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The Age of the Cloud – Networking Breakfast and Expert Speakers

Friday, 15 June, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am


‘The Age of the Cloud – making your business work smarter not harder’

This event is a must for business owners looking to save time and money by managing their business accounting and HR in the cloud
Networking breakfast and expert speakers

Hear about the benefits of using cloud based software to advance your business. In today’s pressurised, time-poor business environment companies are constantly looking for ways to create more efficiency and streamlining processes – can you afford not to?

Join us for a networking breakfast followed by expert speakers on ‘The Age of the Cloud’ – making your business work smarter not harder.

Peter Collins, Managing Partner of Hartley Fowler LLP, will introduce the company’s cloud based solution HF Cloud, and discuss how managing your account in the cloud could benefit your business.  This will be followed by Freddie Hooper of Receipt Bank who will discuss how their software uses Artificial Intelligence and automation to improve small business productivity.

Jonathan Richards, CEO of Breathe HR, will talk about his reasons for setting up the simple and user-friendly HR software Breathe HR.

Biographies on speakers:

Peter Collins. Has been a partner with Hartley Fowler since 1996, Peter advises a wide range of corporate and personal clients from a broad cross section of industry sectors, covering commercial strategy, profit extraction policy and tax planning. Peter has a particular interest in the Motor Industry, manufacturing and property development and investment.
Peter is also the firms managing partner with responsibility for overall operation, from marketing strategy to overseeing quality control, as part of my role as Ethics partner.
Outside of the firm, Peter is a governor at the Brighton & Hove High School, which is part of the GDST, a leading independent day school for girls and he also still enjoys playing competitive sport; mainly Cricket, Hockey and Golf.

Jonathan Richards. CEO of breatheHR, which he founded six years ago with a plan to develop a simple and user-friendly HR software that brought about the end of employee admin for small businesses. His role at breatheHR is to represent the company in the business community and keep abreast of the ways leading companies manage their people. Jonathan’s vision for the company is to improve the way that employees are managed in SMEs, not because it’s done particularly badly but because it’s another thing on the plate of the business owner.
Jonathan’s background is in finance and building businesses. Prior to founding breatheHR, he ran a software consultancy that implemented bespoke HR systems for larger companies. Jonathan also co-founded MARSC, a market research software company, and is now the non-executive chairman. Outside work, Jonathan can’t seem to avoid a challenge. Over the years he’s had many adventures including sailing the Atlantic and trekking in the Himalayas (twice).

Receipt Bank is revolutionising bookkeeping for over 5,000 accounting and bookkeeping firms and tens of thousands of small business customers globally, using award winning AI and automation to unlock the value of bookkeeping and real-time accounting.
Freddie has been at Receipt Bank for 2 years working as an Account Development Consultant, helping Accounting Firms across the country to streamline their internal workflows to maximise the value that they can bring to their clients.

FREE! This event would normally cost £20 plus vat per member and £25 plus vat for non-members. Sponsors Hartley Fowler are covering the cost for a limited time only, please book below.

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Friday, 15 June, 2018
8:00 am - 9:30 am
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Tuition House
Ground Floor, Meeting Room, 27-37 St. George's Road
Wimbledon, London SW19 4EU


Merton Chamber of Commerce
020 8944 5501