13th September 2018


Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, NEC Birmingham

2018 AIMS Annual Conference

AIMS is now in its 26th year. Our annual conference celebrates our franchisees, our partners and our team, all of whom have helped us get to where we are today and where we are going.

The Conference

It goes without saying that we’re not your average accountants.

Our conference allows for all of the AIMS network, drawn from across the UK, to come together under one roof, share best practice, increase their technical knowledge, but most importantly, network with their peers, colleagues and friends.

Henry Ejdelbaum, Managing Director of AIMS Accountants for Business, said: “Accountancy is going through major changes. The advent of the cloud and the impending arrival of ‘Making Tax Digital’ has meant that we must keep our clients up-to-date over a wide range of issues. Our conference is key for this knowledge to cross our network for the ultimate benefit of our clients. Our network this looks forward to this event, where we have over 200 qualified accountants building relationships with progressive fintech companies to ensure we’re always adding value to our clients’ businesses.”


We are grateful for the essential contributions our elite conference sponsors make to our yearly event. As well as meeting one another, our annual conference allows our accountants to meet and speak with them.

Tax & Accounting

"Digita Tax & Accounting Software from Thomson Reuters has been widely used by AIMS Partners since 2001 across the entire franchisee base. Digita products are a cost-effective solution which can be tailored to your individual needs, dependent on your client and user numbers. Build your package from a selection of modular products or, to maximise efficiency, choose the fully integrated Digita suite. Year-on-year, AIMS members continue to choose Digita tax and accounting software because it’s easy to use and comprehensively covers UK accounts and compliance work. Our team of support experts are always happy to help AIMS Partners and provide added peace of mind.”

Recovery & Insolvency

"The BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency team are delighted to continue working alongside AIMS members and to help keep the wolf from a variety of AIMS members’ clients’ doors. Our respective businesses continue to grow by putting our clients first. In your case your clients are your customers, in ours they are our referrers, including AIMS Accountants for Business. We will do our utmost to ensure that your faith in referring prospects to us is rewarded by us continuing to give the best advice to your clients irrespective of the outcome for ourselves. If, and only if, a client absolutely needs our services will we seek a formal appointment.”

Tax Relief

"At Catax we help uncover the hidden value in your business or property, through Capital Allowances and the Patent Box tax relief”

Accounting Software

"QuickBooks is the UK’s No. 1 partner to accountants.

Our team is excited to partner with AIMS accountants offering real time collaboration with your clients and a dedicated UK support team.”

Recurring Payments

"GoCardless is honoured to sponsor the AIMS conference for the third year running. AIMS accountants allow small businesses to focus on doing what they do best, a philosophy GoCardless shares. We hope to continue providing AIMS accountants and their clients with powerful, efficient and cost-effective Direct Debit payments.”

Cloud Solutions

"Cloud Direct migrates organisations to cloud technology without risk. Our services deliver business security, productivity and agility – giving ambitious customers the freedom to grow. Unlike the restrictions of traditional onsite IT, which is outdated by the time it’s deployed, our cloud solutions are founded on best-in-class technology. When combined with our 14 years of experience, this guarantees customers the best fit, even as their needs evolve.”

Financial Services

"We at AIMS® pride ourselves that our Business Partners are the “top” in their field. This is a benefit for our clients because the better and closer we work with important Business Partners the better we are equipped to provide optimum service to our clients. Exclusively for business owners – the American Express Gold Business Charge Card could help our clients manage their cashflow and make doing business easier, all while helping them earn great rewards.

Click here to learn more or apply."

Information Services

"CRO provide professionally managed company formation, corporate secretarial and information services that add value and expertise to our customers’ portfolio of services.

As a new AIMS partner we are delighted to be able to offer special discounts to AIMS members, new business referrals, professional advice and assistance with all company law matters by our dedicated experienced team.”


"Vantage provide fee protection insurance (TFP) schemes to accountancy practices for their clients and are the preferred provider for AIMS Accountants for Business. The schemes cover professional fees incurred defending a client in the event of an HMRC investigation. Schemes are tailored and include marketing, consultancy and comprehensive claims services. Please visit www.qdosvantage.com for more information.”

Cloud Bookkeeping

"Receipt Bank is the easiest way to get the items you need from your clients, with no chasing and no data entry. This award-winning software offers a range of easy methods for your clients to submit in real time, so their records are always up to date. Once receipts and invoices are submitted, it extracts the key data with unbeatable speed and accuracy. Receipt Bank is proud to partner with AIMS to help franchisees offer more value to their clients. AIMS accountants have a long history of delivering exceptional client-centric business solutions. Receipt Bank’s technology takes this further, allowing them to drastically cut their costs, improve their service offering and deliver an exceptional client experience.”

Information Management

"AutoEntry and AIMS are excited to announce their forthcoming partnership, which will enable accounting firms within the AIMS network to save time and money through the elimination of manual data entry. AutoEntry has been developed to simplify the working day for practitioners, whilst providing the technology to make it easier to comply with laws, including the EU GDPR and MTD.”

Wealth Management

"Creative Auto Enrolment has proactively helped many AIMS clients over several years as the preferred partner for Auto Enrolment. Its sister company, Creative Wealth Management, offers a variety of services to assist AIMS accountants and their clients in personal and business financial planning.”

Tax & Accounting

"Clear Books provides HMRC-recognised Making Tax Digital software. We offer the only cloud-based Accounting Software with an online Spreadsheet for client data entry, and a feature-rich accountant interface for firms to use. With solutions available from only £0.99/month, we offer an affordable solution to Making Tax Digital.”

Accounting & Payroll

"Sage has supported accountants and bookkeepers in the UK for nearly 40 years and really value our relationship with AIMS. We are delighted to be a sponsor at the Aims Annual conference.

Practices are facing a fast-changing environment – evolving client demands, advances in technology and major compliance regulations such as Making Tax digital. For the next step in your journey, Sage is here to support you.”

Business Finance

"ASC Finance for Business have been raising commercial finance for small business owners and entrepreneurs for over 45 years. We’re delighted that for the last 26 of these, we have been able to work closely with AIMS Accountants across the UK, to assist their clients in raising business finance. We understand that as an AIMS accountant your time is precious. At ASC, we know which lenders have the appetite to provide business finance, and we know how best to approach them – one lender even awarded us with their award for the “Highest Quality Applications”. We understand that you need time to develop your business and look after your clients’ interests, which is why we focus on arranging finance, so you can focus on running your business.”

Our headline sponsor this year is Thomson Reuters – Digita

Digita Tax & Accounting Software from Thomson Reuters has been widely used by AIMS Partners since 2001 across the entire franchisee base.

2018 – AIMS Chosen Charity

Every year AIMS Accountants choose a charity to support at their annual conference and beyond. This is something we take great pride in as a network and always forms an important part of the conference itself.

Hospital care for children

"We are delighted to announce AIMS’ chosen charity for this year is GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital). And to make it even more exciting, our very own MD (Henry Ejdelbaum), challenged by his son and son in law, decided to do the Royal Parks Half Marathon in support of this amazing charity. If you want to support GOSH you can do this via our Just Giving page.”

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Contact us

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