Register your spot now for FAB 2025, 12-13 March at the NEC Birmingham

The new year is already in full swing, self assessment season is behind us (hurrah!) and the new tax year is still a few months away. That’s why we believe March is the perfect time for sole practitioners to have an amazing chance to elevate their game by attending the Festival of Accounting & Bookkeeping (FAB) 2024. 


We know that when you’re running your own small practice it can be hard to justify the time out of the office, but we’re here to reassure you that it’s worth it and make sure you get the most out of an event like FAB.


#FAB24 is a brand-new festival from the team behind the Accounting Excellence Awards and AccountingWEB and it’s going to have specific content aimed at helping practice owners take their business to the next level and celebrate the community or accountants and bookkeepers that play such a vital role in helping businesses across the country.,


So here are five compelling reasons to get yourself over to the NEC in Birmingham on the 13-14 March 2024. 


FAB Timing 

As the dust settles on self assessment season, FAB marks the first major event on the accounting event calendar. The timing couldn't be more perfect for sole practitioners looking to pick up the latest guidance, insights and business tips to ensure you hit the ground running in the new year. 


It's a chance to meet other sole practitioners in person and chat with your peers about your achievements, see the latest tech, meet with existing suppliers and chart a course for success in 2024 and beyond. 


We’ll have great talks covering all the important issues, from reaction to the Spring Budget the week before, through to the latest news from HMRC, the lowdown on the trends and ideas shaping the profession and inspirational talks aimed at helping you find new ways to help your clients and grow your business.

FAB Networking 

FAB is more than just your run-of-the-mill floorshow with people crowding around vendor stands looking for swag (though you’ll be able to do that too). It's a networking extravaganza. You’ll be able to rub shoulders with fellow sole practitioners, industry pros, tax experts and fellow finance professionals.


We’ll have round-table sessions, expert advice sessions where you can ask questions and opportunities to chat afterwards with the speakers and attendees and a whole range of interactive content sessions to educate, inform and inspire you. It’s all about the connections you’ll make over a coffee or in the Meet the speaker section, or the tips and insights you can pick up and take back with you to improve things when you get back to the office. 


From casual conversations to structured networking sessions, FAB’s will offer a whole range of opportunities to expand your professional network and unlock new opportunities. Taking the time out from the usual routine to take stock of where you are with your business can really help you improve things for yourself and your clients.

Fab Technology 

Stay ahead of the curve, embrace innovation and future-proof your practice with access to the cutting-edge accounting technology on display at FAB. Whether that’s to meet with your existing suppliers about their latest improvements or look at our partner tech showcases and special show discounts. FAB offers sole practitioners the chance to explore the latest tools, software, and solutions designed to streamline workflows, enhance productivity, and deliver superior services to clients.


You’ll be able to speak to our partners and other practitioners who use their tools to make sure you’re getting the most out of your existing software, discovering the latest improvements and additions, or even features and workflows you didn’t know about. There’s also the chance to look at the latest products and features from potential new suppliers. FAB will help you discover new software tools that could help your practice and clients and make you more efficient. Oh and, if you need some good swag, we’re sure there will be plenty to take away!

FAB Content

You’ll get a whole range of expert insights from our workshops and speakers: Prepare for "Eureka" moments aplenty as you delve into a wealth of workshops and presentations specifically curated for sole practitioners, accountants and bookkeepers at FAB. 


From practical insights to visionary strategies, our workshops, sessions and speakers cover a diverse range of topics tailored to the needs and interests of sole practitioners. 


Whether debating the latest in compliance changes, hearing from HMRC, renowned tax experts, successful practice leaders just like yourselves or inspirational speakers, you’re sure to gain new knowledge, find new tools and tricks, and get fresh perspectives on issues that matter to you.

Fab Connections


Last but certainly not least, FAB offers sole practitioners like you the opportunity to find your tribe and connect with your professional community. 


As well as the inspiring content and great tech, you’ll be able to connect with like-minded peers facing similar challenges and experiences. 


Whether it's sharing war stories, seeking advice, or simply finding camaraderie, FAB’s all about community. Build your professional network, meet with professional bodies, get to meet your vendor partners in person, and make new connections from around the finance, accounting and bookkeeping profession.


It can be hard work and sometimes a lonely job running your own business and getting to connect and meet up face-to-face with people facing the same challenges is something completely invaluable in the world of sole practice.


And did we mention the opportunity to let your hair down? Join us at the end of day one for a FAB-ulous party with drinks of all varieties, food and even more opportunities to connect with your peers.



Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge, network with peers and speakers, and stay ahead of the curve. Book your FREE ticket today and join us at FAB 2024!

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