After a turbulent 2023, it’s good to focus on the positive. One way we’re doing this in AB this month is by taking a look back at the ACCA members we have profiled this year. Our community is as impressive as it is diverse: all around the world members are working hard to bring innovation, integrity and professional excellence to a range of roles. We celebrate some key proponents of these core values and look forward to showcasing more in 2024.

One such finance director profiled in the UK edition (all regional editions of AB are accessible via the drop-down menu at the top right of each AB page) is Hambledon Vineyard’s Joe Jeffers FCCA

He had been in the role only a few weeks when the biggest deal in the Hampshire-based sparkling wine producer’s history came up: an acquisition by famous wine merchants Berry Bros & Rudd and the Symington Family Estates, owner of brands such as Graham’s and Cockburn’s. Read how Jeffers helped land the deal, and about his hands-on approach to managing the business of wine.

We also profile Clare Moriarty FCCA, who as CEO of Citizens Advice is working hard during these tough times to support those facing financial challenges.

In other news, we learn about some of the steps companies can take to address supply chain woes, which, we hear, should be viewed as the new normal and not just an operational blip. 

And our article on TiPS looks at the range of support packages available to SMEs as part of a £1.8m technology accelerator project.

Finally, as our minds flip between our self-assessment tax returns, the best way to roast potatoes, and CPD, we remind members that AB has a range of articles offering CPD units.

We look forward to welcoming you again in 2024.

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