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Accountants Big Day Out 2013 – A big thanks to everyone involved

By The Team | October 29, 2013

After a fantastic two days at the Accountants Big Day Out, we’d like to say a huge thank you to CCH Business Fitness NZ for putting on such a fun event.

The event absolutely lived up to its name – it was as informative as it was diverse. With everything from innovation-led thinking to reputation branding, we really gained a lot from the speakers. The opportunity to learn from the best as well as a chance to discuss industry challenges and best practice was invaluable. We found the latest international research on Risk Management particularly interesting and have come away with many new ideas to consider.

Waving the payroll flag at the Meet Market

Participants in these kinds of events always report that the networking sections are the most valuable, and the Big Day Out definitely did not disappoint.

Not only were we treated to a fantastic networking lunch, but the night before we were able to exhibit at the “Meet Market”. Accountants do love a good pun, and judging by the great conversations we were involved in, the Meet Market fostered much longer lasting relationships than the name might suggest. Nothing like a bit of innuendo to break the ice!

The fun definitely didn’t stop at sparking up conversations with participants who came to see our exhibit. The CCH team really got in amongst the spirit of the event with their costumes – we loved the butcher’s aprons and gumboots! They did a brilliant job of keeping the atmosphere buzzing with a fantastic set of giveaways.

It was great to see the familiar faces of accounting friends we’ve worked with over the years, as well as all the fresh faces who were keen for a chat. Participants loved the opportunity for some “on the spot” training and we were glad to provide some extra support to existing payroll customers.

SmartPayroll’s iPad mini Giveaway

As part of our exhibit we were very happy to reward our visitors by giving away two iPad minis!

We’d like to say a huge congratulations to our winners:

1. Michelle McPherson from McConnell Stafford-Bush & Associates Ltd in Pukekohe

2. Ewen Kirkcaldie from PKF Rutherfords in Palmerton North

For all those that couldn’t make it, it was a brilliant event and we hope to see you all at ABDO 2014!