Accountex has reported a record turnout for another successive year. The UK’s biggest event for the accountancy and finance profession welcomed 7,021 attendees (a seven per cent increase for 2017) to London ExCeL on 10-11 May.
Visitors included many of the country’s top accountants, finance directors, accounts managers, tax professionals, heads of IT, bookkeepers, and sole practitioners.
Among them were representatives from organisations as diverse as Alexander Dennis, Alliance Healthcare, Burberry, Centrica, Christie’s, Defra, DHL, Emirates, Fox Networks Group, The Gap, HMRC, Liberty Global, NatWest, NHS, Ministry of Justice, Paragon Group, Post Office, Royal Academy of Arts, The Bank of England, and Transport for London.
Zoe Lacey-Cooper, event director of Accountex, commented: “We are absolutely delighted that the show has been such a success,” she says. “This was the first year that Diversified had full, 100 per cent control of Accountex after acquiring the event from Prysm in 2016, and we have been overwhelmed by the positive reactions from our visitors, exhibitors, speakers, associations and media partners. Their support has been phenomenal.
“We’ve spent a lot of time consulting with the industry over the past year to understand how we could take what was already an amazing show to the next level. And, from the feedback we’ve received already, I think that we achieved that and more!
“This is a really exciting time for the profession – and the accounting industry is full of positivity and enthusiasm for what’s to come. We’ll be working closely with all our partners, associations and exhibitors over the coming year to ensure that Accountex continues to provide everything that our visitors need to run their businesses successfully.”