On 14 December 2023 we hosted 45 wonderful clients and business friends at The Green Dragon Hotel in Hereford. This was our way of thanking everyone for their continued support this year.
We welcomed wonderful clients, and also pillars of our Herefordshire business community, including HCR Law, BLB Advisory, Herefordshire Means Business, and the Hereford BID. The energy in the room was so lively, and it was great to see people connecting with old friends and new!
It’s been a great year with our Open Day on 3 August 2023, followed by our Business Improvement Summit on 27 September 2023. We’re committed to supporting small businesses, and will continue to develop a calendar of events in the New Year and beyond.
There seems to be an appetite for different types of events, so we’ll continue offering more structured business workshops, as well as just social, networking events.
Raising funds for George’s Fund
During our Business Improvement Summit we raised a huge amount for George’s Fund. This was from our ticket sales, which we were able to donate fully to the charity, thanks to our awesome sponsors ClarityHQ, Xero, Natwest and Satago. We also held a raffle on the day and raised £370. Sharon then rounded up the amount to a nice even number at £1,100!
We handed this over to Ross at Signs & Labels Hereford on the day of our Christmas Drinks and encouraged more donations during the afternoon.
Celebrating Team Kinder
This year has also been huge in terms of our rebrand, and new name, which you can find out more about here, including why it is so important to Sharon to keep the Kinder name.
We also have a brand new website, designed by We Are PF, which we are all so proud of. They’ve managed to capture our essence – we’re so much more than your bog standard accountant, and are raising our reputation for being human, relatable, and not at all stuffy!
But don’t take our word for it! Here are some of the lovely things our clients say.
Forget all the stereotypes of accountants. The mould was broken when Kinder was created.
We’ve also added new team members to the family this year, including Meg Gladwyn and Vicky Milsom, and we can’t wait to build on the foundations we’ve laid in 2023.
Following our Christmas drinks we all went on to our Christmas Party, also at The Green Dragon, and danced the night away!
Insights for Small Business Success in 2024
Sharon was lucky enough to spend time with Gary Turner and Brad Burton last month, and the 3 of them shared top tips for steering your business through the choppy waters of 2024.
Check out their video and summary here.
Sharon has been spending most of her time supporting entrepreneurs with their growth plans for the next 12 months. The focus is on where you are now, and where you could get to in the next 12 months.
We’ve identified over £1.2 million additional profits and cash for just 12 attendees of our Business Improvement Summit, who we’ve since been working with. This will mean so much for them, their families, their team and their business!
If you’d like this kind of support to help you reach your goals, make sure you check out our Start Page, and get in touch! The future is bright, the future is purple!
Having a Christmas Party?
And finally, if you’re treating your team to a Christmas Party, check out our blog which goes through what you can and can’t claim.
We also have a blog on the tax treatment of Christmas Gifts for your customers.
Wishing you the most wonderful Festive Break!
It’s hard work running and growing a business. But you don’t have to keep going. The best ideas come from time away from your desk and away from the business.
So make sure you take time for you and your loved ones. Switch off, rest and recharge.
Come back to 2024 poised and ready to make a difference!!