Martin Bissett of the Accountants Influencers Podcast interviews Caroline Hobden, who heads up Europe's largest accounting and fintech event, Accountex... - Accounting Influencers Podcast

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19th Sep 2021

BONUS Full Expert Interview: Caroline Hobden (Portfolio Director at Accountex)

BONUS Full Expert Interview: Caroline Hobden (Portfolio Director at Accountex)

Martin meets with Caroline Hobden (Portfolio Director at Accountex) to discuss her new role in the Accountex and the wider Diversified organization and the return of in-person live events.

Caroline is a dedicated event professional with 20 years of experience managing international business-to-business events. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise in running technical events across a variety of industry sectors, she recently took on the role of Director for the hugely popular Accountex portfolio, which includes Accountex Summit North in Manchester (20-21 September 2021), Accountex in London (11-12 May 2022), a wide variety of virtual events and the monthly e-newsletter Accounting Insight News.

Connect to here her: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-hobden-62888519/ or @Caroline_ACTX

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Accounting Influencers Podcast
THE ACCOUNTING INFLUENCERS PODCAST IS DAILY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AUDIO FORMAT FOR ACCOUNTING PRACTITIONERS, CPAs AND BOOKKEEPERS PLUS THE FINTECH SOFTWARE VENDORS AND SPECIALISTS WHO SERVE THEM.
Hosts Martin Bissett and Rob Brown bring you critical insights, best practice, expert interviews, market intelligence, practical 'here's what works' tips and occasional rants on the accounting world!

The AIP audience is accountants and CPAs, together with the networks, associations, vendors and influencers who lead them, work in them and serve them. The full show goes live every Monday, with daily segments featuring news, rants, expert and special guest interviews. To stay informed, current and even gain an edge in the accounting/fintech world, this is your #1 podcast choice.



With our trusted commercial partners Iris, Free Agent, Dext, Doc-It and Accountex, you get engaging interviews 'radio show' style with accounting profession influencers, disrupters and thought leaders who advise, train, serve and speak into the accounting/fintech profession. Some are experts (commentators, authors, consultants). Others are in business (suppliers, vendors and partners to accounting firms).



Each episode features frank interviews either with top leaders in accounting firms, networks and associations or with the influencers experts, vendors, advisors, experts and coaches who inspire them. Topics include leadership, value, winning work, culture, talent, sales, trust, growth, tech, digital, cloud, change, marketing, trends, performance and strategy. Guests are asked questions such as:



DIFFERENTIATION - What do the progressive, thriving accounting firms do well?

BEST PRACTICE - How are the top accounting firms standing out, winning work and achieving growth?

TRENDS/STATS- what are the critical issues shaping accounting firms and the fintech vendor space?

✓ CAREER/TALENT
- what makes a top performer, work winner or promotable accountant in an accounting firm?

FUTURE PROOFING - what's coming up for the accounting/fintech world in the area of XX?




Martin Bissett is the founder of the Bissett Group of companies that provide practice and personal growth communities, content, and continuing education exclusively to the accounting and bookkeeping professions worldwide. Previously he established a high six-figure consulting firm while serving as a keynote speaker with over 100 one-off and repeat engagements to his name, as well as becoming the most published author on his topics of specialism with 11 books including 1 bestseller.



Since 1998, Martin has played a major part in working with over 1800 accounting firms in over 40 countries. These projects have led to those firms acquiring over £500m of recurring fees before inflationary increases, referrals and upselling are factored in. He stopped keeping track of this number over 5 years ago. Martin now advises a range of accounting practitioners and fintech companies at board level.



Rob Brown is a renowned MC, facilitator and chair of virtual and in-person panels, conferences and events globally for the accounting and fintech profession. He is co-founder of the Accounting Influencers Roundtable (AIR) mastermind group and co-hosts the world's most popular accounting and fintech podcast: Accounting Influencers.



Throughout the pandemic, Rob chaired 24 virtual panels with leaders of global accounting networks and alliances to discuss the key issues and challenges. He is retained by several associations and vendors to chair their events and provide high-level interview content for their communities. He is also the bestselling author of Build Your Reputation (Wiley) and his TEDx talk 'The Personal Brand of You' has been viewed 300K+ times on YouTube.

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Martin Bissett

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Martin Bissett is the founder of the Bissett Group of companies that provide practice and personal growth communities, content, and continuing education exclusively to the accounting and bookkeeping professions worldwide.

Previously he established a high six-figure consulting firm while serving as a keynote speaker with over 100 one-off and repeat engagements to his name, as well as becoming the most published author on his topics of specialism with 11 books including 1 bestseller.

Since 1998, he has played a major part in working with over 1800 accounting firms in over 40 countries. These projects have led to those firms acquiring over £500m of recurring fees before inflationary increases, referrals and upselling are factored in. He stopped keeping track of this number over 5 years ago. Martin now advises both accounting practitioners and FinTech companies alike, at board level.

Rob Brown

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Rob Brown is a renowned MC, facilitator and chair of virtual and in-person panels, conferences and events globally for the accounting and fintech profession.

Rob is co-founder of the Accounting Influencers Roundtable (AIR) mastermind group and co-hosts the world’s most popular accounting and fintech podcast: Accounting Influencers.

Throughout the pandemic, he chaired 24 virtual panels with leaders of global accounting networks and alliances to discuss the key issues and challenges. Rob is retained by several associations and vendors to chair their events and provide high-level interview content for their communities.

He is the bestselling author of Build Your Reputation (Wiley) and his TEDx talk ‘The Personal Brand of You’ has been viewed 300K times on YouTube.