Archive for the ‘Events & Seminars’ Category

Welsh business people debate Brexit at EU referendum roundtable

Posted on: June 6th, 2016 by Mike Fenwick No Comments

Mike FenwickDirectors and key business figures in Wales joined together at our Cardiff office to discuss the key points and potential outcomes of the upcoming EU referendum on 23 June.

The referendum roundtable, which took place on 02 June, included the insights of six businesses in Wales including Centurion VAT, Alert Logic, Biotage, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chevler and Sanken Power Systems.

As well as this, MHA Broomfield Alexander directors, Leighton Reed and Mike Fenwick, provided insight from an accountancy perspective, in a discussion that was chaired by Matthew Hughes of the government’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance.


Scavenger Hunt, 2nd September

Posted on: June 25th, 2015 by Liz Mounfield No Comments

Join our Million Makers team as they set out a scavenger trail of clues and tasks around Cardiff City Centre on the 2nd September all in the aid of team building and charity.

Starting from O’Neills, St Mary’s Street, your team will be set a series of challenges which should have some hilarious and entertaining outcomes, before returning for a prize giving, raffle draw and buffet.

TheMHA Broomfield Million Makers team has been challenged to raise £10,000 between May-November 2015 for Princes Trust Wales, and this event will help them increase their fundraising, while also providing a fantastic opportunity for team building and networking for your team of 5.

Team entry is available for only £55 so click here to register a team.


Prince’s Trust Quiz Night

Posted on: April 23rd, 2015 by Liz Mounfield No Comments


If you would like to register your interest for our October, Rugby World Cup themed quiz night, then please email [email protected]

MHA Broomfield Alexander are supporting the Prince’s Trust with a quiz night at the Cardiff Blues (Cardiff Arms Park) on the 11th June.

Register now to take a table and join us to pit your wits against the great and the good of Cardiff at our annual charity quiz.


Review of Third Sector Finances announced!

Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by Liz Mounfield No Comments
Liz Maher, Director, Centurion VAT

Liz Maher, Director, Centurion VAT

An article in today’s Civil Society News caught my eye –

“Umbrella bodies to review state of sector finances” it said and made me wonder whether they’d been in attendance at our recent Great Debate event which Centurion VAT delivered in association with MHA Broomfield Alexander accountants and the WCVA in Cardiff entitled: “ Funding Gaps – Change or Die?”.

The article outlines a review that NCVO will lead into areas which include the hot topics at our recent debate: the growing role of trading, funding relationships between government and the third sector in order to provide: ”analysis to enable the voluntary sector to plan for the future”.


WCVA Annual Conference 2013 – Time to visit your future

Posted on: November 12th, 2013 by Liz Mounfield No Comments

WCVA Annual Conference 2013 – Time to visit your future

Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Thursday 28 November, 2013.

Step into the Tardis and take a trip to the future with WCVA to see what’s in store for the third sector in Wales.

Jeff Cuthbert AM will be on hand to tell delegates about the Welsh Government’s vision for how they and the sector can work together, while Martyn Evans of Carnegie UK Trust will ask if a more active role would allow individuals and communities to improve society wellbeing in future.


Top tips on charity finance and what the Charity SORP really means for you

Posted on: September 13th, 2013 by Sarah Case No Comments
Sarah Case, Director, MHA Broomfield Alexander

Sarah Case, Director, MHA Broomfield Alexander

Change is afoot in the third sector with the recent issue of a new Charity SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice).

Along with the WCVA we are delighted to welcome Ray Jones, Chartered Accountant and Head of Accountancy Policy at the Charity Commission, as the presenter of this informative and practical session.

Ray will talk through the main changes to the accounting and reporting framework for charities, and the key points of interest in the draft revised Charity SORP which is currently out for consultation.

An update will also be provided on key current finance and accounting issues within the voluntary sector.


Family Business Partnership

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by Liz Mounfield No Comments

Twitter Logo V1The launch event of the Family Business Partnership took place on the 12 June 2013.

Present were 50 delegates and our panel which was made up of the following:

• Dr Caroline Bird, Cardiff Business School
• Steve Gardener, D&G Office Interiors
• Glyn Jones, Princes Gate Water
• Anthony Griffin, Griffin Mill Garages Ltd

Sion Barry, Business Editor of the Western Mail, led the panel in discussions around their experience either in or with family businesses.


The Great Debate: Funding the Third Sector, 2013 & Beyond

Posted on: May 3rd, 2013 by Sarah Case No Comments
Sarah Case, Director, MHA Broomfield Alexander

Sarah Case, Director, MHA Broomfield Alexander

The future is bright for organisations in the third sector, but they have to adapt to a brave new world of funding if they are to remain financially stable.

That was the conclusion of a major seminar held by MHA Broomfield Alexander to identify some of the key issues concerning charities across the country in an era in which reducing public sector expenditure is combining with increasing scrutiny of charity accountancy practices in the wake of some high-prolife scandals.

FB3P1238The seminar, attended by representatives of 45 Welsh charities, was addressed by a series of influential speakers, who said the challenge for the third sector was to come to terms with very different ways of receiving and accounting for their income.

Jane Tully, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Charity Finance Group described the situation, in which Government and local authorities were increasingly moving to formal contracting arrangements through tenders, rather than direct grant-giving, as a “perfect storm”.


Caerphilly Business Awards

Posted on: August 6th, 2012 by MarkJones No Comments

Broomfield & Alexander are proud to have been associated with the Caerphilly Business Forum Awards for the last 10 years, and we’re looking forward to the judging process again this summer.

Sponsoring the Premier Award means that we get to see the cream of the crop from across the judging sessions and really get a feel for the quality of nominations.

The Caerphilly Business Forum Awards recognise and celebrate business success in Caerphilly County Borough with 9 categories designed to boost the reputations of businesses large and small, new and established.

With 8 categories and a Premier Award – won last year by Peter’s Foods, the Awards are open to all business types in Caerphilly County Borough, from manufacturing to service, retail to social enterprise. (more…)

Communicating in silence; lessons from The Artist

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by Liz Mounfield No Comments

I recently went to see the film The Artist  (I know everyone else probably saw it ages ago and  I am a bit behind the times). I was not quite sure what to expect, particularly with all the hype, however it is one of the best films I have seen in a long time. I was totally captivated throughout the whole movie, quite some feat given that there are very few spoken words.

This got me thinking about how much can be conveyed and communicated without speech and about how much of what we communicate is so much more than the words we speak.

This is important in a workplace conflict or mediation context where it is necessary to understand the needs and interests of the parties. The issues in dispute in a workplace conflict are the real tip of the iceberg, it is what lies beneath that is important. The real issues relate to how people engage and interact with each other and how they are feeling and reacting to this is important for both parties to understand.  This does not mean that the parties have to agree or accept the others position but they do need to gain an understanding of the others perspective.