Monday, 31 August 2015

Masterclasses to help your business in 2013

THE Carlisle chartered accountancy firm Saint & Co is hosting four business masterclasses.

Stuart Farrer: ‘A great time to be thinking about cost cutting’

The monthly sessions, from January to April, will each feature two guest speakers.

The aim is to help businesses get off to a flying start in 2013.

At the first masterclass, on Wednesday, January 16, Elie Jankelewitz, chief executive of J6 Cost Reduction Facilitators, will explain how to cut unnecessary costs.

And Philip Wanless, of Cumbria Business Environment Network, will speak on saving costs through energy efficiency.

Stuart Farrer, a partner at Saint & Co, said: “January is a great time to be thinking about cost cutting as most people are feeling the pinch after the expense of Christmas.

“There’s also the well publicised energy price hike, so any ideas for cutting back here is definitely beneficial.

“Our business masterclasses will give practical tips that can be implemented straightaway and our expert speakers will be on hand to answer questions too.”

Each session will run from 5pm to 7pm and include a hot meal.

Places cost £10 per session, or £20 for all four, for Saints’ clients. Non clients pay £20 for one or £60 for the four.

Mr Farrer said: “We have tried to make the events as convenient for business owners as possible. It is a chance to come along once a month for a couple of hours to a local venue and hear two expert speakers on two relevant subjects that will benefit your businesses.

“As the events are running in the early evening, you can have a bite to eat while you are there.”

The other masterclasses are:

February 6, compulsory pension scheme provision, and payroll real-time information;

March 20, alternative sources of finance, and insurance and risk;

April 17, exporting for novices, and e-commerce and how to get the right web site.

For further information and to book a place, contact Jane MacLachlan at Saint & Co on 01228 534371 or visit to download a booking form.


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