New Practitioners Forum


Have you set up your own Practice or joined into an existing firm as a Partner over recent years? If so, join us at this half day forum as we cover the key issues that will assist you to grow your firm and take it to the next level.

Venue details:  
Chartered Accountants House, , Dublin
Start date & time:  
04 December 2019 09:30
End date & time:  
04 December 2019 13:30
Price: €150.00  (€120.00 Member price)
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Claire Stewart
Conal Kennedy
Gary McErlean
Jeremy Twomey


Product type:  
CPD course
Practice and business improvement

Who should attend

The course is primarily focused on the needs of members who have either started their own practice or been admitted as Partner in an existing firm, either in the Republic or Northern Ireland over the last 10 years.

Course oveview

Gain from the experience of speakers from both the Practice Consulting team and Practitioners who have themselves successfully set up and grown their firms. Topics to be covered will include:

  • Digitalising your Practice
  • Practice Management & Development
  • Marketing your firm
  • Staffing & Recruitment
  • Panel Q&A session

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of what makes a successful practice and to apply the key learnings from this course to their firm.
  • Understand the key opportunities and challenges in digitalising your firm.
  • Understand the benefits to marketing your firm.

Speaker Bio

Conal Kennedy

Conal is Head of Practice Consulting in Chartered Accountants Ireland. He and his team provide advice and support to practices throughout Ireland, and publish a range of practice toolkits covering audit, accounting and compliance. Over a ten year period in Practice Consulting, Conal has coached and advised many practices through major change events such as mergers, acquisitions and retirements. He has also advised on practice development and marketing.

Jeremy Twomey

Jeremy in his role as Practice Consulting Manager works to support our member practitioners across our service areas, with a particular focus on compliance support, training and our associated advisory services in the area of practice development. Jeremy is a Fellow of the Institute, having trained with Ernst & Young; he has held senior management positions across both financial and professional services, as well as the public sector.

Claire Stewart

Claire was a founding partner at Cartmill Stewart & Co in 2014, an award-winning cloud accountants. Claire has been instrumental in the firm's expansion beyond the regular compliance services to include cloud accounting implementation and training, business mentoring and strategy for business growth. Selected as NI Young Leader of the Year 2019, Claire is author of a book aimed at business start-ups and a regular volunteer with Young Enterprise NI.

Gary McErlean

Gary joined Quarter in 2000 and rapidly excelled to become partner. Through his organisational and leadership qualities, Gary has helped the firm significantly develop its market presence, and the wide variety of professional offerings available to clients across the UK & Ireland.Gary is also on the Members in Practice Committee of Chartered Accountants Ireland.