Andrew Liddle, Saint & Co partner

On Friday the 12th of October, over 200 business owners will meet at Carlisle Racecourse for BITE 2018. Speaker Andrew Liddle shares what’s in store.

As an accountant, I’m used to providing advice and guidance to business owners – but it’s usually in a one-to-one setting!

At our upcoming business event, BITE 2018, I’ll be stepping out of my comfort zone and explaining to around 200 people why accounting sits at the core of every successful company. I’m very excited to share what I’ve learned throughout my 26 years with Saint & Co., and trying to distil that into a 15 minute talk.

But my fleeting appearance in the morning is only a very small part of a jam-packed agenda. With a number of fantastic guest speakers and sponsors involved, there’s a real buzz about the event.

Our opening keynote speaker is Ashleigh Lambert, a marketing manager at cloud-accounting software company Xero. While Ashleigh knows a thing or two about helping business owners use the software to solve problems, she’s also going to share the reasons why great technology can build powerful relationships with customers and colleagues.

At the other end of the agenda, our closing keynote will be delivered by dynamic marketing duo Andrew & Pete. They’ll build on what Ashleigh and our other speakers plan to discuss throughout the day, explaining why – even with the best technology and the strongest relationships – you still need marketing to stand out from the crowd.

Sandwiched in between will be sessions led by Jenny Fogarty of AutoEntry and Melanie Cant of Rocketspark, along with actual sandwiches, as our attendees enjoy the opportunity to network over lunch.

But that’s not all! Joining Xero, Rocketspark, and AutoEntry, our sponsors also include iwoca, The Profitable Firm, Float, The Cumberland, and LCR Systems. BITE attendees will have the chance to meet and speak with reps from each of these companies, and walk away with a goodie bag full of freebies at the end of the day.

If you’d like to join me, my colleagues, our speakers, and a few hundred like-minded business owners at BITE 2018, simply visit to find out more and to register for free.