Take a BITE out of your biggest business challenges

BITE 2018

Join us in Carlisle for a FREE one-day business event this October.

There’s no denying that technology is moving faster than ever before. You might feel like you’re the last to know about a new app, website, or software, and when you discover your competition has been using a shiny new piece of tech to gain an advantage, it can be incredibly frustrating.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

You can move faster too. Get in there early, be an early adopter. While it’s tempting to wait and see which new technology becomes the tried and tested standard for your industry, it’s better to get in on the ground floor and lead the way.

Our upcoming business event BITE gives you the opportunity to do just that. Explore the latest and best in tech, all of which complements and integrates with the cloud accounting software Xero. Meet the app owners, download tools onto your smartphone or tablet, and discover what’s possible for your business.

Sign up for your FREE place here, or read on to learn more about what the event has in store.

What does BITE stand for?

In every sense, BITE stands for Business, Innovation, Technology, and Efficiency.

During the course of the event, you will:

  • Get to meet and network with like-minded business owners, the Saint & Co team, and representatives from Xero and the apps.
  • Be encouraged to embrace a spirit of curiosity and growth, regardless of industry or business type.
  • Find out how Xero sits at the heart of your business, and which apps apply specifically to your type of business.
  • Connect with the apps and tech that are perfect for you and your business.

Where is BITE? And when?

Where: Carlisle Racecourse (Get Directions)

When: Friday 12 October 2018, 08:30 – 16:00

Who’s speaking?

We’re delighted to confirm that dynamic content marketing duo Andrew & Pete will be our closing keynote speakers at BITE.

Bringing huge amounts of knowledge, fun, and humour to the table, they will take a look at the four BITE elements – business, innovation, technology, and efficiency – in a manner only they can, and with a huge dollop of personality thrown in for good measure.

Can I come?


If you’re running a business in the north of England, this event is specifically for you. Take a look at the agenda below to get a feel for the day’s talks and activities.

Register for BITE 2018 (It’s Free!)

We’re anticipating that around 200 businesses will join us on the 12th of October for BITE, and we want you to be there too. You’ll learn how to save time, save money, get found by your ideal client, get paid faster, and so much more. You’ll even get lunch – and it won’t cost you a penny.

Sound good?

Register Now (Did we mention it’s free?)

“Xero – Beautiful Accounting Software to Make Life Easier” Seminar

Xero – Beautiful Accounting Software to Make Life Easier”

Join us at our FREE workshop – hot lunch included

on Tuesday, 21st March 2017

at The Auctioneer, Rosehill, Carlisle

12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

“Cloud” Accounting software is becoming more and more popular as it can be accessed from anywhere at anytime.

In addition to being able to access it from anywhere at anytime, we think Xero is simple to use, jargon free and has the added benefit of no limit on the number of users. (Plus no more update CD’s to load!)

A numbers of partners and staff at Saint & Co, have become “Xero” certified.

Why not come and watch a demo of Xero, the world’s easiest accounting software and you will see why so many people are using this.

For further details click on our flyer.

Do not miss out on booking your place as demand is likely to be high. To secure your place(s), visit www.saint.co.uk/events to book online or complete and return the attached reply slip below no later than Wednesday 15th March 2017.



Don’t miss our last ever Pension Automatic Enrolment Workshop

Why it’s easier to deal with Auto Enrolment than you think”

Join us at our FREE Pension Automatic Enrolment Workshop

on Thursday, 2nd March at 11.30 am

at The Shepherds Inn, Rosehill, Carlisle

All employers will soon need to automatically enrol eligible staff into a workplace pension. Join us to discover what your responsibilities are, and how you can ensure everything is taken care of for compliance.

Our FREE 1½ hour workshop will guide you through the automatic enrolment process and your duties. Our qualified financial services staff will also be on hand to discuss any queries you may have.  Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and we hope you can stay after the workshop for a hot lunch.

Do not miss out on booking your place as demand is likely to be high. To secure your place(s), please visit our events page www.saint.co.uk/events.












Auto enrolment: don’t get caught out by workplace pensions

You’ll have noticed a lot of talk about changes to workplace pensions over the past few years. And you’ll also be aware that ‘auto-enrolment’ – the compulsory provision of a workplace pension for your staff – was on its way.

But what does auto-enrolment mean for you?

The big corporate-sized businesses are already meeting this auto-enrolment requirement, and most smaller UK businesses (yours included) will need to have an auto-enrolment pension scheme up and running in the very near future – your staging date can be found out here by entering your PAYE reference.

So, with time slipping away, now is the time to assess how auto-enrolment will impact on your business.

It’s by no means a simple task – setting up the right systems, admin and payroll software is a big job. And that means acting fast to avoid being caught out by workplace pensions.

Read more →

Cyber Security Event – Thursday 24th March 2016

Barclays Bank are hosting a seminar on  ‘Protecting your business online – Cyber Security’

on Thursday 24th March 2016

1.00 pm until 3.00 pm

North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Ullswater Road, Penrith Cumbria, CA11 8QT

Find out what steps you can take to protect your yourself and your business from the threat of cyber-crime.

Register for free by RSVP to: Ben.Hooton@Barclays.com or lisa.culling1@barclays.com

Free pensions automatic enrolment workshop for employers

Are you ready for pensions automatic enrolment?  Want to find out more?

Why not come along to our pensions auto enrolment workshops?

Thursday 11 February 2016

at The Auctioneer, Rosehill, Carlisle

Times: 8 am or 11 am or 4 pm

Breakfast, lunch or tea are included as appropriate

There is likely to be a high demand for this workshop so email: jane.maclachlan@saint.co.uk  today for further information and to book a place.

What is pensions auto enrolment?

Most employers probably realise by now that where they employ at least one member of staff they need to set up a workplace pension scheme and automatically enrol their eligible employees.

You may already have received notification of your staging date which will be some time from now up to 1 April 2017 for businesses in existence prior to 1 April 2012. New businesses will have later dates between 1 May 2017 and 1 February 2018.  However if you haven’t checked this you should do so immediately as you need to start planning approximately 12 months before.

Remember that there are up to ½ million employers who will all be looking to implement new pension schemes in this year and 1.8 m in the next 2 years. Demand for experienced advisers will be high, therefore the more prepared you are and the sooner you consider your options the smoother the implementation will be.

Once you know your staging date the following need to be considered:

  • The costs to your business and how you are going to fund these.
  • Whether your existing payroll software will be able to deal with auto enrolment.
  • Create an online auto enrolment account and prepare information for your employees.
  • Choose software and check records.
  • Choose a pension scheme.
  • How you will deal with the ongoing record keeping to ensure you comply with all the regulations including opt-outs and opt-ins.

The Pensions Regulator can issue penalty notices for non compliance. They have already investigated 3800 cases since commencement of auto enrolment.  Although they are meant to be taking a light touch approach there have been several businesses fined for non compliance.

Why not come along to our pensions auto enrolment workshops  where we will guide you through your duties and responsibilities.

Borderway Agri-Expo 2015

On Friday, 30th October 2015 Saint & Co will be at the Borderway Agri-Expo, Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2RS (adjacent to J43 of M6 motorway).

Come and see us at our stand (stand 3) for a chat and enter our FREE competition to win a superb hamper.

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