Access to Finance (and Lunch) in Birmingham

On Friday 27 November, the West Midlands Members’ Network of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) will be holding its 3rd annual business lunch and presentation at Opus Restaurant in Birmingham.

London, United Kingdom, November 28, 2009 --( “Good food and a knowledgeable speaker made last year’s event extremely successful, and I hope that can be repeated this year” says ACCA’s West Midlands President, Glyn Morris. “According to a recent poll of 300 owner managed businesses (by Baker Tilly), 38% plan to expand through acquisition over the next three years. Access to finance will be crucial! So we are thrilled to host this dinner with Dr Richard Roberts, a very knowledgeable speaker, who is talking about a topic that is especially pertinent for businesses planning to succeed, even more so coming out of recession. I hope as many businesses as possible take advantage of this opportunity.”

The post-lunch presentation, on access to finance, will be given by Dr Richard Roberts, who is the Small and Medium Enterprise Market Analysis Director for Barclays bank.

Guests will receive a complimentary drink, a two course set meal at one of Birmingham’s top restaurants, and will have the opportunity to socialise with other members of the Midlands’ business community.

Tickets cost £20 per person and are available to both ACCA members and non-members. Tickets can be ordered with ACCA.


For further information, please contact:

Nick Cosgrove
+44 (0)20 7059 5989

Andrew Swailes, ACCA Newsroom
+44 (0)20 7059 5823
+44 (0)7525 392535

Notes to Editors
1. ACCA is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. We have 362,000 students and 131,500 members in 170 countries worldwide.

2. ACCA has worked with governments, national organisations and development agencies in emerging economies- for over 20 years- promoting the accounting profession, to create value for the communities, businesses and individuals it serves.

3. ACCA believes that globalisation of business means that one set of reporting standards is essential. We favour the principles-based IFRS.

4. ACCA understands the real issues facing small businesses as 63,000 of our members work in SMEs or small partnerships worldwide.

Matthew Gazeley
+44 (0)20 7462 8961