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"There is a tide in the affairs of the people, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves or lose our ventures.”, Shakespeare. Time is running out. An election is likely to be just over a year away, but who wants a winter election? With limited time to convince voters of their economic stability, what can be done in the next 12 months to prepare your business?

At our Autumn Business Breakfast, we will run through reward and incentive themes to help attract, retain and motivate employees. We will help you cut costs, look at reliefs on customs duty and provide an update on director duties and how to sleep better at night with the increasing regulation.


  • 7:30 - 8:00

    Registration and full English or Continental breakfast

  • 8:00 - 9:00


Employee attraction, retention and incentives 

Matt Courtiour, Director, Employer Solutions, Evelyn Partners LLP 

Employees are difficult to attract and retain but valuable when they are incentivised. We’ll discuss some opportunities for tax efficient and innovative solutions to help with your overall employee reward. 

Reducing the cost of Customs Duty – there are reliefs out there! 

Hakan Henningsson, Director, Business Tax, Evelyn Partners LLP

In today’s challenging economic climate, reducing unnecessary costs is a high priority. This session explains what Customs Duty reliefs are available to UK importers, and what the key requirements are for claiming reliefs. 

Directors Duties – Beware and avoid the pitfalls

Greg Palfrey, Partner, Restructuring and Recovery, Evelyn Partners LLP

Being a director is something enshrined in the UK’s entrepreneurial spirit as highly desirable for the country’s economic well-being and growth. Entrepreneurs are quite rightly lauded and encouraged. In so doing, however, there is no test acting as a prewarning of what can be quite an onerous personal responsibility and potential liability. We’ll discuss some of the issues to be aware of and how to protect yourself.

Time & Location

St. Mary's Stadium Britannia Road, Southampton, SO14 5FP

Britannia Rd, Southampton SO14 5FP, UK
07:30 - 09:00 GMT

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