Alliott Group 2016 Worldwide Conference - London, UK



Sacramento, CA, 17 October 2016 – Grant Bennett Associates is this week (18-22 October) attending an international conference in London focused on subjects critical to winning, servicing and retaining clients with multi-market business interests. Alliott Group’s Worldwide Conference will be attended by 150 leading professional advisers from 76 independent, owner managed firms located in 36 countries.

Hosted by Alliott Group, an award-winning international alliance of independent, mid-market accounting and law firms, the conference provides attendees from local firms all over the world with access to knowledge and professional contacts that enable them to service more efficiently commercial and private clients who need assistance in multiple geographic markets.

During the four day conference, speakers will include representatives from the Bank of England, the Department for International Trade, the Confederation of British Industry, Meridian West and Farnham Castle Intercultural Training.

The programme will equip attendees from Grant Bennett Associates, as well as the managing and senior partners from other Alliott Group member firms, with not only the required technical and professional skills to serve clients across borders, but to also the development of a ‘global mindset’ that will ensure successful communications across cultures when entering foreign markets. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of what clients really want from their professional advisers.  

Representatives from Grant Bennett Associates will also attend meetings of the alliance’s specialist technical groups that will host roundtable discussions on topics such as the impact on internationally focused SMEs of recent international tax developments, particularly national implementations of proposals in the OECD/G20 Base Erosion & Profit Shifting (BEPS) project that is targeting tax avoidance and that have a bearing on permanent establishment risks and transfer pricing strategies.

The conference will also see alliance Chairman John Kleopas (Kleopas Alliott, Greece) hand over the reins to new Chairman Ken Miles (NSBN LLP, Los Angeles) after serving a four year term that has culminated in the alliance recently winning the 2016 Rising Star Association of the Year award from The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin (Timetric).
James Hickey, Alliott Group’s CEO comments: “This year’s Worldwide Conference is our largest to date in terms of the number of attendees. It is the marquee event of our Business Advantage Program that includes events at the national, regional and international levels, as well as training and education programs that are designed to support growing local professional services firms that want to reach the next level of their development but remain fully independent.”

About Grant Bennett Associates (Sacramento, California)
In 1960 a young man wanted to establish a different kind of CPA firm. Grant Bennett believed in the core principles of be active in your community and be active in your profession. If he was still with us he would be 84 years old this year. Starting a CPA firm at the ripe old age of 29 took a lot of courage on Grant’s part. He was a visionary, but could he have imagined what Grant Bennett Associates has developed into today.

Following Grant’s principles, we are a caring, client oriented firm. Our approach to accounting, auditing, and tax services is built on this. We concentrate on creating and maintaining a close and constructive relationship with our clients always. We promise to be responsive to the needs of our clients throughout the year. Our Mission Statement reads as follows; “… to provide outstanding client service that transcends the usual CPA-Client relationship in order to help our clients achieve their goals and objectives.”

About Alliott Group
Founded in 1979, and with some 170 member firms in 65 countries, Alliott Group ( is an award winning international alliance of independent accounting and law firms that need deeper level of cross border resources to develop reputation, visibility and new business. Alliott Group provides services to help its member firms position themselves as the ‘go to’ firms in their local markets for businesses and private individuals with multi-market business interests.

For more information
To find out more about potential membership of Alliott Group or for professional assistance from our member firms around the world, please contact Alliott Group’s Head of Worldwide Marketing, Giles Brake ( or visit our website (




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