Always open to ways in which he can both provide and generate value by reference to his experience, insights, networks and connections, Mark currently:
- facilitates The Inner Circle for Accountants,
- presents keynote talks at accountancy conferences, away days and exhibitions
- speaks at events, in-house and workshops on business development techniques and related topics such as networking, social media and linkedin,
- mentors a select number of sole practitioner accountants each year,
- chairs the Tax Advice Network.
- writes regularly for his own and third party blogs, ebooks and for AccountingWeb where he was Consultant Practice Editor from 2009- 2015.
Mark has been Deputy Treasurer of Norwood (a top 150 children and family services charity) since 1999, Was Treasurer of The Magic Circle from Feb 2014 – September 2021 and, since 2016 has been a member of the ICAEW’s Members and Commercial Board (having previously spent two years chairing the ICAEW’s Ethics Advisory Committee).
May 2022 – Presented his latest talk at Accountex, making him one of the only speakers invited to address this annual conference in London every year since the event started
April 2022 – Invited to again be a judge for the 2022 Business Book Awards and for the Accounting Excellence Awards 2022
April 2021 – Invited to be a judge for the 2021 Business Book Awards
Feb 2020 – Returned to South Africa to make 2 further presentations for SAICA in Cape Town and in Johannesburg.
May 2019 – Presented his latest talk about the future at Accountex
April 2019 – Invited to again be a judge at the 2019 British Accountancy Awards
September 2018 – Engaged as an accountancy influencer by Global Infosys – top outsourcing company celebrating their 20th anniversary year
May 2018 – Invited to present his newest talk about the future for accountants at a series of conferences in South Africa (for SAICA)
April 2018 – Invited to again be a judge at the 2018 British Accountancy Awards
March 2018 – Spoke at 4 conferences around South Arica for SAICA.
March 2018 – Invited to again be a judge at the Practice Excellence Awards
November 2017 – Invited to attend the QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose as the only VIP guest accountancy influencer from the UK.
September 2017 – Sage identified Mark as one of the top 100 global business influencers
May 2017 – Mark presented the closing keynote talk at the end of the Accountex conference – this being the 6th consecutive time he was invited to speak here.
April 2017 – Invited to again be a judge at the 2017 British Accountancy Awards
February 2017 – Invited to become a Non-Exec Director with onkho
October 2016 – Invited to formalise relationship with ICPA and to become a regular contributor to Accounting Practice magazine
October 2016 – Penultimate speaker on the main stage at the Professional Speaking Association’s Annual conference.
September 2016 – Invited to become a regular blogger for the AAT Comment website
May 2016 – Mark presented 5 talks at Accountex this year and one of these immediately led to him being invited to be a judge at the 2016 British Accountancy Awards.
January 2016 – Two new weekly rankings of online influencers were published at the start of 2016 and Mark was consistently among the top 5 on both lists: Speakers’ Power 100, and Providers & Suppliers to UK Financial Advisers Power 100
December 2015 – Mark was identified by ICAEW as one of the top 3 ‘most influential’ chartered accountants online. #ICAEWROAR
January 2015 – Mark was voted, by readers of economia magazine, the second most influential blogger and tweeter in the area of finance and accountancy. At the time a popular social media ranking system (klout) gave him a score of 78 (out of 100). Only celebrities tended to have scores above 80
Summer 2014 – Mark is proud to have been a judge for two major awards events in the Autumn (The British Accountancy Awards and the Practice Excellence Awards).
May 2014 – Mark’s keynote presentation to 100+ delegates at the inaugural Legalex exhibition in London was one of the most well attended out of the dozens of available talks over a 2 day period.
January 2014 – Mark was ranked by Economia readers and klout as one of the most influential bloggers and tweeters in the area of finance and accountancy.
January 2013 – Mark’s blog for Accountants was identified as one of the top 30 accounting and finance blogs of 2012.
March 2012 – Sally Percy, whilst editor of Accountancy Magazine wrote that Mark is “probably the most socially networked accountant in the UK” and “also probably this country’s leading authority on social networking for accountants.”
January 2011 – Mark was first described by Accountancy Age as “the most ‘networked’ accountant in the UK“.