Establishing a platform for growth
Identifying, creating and managing growth as an SME can be challenging. Growth puts strain on your organisation and only with the correct platform, processes and people in place will you succeed.
Join Clydesdale Bank, BDO and Incremental Group as our panel of growth experts explore what it takes to establish a platform for growth.
You will leave this event having:
• Heard from a local high growth SME
• The role technology has to play in growth
• How to make data driven decisions
• An opportunity to ask questions of a panel of growth experts
• A chance to network with growing SMEs
This event has been designed for business professionals at growing SME businesses.
Opening - Deyrick Smith, Head of Commercial Banking - West of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank
A high growth SME case study - Stuart Kerr, CFO, Incremental Group – Incremental Group’s story as a scale up SME, how we manage growth and establishing our platform for growth.
Enabling SME growth with technology - Gillian Boston, Business Central Director, Incremental Group – The role technology has to play in driving growth and how it can be used to create value, automate processes and deliver for your customers.
Making informed decisions as an SME – Adam Sroka, Data and AI Director, Incremental Group – How do you establish a platform where decisions across the organisation are made using data? Adam will discuss how SMEs can go on a journey with data, establish strong data foundations and start making data driven decisions.
Panel discussion – all speakers
Close - Andrew McNamara, Partner and Head of BDO Drive, BDO
Andrew McNamara, Partner and Head of BDO Drive, BDO
Having been an audit partner for several years, dealing with fast growing local and international businesses as well as more established companies, in 2015 Andrew took over the role as Head of BDO Drive for the Scottish region. He now provides a range of advisory, compliance and outsourcing services to a wide range of owner-managed and private equity backed businesses throughout Scotland. Many of his clients are young, growing businesses.
Stuart Kerr, co-founder and CFO, Incremental Group
Stuart is co-founder and CFO of Incremental Group, responsible for the financial performance of the business and M&A. Before that Stuart was Finance Director at Amor Group where he led the finance organisation through a period where it doubled its revenues to £60m over 4 years and oversaw the sale of the business to Lockheed Martin. He is a Chartered Accountant and spent 12 years with PwC focused on M&A.
Gillian Boston, Business Central Director, Incremental Group
As Incremental’s Dynamics 365 Business Central Director, Gillian is responsible for developing and growing a high performing Business Central practice in line with Incremental Group’s strategic objectives. Gillian is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience working in the financial services sector leading finance and regulatory teams. She has first-hand experience of the positive impact digital transformation has on businesses.
Adam Sroka, Data and AI Director, Incremental Group
Adam leads Incremental’s Data and AI business. He is passionate about developing data and AI solutions for organisations, helping them make sense of large quantities of data so they can drive results. As a data scientist Adam regularly speaks at technology meet ups and events. Adam specialises in predictive modelling and taking large, complex data flows and turning them into robust, manageable pipelines.
Deyrick Smith, Head of Commercial Banking - West of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank
With over 30 years experience in banking with Clydesdale Bank, the vast majority of which has been in Business Banking, during which time he have been involved in Credit Sanctioning, Relationship Management and Acquisition Finance. For the last 15 years Deyrick has ran a team of Commercial Relationship Managers, and currently has responsibility for Commercial Banking for the West of Scotland.
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