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BREXIT Reshuffling the deck

Thursday 31 October, the date we were promised by Boris Johnson the UK would leave the EU, with or without a deal. Parliament successfully frustrated the Government’s attempts to leave a no deal Brexit as an option to strengthen our negotiating position with the EU, with the “Benn Act” forcing Boris to ask for an… Read More

BREXIT Enough is enough?

Thursday 17 October. A week ago I was in Amsterdam for my last visit to the EU before the 31 October Brexit deadline, working with AGN International as EMEA regional Chair, building connections and business for our UK clients. It was clear to me that our friends in the EU do not want the UK… Read More

AGN International EMEA Conference 2019 in Cyprus

The 2019 AGN International EMEA Conference took place in Limassol, Cyprus in June 2019. Dafferns are active members of AGN International, one of the world’s largest associations of separate and independent accounting firms. Our membership of AGN ideally places us to connect Dafferns clients doing business abroad and help overseas clients do business in the… Read More

Mindshop mobile from Dafferns – Business planning 24/7

Business strategy and coaching support from Dafferns at your fingertips 24/7 In this fast-paced mobile world, working smarter is imperative. Business leaders need access to advice, tools and courses at their fingertips to improve efficiency and effectiveness. That’s why at Dafferns we are offering our clients the power of Mindshop Online to the palm of their… Read More

AGN International EMEA Conference 2018 in Edinburgh

Dafferns are proud to be members of AGN International, one of the largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world. AGN International:  excellent;  connected;  individual Represented in 80 countries, with 182 member firms, 455 offices and 9,638 people The 2018 Regional Meeting in Edinburgh was expanded to include the whole EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), with over 100 delegates attending,… Read More

Mindshop UK Conference 2018

Dafferns have been part of Mindshop since 2005, with Martin Gibbs and Richard Miller both Accredited Mindshop Advisers. The people, ideas, influences, insights, tools and technology we have met, absorbed and adopted though Mindshop, have become some of our key differentiators as trusted advisors The June 2018 UK Conference in London, one of three Mindshop conferences… Read More

Photoblog – AGN Dublin 2016 World Congress

4 years with a MacBook Air

In June 2012 I wrote two blog articles on the theme of The Accountant with a Mac. These detailed my reasons for buying a MacBook Air as my work computer. At the time Macs were a rare sight in the business world, especially for accountants, where Windows applications were standard. Four and a quarter years… Read More

The 2015 AGN World Congress in Vancouver Canada

Dafferns partners Martin Gibbs, Brian Jukes and Andy Bewick joined over 100 AGN members from across the world for the 2015 AGN World Congress in Vancouver, Canada. AGN is one of the largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world, with 189 member firms in 88 countries Running over 3 days from 25 October, at… Read More

First Pro business awards 2015

Dafferns partner and Coventry First chair Martin Gibbs hosted Coventry and Warwickshire First’s headline event, The FirstPro Awards at The Ricoh Arena on 23 April Congratulations to Carl Malcolm of Dafferns who won the Young Professional of the year category and to Sophie Breeze who was one of the nominees. Martin has now undertaken training… Read More