Virtual Business Forum: Industry trends and transforming the budgeting, planning forecasting function

UK – South West England and South Wales

08 December, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm GMT


Virtual Business Forum: Industry trends and transforming the budgeting, planning forecasting function

Location: UK – South West England and South Wales

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    1h 30m

Join the South West England and South Wales Area’s Virtual Business Forum, where you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with fellow CIMA members from around the area.

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Due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to host our usual area events programme. Therefore, we will be hosting monthly Virtual Business Forums, which will provide an opportunity to share expertise, knowledge, wisdom, ideas and experience of people across a range of businesses in a friendly, informal and confidential setting.

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Is your organisation positioned to maximize opportunity? Or are you spending too much time focused on short-term, day-to-day thinking? Join Malcolm Hewlett, ACMA (CGMA), ACIS from insightsoftware, to discover the 2021 Financial Trends Survey results, followed by a show and tell of the new HTML5 based budgeting and forecasting solution.

Malcolm Hewlett, Strategic Account Executive, Insight Software

Malcolm Hewlett is a former CFO, Operations Controller, Accountant and Legal Company Secretary. He has over 35 years of experience in finance, procurement, supply chain and HR transformations, with 25+ years implementing/managing IT solutions. He has worked in all sectors and industries, including the public sector. Malcolm volunteers with the MOD and Waterway restoration group.

Our Virtual Business Forums are held on the second Wednesday of the month between 6pm – 7.30pm. At each session we will focus on a ‘hot topic’, this will include a 30-40 minute talk by an expert speaker followed by the opportunity to discuss, share experience and knowledge, discuss any problems, and receive advice and guidance. For many people, this continues to be a very challenging time and whilst there will be a focus on business matters, we also hope to make the sessions relatively informal, providing you with an opportunity to see a friendly face and speak to a number of different people.

We understand the need to provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable in seeking advice from others and have open conversations. As such, we have made the decision to follow ‘Chatham House rules’ and will be not be recording these sessions, and all participants must refrain from taking screenshots or making their own recording. This is to ensure that everybody at the sessions feel at ease and can be open as they wish to be.