Norwich workshop will encourage businesses to explore financial future

A new workshop aimed at encouraging ambitious firms to ask the right questions about the financial future of their business is launching in Norwich.

Designed by Norfolk accountants Stephenson Smart, the Business Smart workshop takes place at the Hethel Engineering Centre on October 1, as part of a series of workshops at the innovation hub, aimed at supporting growing and start-up businesses.

It will be hosted by Henry Pettitt, Partner at Stephenson Smart’s Great Yarmouth office and Accounts Assistant Aaron Hunter.

Stephenson Smart is one of the largest accountancy firms in the area, with six offices based across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

The workshop will focus on four key topics to help investigate where a business is headed – finding the right tools and resources, finance and risk management methods and how to navigate the reporting landscape.

Mr Hunter said the workshop would offer a different perspective to finance and accountancy as a whole.

He said: “These types of workshops often involve just listening to a speaker for one or two hours, but in this case we’ve designed it to engage with the businesses themselves and help them ask the right questions, such as whether their current resources support their goals and what they might need to put in place to make their objectives a reality.

“We start by asking people to share one or two goals, and by discussion move through the topics of resourcing growth, cashflow and finance, risk and control and reporting and regulation, considering how these areas can affect their business’s performance.

“We will use various tools and activities to assist the discussion in each area. The next step for us is then to help each business find the answers they are looking for, directly and by working in partnership with other professional services.”

The two-hour workshop begins at 9am and is free of charge.

To watch Aaron explaining the workshop in more detail visit

To register, visit or for more information email

Norwich Workshop

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