005, she was the payroll legislation manager at M&S, where she worked for 20 years, 11 of them in payroll. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) You can find out more about Kate on LinkedIn, Twitter and at kateupcraft.com For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk
29:20
June 29, 2021
#12: Gina Broadhurst (ForgottenLtd) - Supporting The Forgotten SME's In The Pandemic
#12: Gina Broadhurst (ForgottenLtd) - Supporting The Forgotten SME's In The Pandemic
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers.   This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by Gina Broadhurst  Georgina is a small business owner AND the co-founder of ForgottenLtd - The campaign for fair and equal meaningful Government support for the director owners of small limited companies during and after the CoVid19 global pandemic   Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @ Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   You can find out more about Gina and ForgottenLtd on twitter at @ForgottenLtd and at www.forgottenltd.com   For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk
27:49
June 15, 2021
#11: Season 1 Wrap Up with Phil & Kirsty (+ Season 2 preview)
#11: Season 1 Wrap Up with Phil & Kirsty (+ Season 2 preview)
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil recap their favourite moments of Season 1 as well as run though our guests for season 2. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @ Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.com
30:52
June 08, 2021
#10: David Dand (Dand HR) - Recruiting in the Accounting Industry
#10: David Dand (Dand HR) - Recruiting in the Accounting Industry
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by David Dand. David is the director of Dand HR Associates who specialise in outsourced HR, employer branding and senior level recruitment in the accountancy, financial and professional services.   Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @ Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk
41:44
May 25, 2021
#9 - Future proofing the accounting industry (Special Episode)
#9 - Future proofing the accounting industry (Special Episode)
BONUS Episode! Before our next Future Positive Community event next week, catch up with our first panel event looking at  Future proofing the accounting industry. To kick things off we’ve brought together a panel of industry specialists to talk about what 2021 will bring - both the challenges and the opportunities.  Leading the panel is Rob Brown, TED speaker, podcast host and founder of the Business Development Academy which works with accountants & professionals to win new business.  He was joined by: -Paul Barnes, MAP -Zoe Lacey-Cooper, Accountex -Emma Chesson, Kreston Reeves -Matt Flanagan, Appacus Find out more at www.futurepositivecommunity.com Register for our next event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4416208083171/WN_uqPLiwNfSDKxwT_MJK44qw
57:18
May 21, 2021
#8: James Ashford (GoProposal) - The Power of Community
#8: James Ashford (GoProposal) - The Power of Community
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by James Ashford. James is the founder of GoProposal, the Bestselling Author of the recently updated "Selling to Serve", Keynote Speaker and Director of accounting firm MAP.  He is also a prolific user of social media and has built one of the most active communities in the accounting space. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @ Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk Episode resources: You can find out more about James and Go Proposal at www.goproposal.com Book mentioned: 24 Assets: Create a Digital, Scalable, Valuable and Fun by Daniel Priestley
32:07
May 11, 2021
#7: John Stokdyk (AccountingWeb)- The Role Of The Media in Supporting Accountants
#7: John Stokdyk (AccountingWeb)- The Role Of The Media in Supporting Accountants
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This week Kirsty & Phil are joined by John Stokdyk. John is the current Editor in Chief for AccountingWEB - the leading online community for accounting professionals.  As editor John played a key role in delivering the highly regarded Practice Excellence and Software Excellence Awards and has been involved with Web-based media since 1997. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @ Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk Episode resources: You can find out more about John and AccountingWeb at AccountingWEB.co.uk
30:32
April 26, 2021
#6: Lucy Cohen (Mazuma) - Mental Health & Doing Things Differently
#6: Lucy Cohen (Mazuma) - Mental Health & Doing Things Differently
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers.   This week (recorded at the start of April) Kirsty & Phil are joined by Lucy Cohen.   Lucy is the Co-founder of Mazuma Accountants as well as a diversity & mental health champion, author of the Millennial Renaissance and who was named 'Woman of the Year 0 Technician' at first ever Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards   Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @ Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk   Episode resources: You can find out more about Lucy and Mazuma at https://www.mazumamoney.co.uk/ and via her regular column on Accounting Web.     Also the People Matters series on AccountingWeb returns in May.
31:42
April 12, 2021
#5: Claire Bennison (ACCA) - Professional Bodies Adapting to Now
#5: Claire Bennison (ACCA) - Professional Bodies Adapting to Now
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers.   Kirsty & Phil talk to Claire Bennison.  Claire is the head of the ACCA UK, and a judge for the Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards. Claire held roles at Whitbread and Ericsson before moving into professional bodies with eight years at the CIPD before joining the ACCA, who now have c90,000 members –the  fastest growing membership all of the professional bodies as well as the  most diverse membership.   Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @ Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network)   For more on the ACCA visit www.accaglobal.com or follow them on twitter at @ACCA_UK   For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk
20:20
March 29, 2021
#4: Rob Collings (Flux) - Moving from Practice to Industry
#4: Rob Collings (Flux) - Moving from Practice to Industry
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. Kirsty & Phil talk to Rob Collins, Finance Lead at digital receipt platform Flux about the lessons he learned about practice when he moved to industry.  Previous to Flux,  Rob worked for over 7 years in practice for UHY East and was part of their cloud team. He also guested on a social media webinar Capitalise ran in 2019, back in the days when Webinars were still new and exciting!    Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @ Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Head Of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.co.uk Episode resources: Find out more about Flux at www.tryflux.com
23:02
March 15, 2021
#3: Practice Leaders - 2021 planning for accountants by accountants (Special Episode)
#3: Practice Leaders - 2021 planning for accountants by accountants (Special Episode)
BONUS!  Back in December 2020 Ollie Maitland hosted our last Practice Leaders of 2021.     Welcome to the Capitalise Practice Leaders series, this month we mixed it up for a festive episode! Pamela Phillips from De Jong Phillips and Richard Spofforth from Kreston Reeves joined Capitalise co-founder and Chief Product Officer Ollie Maitland to discuss all things 2021 planning and strategy.    Whether or not you and your clients feel prepared for what next year has in store, hearing from other firms about how they are tackling planning for 2021 and the end to schemes like CBILS and Furlough will help you get ahead.   The session covered: -The most effective planning strategies for firms -How will planning be different from 2020? -What to expect from clients in 2021? -The most significant opportunities for next year - Any potential challenges   Hosted by Ollie Maitland, Co-founder of Capitalise.    For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.com
44:38
March 03, 2021
#2: Will Farnell (Farnell Clarke) - The Digital Firm in 2021
#2: Will Farnell (Farnell Clarke) - The Digital Firm in 2021
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This episode Kirsty & Phil talk to Will Farnell, about the future of the digital firm and the impact of COVID on the accounting industry.  Will Farnell is the founder of Farnell Clark, a keynote Speaker, author of The Digital Firm and Mentor to Accounting Firms.  Also the co-founder of the App advisory plus platform which  supports accounting firms to deliver profitable App Advisory services for their  clients. Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @ Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Founder of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.com Episode resources: Purchase a copy of The Digital Firm here Find out more about Will Farnell here 
28:39
March 01, 2021
#1: Chris Downing (Sage) - The Practice Of Now Report 2020
#1: Chris Downing (Sage) - The Practice Of Now Report 2020
Welcome to the Future Positive Podcast, part of the Future Positive Community for accountants and business advisers. This episode Kirsty & Phil talk to Chris Downing, about the Sage Practice Of Now Report 2020.  Chris is the Director of Product Marketing for Accountants & Bookkeepers at Sage as well as a former accountant in practice - having worked for over 19 years for Milsted Langdon. He's also a previous judge for the accounting excellence awards and has advised the institute on Making Tax Digital Hosted by Phil Hobden (Head of Customer Education @ Fintech Capital Advisory platform Capitalise) & Kirsty McGregor (Founder Of the Corporate Finance Network) For more check out www.futurepositivecommunity.com Episode resources: You can read the report here: https://www.sage.com/en-gb/accountants/practice-of-now/
28:11
February 10, 2021