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Future Proofing the Accounting Profession

"Beyond 2020" is a 12 month Development Programme for Accountancy Firms who want to be the best they can be, for their clients and their ensure their firm is still here by 2030, thriving and advising entrepreneurs to become better business owners.

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Beyond 2020 has been developed by Programme Director, Kirsty McGregor, who qualified as a chartered accountant 25 years ago and, since creating The Corporate Finance Network fifteen years ago, has launched corporate finance as a service line for over thirty medium sized general practice firms. 


 “It's rare that you meet someone with such genuine passion and commitment for the SME community and their advisers. Kirsty McGregor is one of those people.” PR professional in the accounting and finance industry

“She totally gets what owner managed businesses need in terms of Corporate Finance and is always proactive in discussing opportunities to assist clients. She has been a first class service provider to us” Managing Partner, Surrey firm of accountants

“I’m amazed at what she’s achieved in such a short period of time with our staff and we are already seeing the benefits of her work” Managing Director, Top 80 firm of accountants

Thought leader

During the last fifteen years she has been called upon as a thought leader and she has predicted the subsequent trends and the development of the profession.  She described 2019 as the 'tipping point' for the UK's accountancy profession. 

  • She has been recently published in The Times, The Telegraph, The Financial Times and various nationwide accountancy and business publications and interviewed on The One Show and BBC Look North

  • She was named as one to watch in ‘The Crowd behind the Crowd’, led a crowdfunding campaign for businesses following the Boxing Day floods in 2015 in her local area

  • She has been a volunteer mentor for Virgin Startups, Northern Regional Manager for Angels Den and shared her expertise in the RBS/Natwest initiative E-spark, at Leeds Beckett University and at national industry events Accountex & Business Startups, as well as leading countless seminars and events around the UK

Follow our regular Blog for her thoughts about where the profession goes from here.

Click here for general information about the Programme and for more details about how this Programme could help improve and future-proof your firm, see How to Enrol here

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