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Empower your global ambition with J&P Accountants

Situated in Manchester’s iconic Chinatown can be found a very successful niche accountancy practice. J&P Accountants offer a truly International approach to accountancy and VAT compliance needs, as well as a host of other services perfect for businesses with global profiles. GM Business Connect caught up with Paul Shaw, managing director, at their Chinatown headquarters:

What best describes J&P Accountants and what makes you stand out from other firms?
“We are a UK Chartered Certified Accountancy firm,

Understanding the growth in FinTech

In the next of a series of specialist speed lectures from the University of Salford’s Business School we are looking at the FinTech sector. As one of the recent strongest areas of UK growth, the sector has become synonymous with Manchester as a centre of excellence in the North West. We interviewed Dr Jia Zhai, Lecturer in Finance and Economics at Salford Business School, to find out more about the subject.

Please describe your role at the Business School and your areas of expertise?

The Northern Business Expo 2020 is back!

17 & 18 March 2020 – 10am to 4pm at Manchester Central

The Northern Business Exhibition is held in Manchester every year and for thousands of business owners, directors, professionals, start-up’s and entrepreneurs it is a proven, simple way to stay relevant, get connected and achieve more. It’s now one of the biggest business event in the North of England, so don’t miss out – get your free ticket online now. GM Business Connect are once again Media Partners and also exhibiting at the show –

NQB guarantee to recruit your A-Team

NQB Recruitment are a niche recruitment consultancy based in Manchester working predominantly in the technology sector. They offer a multi-cultural perspective bringing candidates across the UK and beyond through a holistic recruitment process to their clients. We spoke recently with both Aamer Ayoob, Chief Operating Officer, and Musa Ayoob, Chief Executive Officer, both co-founders of the family business, on how the consultancy offers a unique approach to recruitment:

Musa: “Getting the right person who fits in with your existing team is critical.

The importance of Cyber Insurance for small businesses

One of the most worrying aspects of modern-day IT is the concern about cyber security. There are many practices that businesses of all sizes can employ to safeguard their data and minimise the risk of security breaches, however, there is always the worry of a potential issue that can occur regardless of measures put in place. GM Business Connect caught up with Matt Dodd – branch manager of A-Plan Insurance in Altrincham – to find out more about the issues of cyber-crime and the options of safeguarding against business disruption caused by cyber-crime breaches:

Matt Dodd,

A look inside the National Cyber Security Centre

Cyber security has steadily gained importance over the past few years for many businesses and organisations, large or small, and is continuing to be part of the critical dialogue in setting up any business today. Especially when we look at GDPR compliance, businesses need to address the problem of cyber threats far more rigorously than ever before. The National Cyber Security Centre was established in 2016 by the government at the time and replaced a variety of different organisations and parts of organisations looking at the issues of cyber security.

New networking breakfast at the Belmore in Sale with GM Business Connect

GM Business Connect are very pleased to announce a brand new monthly breakfast networking event. ConnectWorking Breakfast will open their doors for the first time on 12 February at the Belmore Hotel in Sale, then on 11 March. We have always been very keen on networking with the business community, and due to popular demand have started our own monthly breakfast where businesses can attend.

This is a non-member event. There are no monthly fees, and businesses are of course encouraged to attend regularly,

And then with one leap, they were free!

So now we know…or do we really?

by Tony Goodman MBE

Whilst we do now have the certainty that we are leaving the EU on 31 January 2020, we will then be entering the 11 month limbo of the transition period up to 31 December 2020. Or is it certain? That is what the UK Government are saying, but the EU are making noises saying that it won’t be possible in that timescale.

Omnichannel vs Multichannel Marketing

As we start a new year and a new decade, you might have decided that now is the opportune moment to review your marketing strategy and see what you could be doing to bring even bigger and better results. Since you’ve decided to do that, you might have found yourself hit with a wall of marketing jargon. As technology and methods evolve, so too does language, so let’s begin to demystify the difference between Omnichannel and Multichannel Marketing.

You have probably encountered the prefixes ‘omni-’ and ‘multi-’ before –

The future of FinTech in Greater Manchester

The end of January saw pro-manchester organising a panel presentation and debate on the growing FinTech sector, hosted by the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School on Oxford Road in Manchester. Greater Manchester is already recognised as the FinTech capital of the North, and the local financial technology ecosystem and industry is evolving rapidly. The speed of growth means that, even within the city, many businesses are unaware of the scale of the sector, the barriers to growth and opportunities for new entrants to the market.