Accountants from across the globe have been provided with insights into the current economic state of the UK and its accounting, taxation and advisory sector by delegates of Reanda UK.
Alain Stechler, our Senior Partner spoke at the organisation’s recent Annual Conference in Beijing, which marked the 25th anniversary of the network’s founding firm, Reanda China.
Accountants from 35 territories spread across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Far East and Australasia took part in the event, which provided them with an excellent opportunity to share local expertise from their own jurisdictions and make new connections with their fellow Reanda International members.
With the number of member firms rapidly increasing year-on-year globally, Reanda International has grown quickly to become one of the world’s leading accounting networks.
The key question for Alain and Reanda UK, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Top 100 accountancy firm Grunberg & Co, was ‘Brexit’.
During his presentations to the conference and subsequent one-to-one discussions, he was able to reassure other member firms about the number of opportunities in Britain, reiterating that the country is very much open for business, despite some of the uncertainty created by the UK’s planned departure from the EU in March.
Alain said: “It was a real honour to be able to take part in the Reanda International Annual Conference – especially as it marked such an important landmark for the network.
“Meeting with members, it is clear that we all see the benefits of working collaboratively to provide businesses with the financial advisory assistance they require, regardless of their location in the world.
“While many of the questions I received revolved around issues related to Brexit, it was clear to me that member firms appreciate that the UK continues to offer substantial opportunities for themselves and their international clients.”
During the trip Alain also had a chance to take in some of the sights and to meet with local businesses interested in trading with the UK that require specialist accounting, taxation and business advisory services.
“There is a vast appetite for UK products and services in China and we continue to receive a number of enquiries from businesses across South East Asia about our services and more generally about investment in Britain,” Alain added.