You may have heard of the term ‘KYC’, which means ‘know your client’. But what about ‘KYP’? And how does that relate to MTD ITSA? OK, enough of the cryptic acronyms.

We know that Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment (that’s the MTD ITSA bit) comes into force for the tax year beginning in April 2024. Basically, sole traders and landlords will have to start making multiple filings to HMRC, replacing the singular filing that takes place at the moment.

There is an ever-increasing focus on accountancy and small business software vendors to have ‘solutions’ in place to help accountants and their clients cope with the change.

But, as is always the case, while technology is a vital tool in helping the business world operate there are many steps to be taken on the road to running smoothly and efficiently. And this is where the other acronyms come into play.

KYC is more of a regulatory reference than a business strategy. The terms came into play for financial services organisations – do they really know who they’re working with? Whose funds they are transferring? It broadly covers anti-money laundering policies.

Some accounting practices will be managing such client verification. But… the term ‘KYC’ could easily apply more fundamentally to knowing who your customer is, how they work with you, and how they operate in the normal course of running their business.

And then there’s ‘KYP’… which could well mean ‘know your practice’. Do you understand how your practice operates? For example, do you have unique processes for each client, or just a few? And how efficient are those processes… can they be compared? Have you checked that they’re the best way to work with those client subsets?

You may think to yourself: How does KYC and KYP relate to MTD ITSA? Without understanding how your practice works with its clients, or stress-testing the number of different ways you work with them (and how this can be streamlined or reduced). then you’re missing a fundamental number of steps prior to implementing the right tech to help you manage the huge tranche of extra filings that will follow MTD ITSA’s introduction.

Without knowing how your practice works, your clients work, or how you work together, it will be difficult to leverage technology to support you through this major tax filing change.

Vipul Sheth is MD and founder of AdvanceTrack Outsourcing. If you’d like to speak to Vipul and his team about improving your practice’s processes and workflow, contact him here.

There’s fascinating reading on AccountingWeb – it’s released new research into the most commonly-used tech platforms by UK accountants (and, by definition, their clients).

The State of the Nation report shows that there are four ‘big’ players in the market: FreeAgent; Intuit QuickBooks; Sage; and Xero. While this will come as little surprise, what is more eye-opening is that usage of these technologies isn’t changing greatly. The report also cites increased usage among 14 other accounting software vendors.

The report also cites the potential for HgCapital-backed Bright Group to bring its Surf Accounts cloud product into the UK to bolster recently-acquired workflow tech AccountancyManager alongside cloud payroll. Will this create a big fifth player?

The findings are more interesting when put in context of accountants and their working practices. Or, more precisely, the working practices of accountants and their clients.

Everyone doing things differently

Do we need dozens of bookkeeping, accounting and tax tools? With millions of micro and small UK businesses, it paves the way for a busy and diverse software market. However, while these businesses all have their own quirks and ways of doing things, much of their financial management and reporting requirements are fairly similar – and much driven by statutory accounts/tax filing.

But if businesses manage their finances and bookkeeping differently – even if only slightly, then that is a workflow and process headache for accountants.

It’s really difficult, when trying to help and support clients, to tell them to capture information differently – or even use different software. Newly formed practices have an advantage of setting out how their practice will work, what tools it will use and, then, set out a formulaic way that clients will work with them – sometimes only working with clients who use certain platforms.

In reality, there are very few – if any – practices that can do everything in exactly the same way with all their clients. However, if you can get the majority of clients working in a systematic way with your practice, then there are huge benefits that could follow: efficiency; accuracy; and a better utilisation of the practice’s resource (namely, its people). Bear in mind, this whole issue will become mission-critical when MTD for ITSA comes into effect.

It is not easy systemising your firm and synchronising clients, but we work with firms and their clients to make things better. Our team supports ambitious practices to grow. These practices see opportunities to outsource work and free up their team to provide broader or more valuable services. This also enables them to de-risk recruitment by letting us take on the workload.

We’ve even helped accountants’ clients to migrate onto new accounting technology (you can read more here).

The blog started by highlighting the huge variance in technology options, borne out of a huge market with literally hundreds of thousands of different ways of working. But we see the accounting practices that systemise, reduce their workflows and processes to a manageable number, as the ones with the greatest opportunity to thrive in an extremely testing environment.

Vipul Sheth is founder and MD of AdvanceTrack Outsourcing

Would you like to improve your processes and free up your practice’s resources? Do you have clients that need help with moving data to the cloud? Get in touch with the AdvanceTrack cloud team.

The AccountingWeb article ‘Accounting platforms gear up for battle of the five armies’ can be found by clicking here.

Supporting Howard & Co Accountants LLP – by supporting their client

The close relationship between us and our practice clients means that we have deep conversations about their direction of travel, and their clients. In this case study, Howard & Co managing partner Marc Howard explains how working with AdvanceTrack brought about an opportunity for us to help his client through an accounting tech migration.

Tell us about you and your practice

Marc: Howard & Co has been in existence for 40 years, founded by my father Tony Howard. He forged on his own for quite some time before I joined him 15 years ago. I’d come out of Deloitte’s grad scheme and wanted to support what is a local firm. We operate as a general practice; accounts, VAT, personal tax and bookkeeping. We look after family-run businesses, limited companies, sole traders and beyond – it’s a wide client base.

How would you describe the world that your practice and its clients are facing?

Marc: The accountancy industry is facing large-scale change; most of it positive. There is an abundance of technology available, but it does require our end-clients to also be tech-savvy and using systems that we can link and interact with. And with MTD for Income Tax Self-Assessment around the corner, we need to push on with our own digitisation.

We want to get ahead of the curve, but that means clients have to be as well – it’s both a technology and a human challenge.

What problem did your client need solving?

Marc: Our client had been an early adopter of cloud accounting technology, but their existing tech wasn’t fit for future purpose. We’ve been focused on assessing and improving the client’s gross margin. They operate in web development so they’re effectively selling time, through various projects. The software they were using wasn’t able to sufficiently manage and track multiple ongoing sources of work.

They took the decision, on our advice, to improve their project management capability by bringing in Xero as a platform.

Why did you approach AdvanceTrack to help?

Marc: We were looking for someone to help as data migration is outside our skill set – and AdvanceTrack MD Vipul Sheth was endorsed by Xero; we’re doing everything we can to funnel our practice through Xero as much as possible.

Xero’s platform had the capability and would provide all the reporting that our client, and us as their advisers, would need. But how would we get from product A to product B? We all needed the pain to be very short. There would be some re-learning for the client, but the value and benefits would come through.

We brought in AdvanceTrack because we wouldn’t be able to simply end and begin everything again in the new system. We needed the data going backwards in Xero, not just the financials going forward – this was too technical and complex for us to deal with in-house.

How did AdvanceTrack help the client solve its problem?

Marc:  After our initial chat with Vipul, describing what the problem was and the challenge to overcome, he took the time to chat through how AdvanceTrack’s team could get over the hurdles, and he gave us timescales and processes.

Vipul then allowed me to query him – it seemed a workable solution. He then invited me to a second call, but this time with my client present – which was really good – and he helped put the client at ease. We agreed the process and timescales.

AdvanceTrack gave us advice on how to tidy up the migrating files, and on an agreed date we stepped away from the software for a couple of days. Vipul’s team began the migration.

The next critical point was the client using the software. We were given access to AdvanceTrack’s portal to gauge the job, and had a contact within AdvanceTrack’s customer service team. It was so smooth, there was minimum input from me, just some confirmations on a couple of bits of data. We were then notified we were ready to get going.

We were given a list of things to check and double-check, which we did. My team then went into the client info first to review it, before signing the job off as done. It was seamless.

AdvanceTrack also gave us a period of mediation if we found any issues – another nice safety net. We gave the thumbs-up and then we just had to orientate the client with some training. Of course, it can be a major headache for a client to change software: ‘will everything be there how I like it, and how do I use it?’  But, after an afternoon of training, the client was off and running.

My firm is now better placed to provide our client with more up-to-date financials, and we can provide better and more timely client advice.

Does your client need help moving data to the cloud? Get in touch with the AdvanceTrack cloud team.

It’s been quite a week for the accountancy profession. It’s been one in which (I hope) AdvanceTrack has played its part – and I hope some certainty has been provided to outsourcing as a critical part in the profession’s future.

The second week of May saw what were the first ‘unrestricted’ major events for accountants take place in the UK since Covid-19 struck.

We hosted our AdvanceTrack conference on 10 May, which then led into Accountex across 11 and 12 May.

Technology tends to ‘leap forward’, certainly when it comes to its use in professional services. And there are a number of reasons for that, but primarily it comes down to firms becoming ‘used’ to doing things in certain ways, for certain clients.

For the accountancy profession, change is iterative and focused on the client i.e. keeping up to date with the latest accounting and tax legislation and their impact. Every so often, the changes put in place are seismic enough to drive firms to change how they do things. The push for online tax filing over the past 20 years has seen paper-based returns (almost) a thing of the past.

More recently, disruption came in the form of the pandemic, which required us all to embrace digital communication beyond just emails.

The conferences held last week were enormous fun and also insightful. Meeting people face-to-face always is, even more so after such a long hiatus. The AdvanceTrack conference’s theme was about you, your team and your practice growing. Discussion about ‘value-added’ services was never far away.

MTD to advisory?

Accountex was very much of a similar vein, there was plenty of discussion around ‘how can I manage Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment?’

I believe that growing your practice, while ‘dealing with MTD’ can be dealt with in similar ways. And that’s because the issues are similar. For advisory services, broadening your offering requires efficiencies and process – these in turn free up resource to get to know existing (or new) clients better – to have the conversations that open the door to new things.

MTD certainly isn’t as much ‘fun’ – or, it seems on the face of it that there’s not a lot of positives to be gleaned from many of your clients increasing the amount of reporting they have to undertake. Your people are not in a position to quadruple the amount of prepping and checking they can do. However, increasing the number of touchpoints with a client could well pay dividends longer-term if you can leverage that communication towards your service proposition.

Firms need to recruit both number-crunchers and those who can provide further analysis and ultimately higher-value services. For us at AdvanceTrack, we see our offering as critical in supporting practices – whether it’s gaining efficiencies or scaling up your service (both are interlinked).

Our tech and people enable firms to solve their recruitment woes, keep on top of new tech and processes, and ultimately providing the best client service. Don’t let the people war, or MTD, drag your practice down. Join the many others that are growing their offering by growing their links with us.

I’d be delighted to talk about what they’re doing and how you can do it too.

Vipul Sheth is founder and MD of AdvanceTrack Outsourcing

Conference season is fast-approaching… and that brings about a mix of emotions.

For some, it’s an exciting time to meet and greet, to find out about new technologies, and attend insightful sessions. It is a tiring time, too, and ‘conference fatigue’ can set in quite quickly.

While there were some events last year, they were very much within the context of Covid restrictions. This year feels like it will be the first conference season ‘proper’ since 2019.

I recently wrote a blog on why communication and strong relationships are absolutely vital to what we do at AdvanceTrack. It is therefore logical that myself and the team love to take the opportunities provided to meet people across at events time.

On 10 May we have our own annual conference, taking place at the National Gallery in London. We want you, your people and your practice to grow, and that will be the focus of discussions on the day. We’ve a host of speakers on board, including Paul Shrimpling, Matt Flanagan, and Aynsley Damery – while the major software platforms will also be represented.

Across 11-12 May we have the one and only Accountex. I’m really looking forward to discussing tech and outsourcing as ‘essential components of a great practice’, from the Accountants in Practice Theatre at 1600.

Then there’s Xerocon across 20-21 July, where we shall also be exhibiting.

Some people struggle to value the opportunity to attend such events. And, as I mentioned earlier, they can be very tiring – and chaotic.

Ultimately, it’s impossible to learn about new technology, understand how it will fit into your organisation, meet vendors and service providers, and sign on the dotted line, all in a day. Attending a conference gives you an opportunity to build some insight, network with people you haven’t seen for a while (if at all), and look into the whites of the eyes of vendors – perhaps you have a tough question to put to them, or need something clarifying about their proposition.

In others words, these events are stepping stones in a process, and should also be viewed as supporting your continuing professional development (and your practice’s development).

Whatever stage you are at in your thinking, we would love to see you and have a chat. I’m out and about at these conferences so there are plenty of chances to catch up.

We understand that, as practitioners, a huge part of your offering is around communication and insight – we’d love to share some of our thoughts and advice with you. See you there!

Who will benefit from Making Tax Digital (MTD)? Well, there’s an obvious answer…but I thought it a good idea to do a quick check.

Using LinkedIn’s clever polling tool I put the question out there: ‘who will benefit the most from the introduction of MTD for the remaining self-assessment taxpayers?’. The options were: accountants; bookkeepers; clients; or HMRC. You can see the poll, and some of the commentary it created, by clicking here.

Six out of ten respondents chose HMRC as their option. It’s unsurprising that an HMRC-driven project, which aims to both improve and increase the data it receives from sole traders, landlords and partnerships, would be flagged up as one in which they get the best results. It’s fair to point out that increasing the number of filings that the smallest businesses are making five-fold makes them a difficult choice among the other options. Indeed, only 11% picked them as the main beneficiary.

There are, too, big questions about how HMRC can utilise the data effectively, if at all. Some see it simply as a stepping stone towards an increase in the number of tax filings these taxpayers make. In other words, HMRC ultimately looking to get cash quicker.

But three in ten think that accountants and bookkeepers will fair best out of MTD. Many accountants will shake their head at this – seeing benefits for bookkeepers to drive more regular client number-crunching but little for the accountant to benefit from.

MTD for self-assessment tax doesn’t, in itself, ‘create’ better data. But it will push end clients in a direction to use software to manage their expenses and invoicing. MTD doesn’t ‘create’ better bookkeeping, but they might find a way to standardise their workflows so that most of their clients do things in the same way.

MTD doesn’t ‘create’ a better accounting practice, but there’s absolutely no doubt that firms’ workflows and processes need to be polished, reliable and backed up with transparent information about their clients’ filing status.

If I was to be mischievous, I wonder if HMRC might benefit the least. Perhaps the tidying up of micro businesses’ books, alongside what I imagine would be more communication between client and accountant, might see this tranche of taxpayers able to better mitigate their tax.

It is, therefore, conceivable that all parties may find benefits from this digitisation movement.

Vipul Sheth is MD and founder of AdvanceTrack Outsourcing. If you’d like to speak to Vipul and his team about improving your practice’s processes and workflow, contact him here.

If you haven’t booked a ticket for the AdvanceTrack Conference 2022, this blog will give you an introduction to the speakers you’ll be hearing on the day and an insight into what you’ll learn from them. 

This event will cover every element involved in helping your clients to run more efficient and adaptable businesses, whilst making sure both you and your clients are successful financially. 

Here’s a reminder of the key details:

  • What: The AdvanceTrack Conference 2022 – This year, the conference will be focused on Building clients up in unpredictable times
  • When: Tuesday 10th May 2022 
  • Where: The National Gallery, London (by kind permission of the Trustees and Director of the National Gallery)
  • Cost: £30 and all proceeds will be donated to and charities. 

We do ask a small charge for the ticket, but all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to causes close to our heart. You’ll know charities have really suffered during Covid, and we see an opportunity to have an even bigger impact with our event. 

Meet the speakers

Paul Shrimpling of Remarkable Practice:

Paul’s passion for the accountancy profession was forged in his experience of growing, from scratch, a family manufacturing business.

The annual check-in with his accountant failed to deal with the emotional roller coaster of building the business, surviving two deep recessions and eventually selling the business.

This business education and the 21 years working exclusively with the leaders of accountancy firms underpins Paul’s determination to challenge accountants to better Humanise the Numbers.

Yes, accountancy will always be about the numbers, but accountancy must also be about the people and how they feel about the numbers.

Vipul Sheth, of AdvanceTrack:

Vipul Sheth is the founder and managing director of AdvanceTrack. As a Chartered Accountant, he has set out to change lives from the very beginning. 

“When I was growing up, my parents had the best accountant, someone who brought them critical analysis, business experience and truth. He was there to navigate all the difficult paths for them. This is what an accountant is supposed to do and our job at AdvanceTrack is to make sure that you have the time to do more of that.

We want everyone to be able to be an accountant that doesn’t just do a set of accounts, but is someone who changes lives.”

Matt Flannagan, of Bluehub and Appacus:

Matt Flanagan is the Co-Founder/Head Trainer at Appacus as well as MD at BlueHub. Through his seminars & educational programmes, he helps forward-thinking accountants to get the most out of cloud accounting and the surrounding app ecosystem. 

In his signature programme, The App Advisory Scale, he helps firms to build & implement app advisory services that generate additional revenue. Since 2014, he’s worked with leading Top 100 firms such as Taylorcocks, G+E, BHP and Old Mill, as well as many small to medium-sized firms. 

Matt is recognised as one of the leading voices in the cloud accounting & app ecosystem and is regularly invited to speak by software vendors such as Xero & Dext. You can find out more about Matt and how he can help your firm here.

​​Andrew Jordon of Connect4:

Andrew is the CEO at Connect4. He trained as an accountant in London in Corporate Tax and M&A before working in house as a consultant Finance Controller in the sunny climes of Brisbane. Andrew then switched to software as a member of Fathom’s leadership team, the management reporting tool before going on to found Connect4 in early 2020

Olly Cummings of Capitalise:

Olly joined Capitalise as Commercial Director in our first year, seeing us through three funding rounds. He’s a trained accountant (EY),  an ex-corporate finance professional (Smith & Williamson, HSBC), an ex-venture capitalist (Nauta Partners) and more recently helped establish and scale the partnerships team at MarketInvoice. He’s passionate about helping small businesses get the funding they need, and is a mentor at several small business accelerator programs.

Anneli Thomson of Sandler:

Anneli Thomson is a business development expert, specialising in sales development, growth and management training. Anneli is an award winning, dynamic, enthusiastic speaker who informs, entertains and motivate business owners, Managing Directors, senior managers and professionals.

In her spare time, Anneli is a part of Team Great Britain for Triathlon and competes across the globe.

Aynsley Damery of Clarity:

Aynsley is a chartered accountant, and former founding partner of Tayabali Tomlin, Accounting for Entrepreneurs – a multi award-winning accounting firm that specialised in business advisory. He sold that firm to Crowe in 2018.

He is the founder and CEO of Clarity – a business advisory platform for accountants, that enables more fee earners to offer more advisory services to more clients, more often.

He has advised thousands of businesses around the world and sits as an advisory board member on a number of companies and charities. Aynsley is considered one of the most influential accountants in the UK on social media and is a regular international keynote speaker.

Ian Gregory of AdvanceTrack:

Following an early career in engineering, academia and management consulting, Ian turned his talents to IT, delivering projects to a range of clients in healthcare, manufacturing and professional services and teaching at several leading business schools.

He has worked in over 20 countries for numerous multinational and small businesses, is a published author and has a Doctorate on knowledge transfer into businesses. 

David Hassall of XU Magazine:

David splits his time running a Platinum Xero Partner accountancy practice and XU Magazine, the magazine for Xero users by Xero users. He has been in the accounting industry for 12+ years and has a strong interest in fintech.

Louise Wilson of MoneyPenny:

​​Having been a previous client of Moneypenny, Louise was so impressed with the service quality and inimitable culture that she decided to make the career move and join our Business Development team in 2017.

Louise now heads our finance sector, and it’s thanks to her determination that Moneypenny has a team of dedicated receptionists answering calls and chats for hundreds of accountancy professionals. Her unrivalled experience means she has a profound understanding of the challenges our clients face in outsourcing and growing their firms.

Don’t miss out on our first live event in three years 

This will be our first live, in-person event in three years, and we’d love to see you there! 

The conference is the day before Accountex 2022. Plan to come a day early to get the most out of your time away from the office.

If you’re interested in attending, speak to your client manager for more information. Details of the event can be found here.

With the AdvanceTrack Outsourcing Conference a couple of months away, it felt like a good time to use my blog to set out what the conference is setting out to achieve and, more broadly, put that in context of what’s going on in accountants’ working lives.

The theme of our conference

Essentially, the easiest way of describing what our conference is looking to inform accountants about is ‘building back’. Practices must support their clients through a journey towards some semblance of normality. That means more ‘help’.

Now, I know that practitioners have worked incredibly hard over the last couple of years firefighting on behalf of their clients. They’ve provided with essential government advice and led them through grants, loans and tax deferrals.

But we know that as businesses come out of recession, a lack of cash and resources can see them collapse as they try to regrow. There are other external pressures – inflation, wage pressures, and a government looking to collect more tax more quickly.

Businesses need someone in their corner who will say to them ‘we can help you’ and then ask: ‘how can we help?’ Practices have an existing client base – alongside potential new clients – who want help to both survive and grow. Practices have to be efficient, consistent, and scalable where possible. The rewards for optimal accounting practices are potentially huge.

What delegates can expect

If we continue the discussion, then delivering what is required to the client means your firm will need new skills, new technology, new ways of working and potentially a new strategy. I like to think that we will offer great insight on all these things in the conference.

It’s never a ‘hard outsourcing sell’, that’s not how we work at AdvanceTrack and that’s reflected in the conference programme.

We will broach practice development, what you and your people need to do to be more relevant; to capture the client information (or conversations) that enable practices to serve clients better. Even in an increasingly tech-focused profession we will always acknowledge that if you don’t talk to your clients you won’t know their direction, and therefore be unable to provide them with the support they need. (I recently blogged about why outsourcing is in fact the opposite of ‘being impersonal’). You will hear about all these topics and more.

The near future

We think that our outsourcing services will help you be more efficient and scalable. This in a world where Making Tax Digital will push your practice to have clients with better-organised and up-to-date information.

The AdvanceTrack Outsourcing Conference is being held on 10 May 2022 at the National Gallery. A host of speakers are already confirmed. Please click here to find more details.

As the founder of AdvanceTrack Outsourcing, I get a unique view of what goes on in the accounting profession, and wider. I speak to practice leaders and their teams about how they run their operation, and understand that they want to provide efficient and valuable services to a client base that trusts them… but also wants more from them.

I am kept very busy – as they are. In a positive way, of course. But that can mean that I don’t spend enough time holding discussions about my views and experiences more broadly, to a wider community.

It then made me think that outsourcing can be seen as impersonal: that tasks and processes are ‘handed over’ to simply drive efficiencies, saving money. However, it’s the exact opposite, at least that’s how I see it for myself and the AdvanceTrack team.

First and foremost our tech and processes have to be optimal, in terms of how they work but also from a security perspective. But, AdvanceTrack’s people have to be great at communicating with the practitioner clients they work alongside. And, crucially, the efficiencies gained through outsourcing tax and accounting tasks isn’t merely about lowering costs. It frees up valuable resource within a practice, enabling leaders to change and adapt their offering to suit complex and deeper end-client relationships.

What is an accounting practice but a series of relationships between accountant and client? And the relationship is integral to AdvanceTrack’s arrangement with accountants.

This ties into my original point, which is you’ll be hearing more from me, AdvanceTrack and our clients in the months to come. Relationships and communication are, after all, central to what we do.

Vipul Sheth is MD and founder or AdvanceTrack. He can be contacted by clicking here

On Tuesday, 10th May 2022 we’ll be holding the AdvanceTrack Conference 2022. This year, the conference will be focused on building clients up in unpredictable times. 

If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s the importance of adaptability. You’ve learned so much, and your use of technology has contributed to the highest level of efficiency you’ve ever had in your firm. 

In 2022, our clients will need us more than ever. 

They’re feeling tired and uneasy after serious turmoil. Now, it’s all about truly helping. It’s about delivering a maintained level of support to drive them to do better. 

This event will cover every element involved in helping your clients to run more efficient and adaptable businesses, whilst making sure both you and your clients are successful financially. 

This is a conference for leaders in accounting who want to take away ideas to implement in their own practices. 

What you can expect:

  • Industry insight and support – the whole event will be focused around how you can take action in your firm and begin implementing change in light of recent industry trends.
  • Connections to drive change – Notable speakers from the industry will be available to make connections with and learn from, so you can begin transforming your firm.

Hear from speakers including:

  • Matt Flanagan from Appacus and BlueHub
  • Paul Shrimpling from Remarkable Practice
  • Anneli Thomson from Sandler
  • Vipul Sheth, founder of AdvanceTrack
  • Ian Gregory, CTP of AdvanceTrack
  • Louise Wilson from Moneypenny
  • Andrew Jordan from Connect4
  • Olly Cummings from Capitalise 
  • Aynsley Damery from Clarity

The conference will run a day before Accountex, so you can get the most out of your time away from the office

This will be our first live, in-person event in two years, and we’d love to see you there. We’re really excited to announce the event will take place at the National Gallery* in London on 10th May. 

This means you get to enjoy a stunning landmark venue in London only a day before Accountex, so you can get even more value from your trip to the city!

Bonus: Your ticket cost will make a difference to someone’s life.

We do ask a small charge for the ticket, but all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to causes close to our heart. Your money will be going to two fantastic charities: and You’ll know charities have really suffered during Covid, and we see an opportunity to have an even bigger impact with our event. 

I hope you’ll join us live and in-person! 

If you’re interested in attending, speak to your client manager for more information. Details of the event can be found here.

*by kind permission of the Trustees and Director of the National Gallery