Our Speakers

Our Speakers


Julie Wilkinson - Wilkinson Accounting Solutions

Julie Wilkinson has over 12 years of experience delivering financial expertise to a variety of companies from smaller SMEs to large corporate firms. Her passion is to help other business owners to build sustainable growth that will allow them to create a business that runs without them, maximising the value and allowing them to live the life they want to whilst running their business.
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Julie also has several other business ventures including building her own property portfolio, and business acquisitions, as well as being a finance coach and mentor, supporting others in their personal development goals and helping them to believe in themselves.
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Sarah Gardener - Wilkinson Accounting Solutions

Sarah is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser, and holder of EIS certification as well as the ACCA Certificate in Business Valuations. Sarah trained at a top 10 accountancy firm, working in the London and Guildford offices. Sarah has also worked at a number of smaller firms, and as such she has advised clients of all sizes from start-ups to multinational enterprises.
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Sarah believes in providing accessible and jargon-free guidance so that clients can make informed decisions to run their businesses in a tax-efficient way, allowing them to obtain the quality and expert knowledge of large accountancy firms’ tax departments in a cost-effective way.

Vanessa Challess - Tiger Law

Vanessa qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and has recently celebrated her law firm’s five-year anniversary. She has then gone on to start four other businesses including Electra HR, Tiger Bytez, Sesame and Pixie Moves. As an entrepreneur herself, she understands all too well the pressures and priorities of her founder clients, advising them with her years of experience as a litigator and business owner.
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Firmly of the view that businesses are ‘part of the family’, Tiger Law’s ethos is to treat its clients holistically, with business and personal objectives as well as strategies aligned and protective.
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Alicia Barlow - Wilkinson Accounting Solutions

Alicia is an incredibly pragmatic, positive, and solution-focused person with over 15 years of experience delivering financial consulting to various industries with turnovers ranging from £500,000 to £30 million. Positioned on the boards of several ultra-entrepreneurial businesses, Alicia has a wealth of experience and knowledge in business growth, acquisition, mergers and business exit.
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Audit of the financial integrity is a key skill that Alicia enjoys focusing on with her clients, along with improving the financial literacy of the Owners and Directors and bringing even more quality to the financial statements in order for them to make more informed decisions. Since 2017, Alicia has established her own Property Investment company, being involved in over 50 residential and commercial transactions. Alicia is also a well-known and respected member of the Property Industry community, with a reputational reach throughout the UK.
Adam Lawrence

Adam Lawrence - Partners In Property

Adam has been involved in over 500 UK property deals in the past decade, using 8 figures of joint venture funding. He has held onto around 90% of those properties, preferring to hold rather than sell.

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🏘️ He co-owns multiple investment companies and asset management companies/lettings agencies as part of his portfolio of businesses.

🏘️ Adam was Warwick Business School’s top MBA Dean’s List prizewinner in the 2012-13 full-time cohort and has delivered exceptional returns in a low-yield world, with risk management at the heart of all his ventures.

🏘️ His first degree was in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford where he also captained the college First XV to 8 wins in 8 matches and saw St Hugh’s College promoted to the Oxford University First Division for the first time in their history.

🏘️ Adam has a diverse business background with a broad range of experience. He specialises in devising strategies that can triumph in any business environment.

🏘️ Adam has transferable entrepreneurial skills and enjoys operations strategy as much as business strategy, He has delivered profits exceeding £1m with £10k seed capital, and he specialises in relationship building and leadership.

🏘️ He has international experience including a period working in Wealth Management in Geneva, Switzerland for a boutique firm and then a family office. He was also an International Case Competition Lead Presenter (Hult Prize San Francisco) during his MBA year.

🏘️ He particularly enjoys solving property business challenges as a consultant and writes an article each week which is published on a Sunday morning at 6:30 am on the website for Partners in Property which he titles the Sunday Supplement.

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Kam Kaur Singh - S Wealth Management

Having worked for some of the largest financial institutions in the world, I wasn’t sure whether the money I had worked so hard for was working as hard for me. In 2015 I decided to step away from the banking world to retrain as a financial planner to help small business owners and entrepreneurs who are time poor meet their financial objectives and goals.

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Her knowledge and qualifications enable her to provide bespoke financial planning solutions across a wide range of areas including:

· Retirement and pension planning
· Estate and inheritance planning
· Investment planning for both capital growth and income
· Tax efficiency and mitigation
· Protection needs
· Corporate services
· Mortgages