The power of the innovative business community

This event – and your business – will have more BITE because of the innovative technology on display. Find out how to integrate everything in your business including accounting, websites, invoicing, credit control, inventory, and more. We'll also have exhibitors from the latest alternative and traditional routes to business funding available to you.

Exhibitors at BITE 2017

Our Charity Partner

Rockinghorse

Rockinghorse is a Brighton-based charity which has been supporting children for 50 years.

We are the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital (the Alex) where we raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, while ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.

We also support the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

Main Exhibitors

MHA Carpenter Box

In 2013 MHA Carpenter Box became 90 years old. Having a pedigree is valuable – but to be able to advise businesses on the best way forward, we have to be forward looking ourselves.

The BITE event has been designed with this in mind, so you can not only meet members of our team, but also get directions to all that's available to you in integrated technology.

The result will be (as many of our clients have experienced) that you not only know how to improve profit levels, but can work with us to see them rise.

Xero

Xero is beautiful, easy to use online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. Ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the World's Most Innovative Growth Company in 2014 and 2015, Xero has over one million subscribers in more than 180 countries, with more than 2200,000 of those in the UK.

Sign up today for your free 30-day trial and see how Xero can help your business thrive.

Sage

Sage is the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of entrepreneurs and business builders.

Today, business builders measure success in strong relationships, partnerships, and communities. It's why Sage helps drive today's business builders with the most intelligent and flexible cloud-enabled software, support and advice to manage everything from money to people.

Daily, more than 13,000 Sage colleagues in 23 countries work with a thriving global community of over 3 million entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers to champion the success of business builders everywhere. And as a FTSE 100 business, we are passionate about doing business the right way, supporting our local communities through the Sage Foundation.

Sage – a market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world's entrepreneurs. www.sage.com

GoCardless

GoCardless is the UK's leading Direct Debit solution, making it simple and cost-effective for businesses of all sizes to take recurring payments. Integrated into all the major accounting software platforms including Xero, Sage and QuickBooks, GoCardless automates invoice payments and reconciliation, saving time and money previously spent chasing unpaid bills. At just 1% fees per transaction capped at £2 with no hidden costs or minimum contract, join over 20,000 businesses ensuring they gets paid on time every time.

Starbox

No fuss tax advice for rising stars...

Starbox
is a team of specialist accountants who in 2011 started to help out some prolific YouTubers whose earnings were growing as fast as their viewing stats. We now look after a portfolio of rising stars and social influencers and help to keep their finances simple.

We can help you achieve your goals by providing excellent business advice and identifying opportunities that will improve the structure of your business, or your personal finances, in the most tax efficient way.

Harvest

At Harvest, we understand how much a company's reputation matters…which is why when we devise cost-effective, focused, public relations programmes we always remember that our own reputation is on the line.

With offices in Hampshire and Buckinghamshire, and working for a multi-sector b2b client list across the UK and internationally, we join up every area of marketing communications, including video and live streaming, to ensure our clients stand out from the crowd.

Rocketspark and The Digital Doctor

Rocketspark is a UK hosted website builder that makes it easy for anyone to build a great looking website and keep it updated with fresh content. The Digital Doctor is an Approved Rocketspark Partner who can design your website for you and help you succeed online with a great digital strategy.

Rocketspark is great web solution for:
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Professional Services
  • Hair and beauty salons
  • Independent retailers wanting to sell online
  • Construction and trade services
  • B & B's and boutique hotels

Irwin Mitchell LLP

At Irwin Mitchell we act for businesses through the lifecycle from first-time entrepreneurs to mature, profit making organisations. Whether you are a disruptive tech business or a more traditional company looking to harness innovation in a collaborative way, we have the expertise to deliver the right solution for you. As a full service firm we also advise individuals behind these businesses on personal matters whilst helping them to manage and safeguard their personal wealth.

We are committed to showcasing the South as a regional powerhouse for innovation and collaboration whilst offering tailored support to the individuals and businesses that are positively affecting change.

Good Till

Good Till is one of the UK's most intuitive and affordable iPad POS (point of sale) systems, giving you the power to manage and grow your business with ease. Our many happy customers, ranging from local shops to multi-site operations across the UK, Ireland and Europe, can now run their businesses more efficiently with Good Till's easy to use features.

We provide a free of charge integration with XERO which is quick and easy, saving you time, resource and leading to higher levels of accuracy in business reporting. All you need is our Good Till Software EPOS software and active Xero account.

FUTRLI

FUTRLI is cloud software that gives businesses, accountants and advisors tomorrow's insights, today. The company has >16,000 subscribers in over 100 countries. The platform seamlessly integrates with Xero and Intuit (QuickBooks Online) as well as connecting to others. It integrates Forecasting, Dashboards, KPIs, Alerts, Business Monitoring, Consolidation (Reporting & Forecasting) all in one place to help businesses forecast tomorrow, understand today and action a better future.

FUTRLI has recently partnered with Wolters Kluwer in the UK and has offices in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Deputy

Deputy is an intuitive workforce management solution that makes it easy to roster employees, managetime and attendance, track performance, and improve workplace communication.

With apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, Deputy empowers a world of mobility, integratesbeautifully with leading business software like payroll and Point of Sale systems, and transforms theway businesses operate.

To learn more visit: www.deputy.com

Manu Online

Manu Online is for companies that need to support demanding manufacturing processes in their businesses. We connect to Xero to provide a complete system for your business operations and accounts. We believe that small businesses cannot grow without having proper process orientated business systems in place.

Platinum Business Magazine

Platinum Business Magazine is THE voice of business in the South East.

Sussex is one of the powerhouse regions of the country and deserves a business magazine with a fiercely independent editorial outlook, no poorly disguised advertorials, an informative and entertaining read and an editorial stance that speaks directly to business leaders across the entire South East region, regardless of the size of the company.

Our aim is to ensure the magazine is stylish, contemporary and national in appearance but with regional content.

BlueHub

BlueHub are experts at helping businesses grow and transitioning them to cloud based systems, cutting admin time from manual data entry and endless spreadsheets by introducing and training teams to use intuitive, automated programs for maximum productivity.

Through a thorough business process review, our consultants will help select the right cloud based programs, get them set up and integrate apps so data runs seamlessly through to the accounting platform.

Our highly experienced development team can create bespoke integrations to ensure existing business systems pass data to allow business owners to make informed decisions and react to market forces swiftly.

IT Document Solutions

IT Document Solutions is an award-winning, trusted provider of managed print and document solutions to businesses across the UK. We provide a structured and transparent approach to the printing and management of documents to reduce costs, reduce waste and improve efficiency and productivity. Our mission is to help clients achieve better value from their office technology by offering paper-less solutions that streamline and automate the workflow of documents.
  • Multi-functional devices and printers
  • Managed Print Services
  • Electronic document management
  • Document storage
  • Workflow solutions
  • Document security
  • Digital print solutions
To learn how we can help your business, please call 0207 101 0096 or email info@itdocumentsolutions.com

Wolters Kluwer

Using Wolters Kluwer technology, firms of all sizes have improved efficiency, increased client satisfaction and driven sustained practice growth. Our CCH Central integrated software suite covers tax, accounting, audit, practice management and document management and an innovative, cloud-based platform for client collaboration, messaging and document approval. Twinfield Online Accounting is simple enough for SMEs but handles multi-currency and group accounting.

Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has been supporting businesses and the people who run them since 1903.

As the UK's longest-running organisation for professional leaders, we are dedicated to supporting our members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

Gatwick Diamond Business

Our mission is to help you grow and evolve as a business. That also means supporting local business growth & providing a united voice in the Gatwick Diamond. We're aiming for excellence. Our method is proactive & determined. Our approach? Personal & engaging.

Satago

By giving small businesses the tools to automate this process, Satago can reduce the time and effort you spend on credit control and ultimately help you get paid faster.

Coast to Capital – Business Navigator Service

Coast to Capital is a unique business-led collaboration between the private, public and education sectors across a diverse area which includes the London Borough of Croydon, East Surrey, Gatwick Diamond, Brighton & Hove, Lewes and West Sussex.

At this event Coast to Capital will be promoting grant its fully funded Business Navigator Growth Hub service. The adviser team is dedicated to supporting your growth with individual help. There is also a searchable website and a team of Business Navigators who help you to identify the most relevant business support organisations.

Carpenter Box Wealth Management

You may be seeking reassurance during these uncertain times, or looking for specialist advice on a new investment opportunity. Carpenter Box Wealth Management offers a fresh approach to all of your financial planning requirements.

Our advisers are experts at formulating exclusive strategies, designed to meet your individual needs. From general financial planning to bespoke proposals for high or ultra-high net worth individuals and businesses, we have a solution that is right for you. We build strong relationships with our clients and whether your affairs are simple or complex, we create solutions that will leave you free to enjoy your future.

Intuit QuickBooks

Intuit QuickBooks is committed to powering prosperity around the world for consumers, small businesses and the self-employed through its ecosystem of innovative financial management solutions.

Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Accountant and QuickBooks Self-Employed which makes it easier for small businesses and self-employed individuals to manage their finances and Accountants to grow their practice. More information can be found at www.quickbooks.co.uk.

Exact

Exact builds business software for SMEs and their accountants. Our accounting and CRM offers the perfect tooling for any healthy business. Additionally, we provide integrated packages for SMEs in Manufacturing, Wholesale distribution and Professional services. We aim at specific business needs, providing an overview of today and insights into the opportunities of tomorrow.

Exact inspires businesses to grow. Our 1,600 employees love, share and support our customers` ambition. Like them, we aim high. Aspire to lead the way.

TransferMate Global Payments

TransferMate now boast one of the world's largest currency settlement networks that provides companies of all sizes and financial institutions with a payments engine to conduct cross border transfers globally – at top speed and lowest cost. Building on a 35,000 strong client base, TransferMate is becoming the partner of choice due to its investment and focus in product and regulation coverage, along with a clean company bill of health.

TransferMate's mission is to connect businesses across the world when sending and receiving international payments and disconnect the slow and fee levying banks in the middle.

Vend

Vend is cloud-based point-of-sale and retail management software that lets retailers run their business in-store, online, and on-the-go. Vend's software includes inventory management, Ecommerce, customer loyalty, and reporting analytics. Vend is trusted by retailers in over 140 countries and is used in more than 20,000 stores worldwide. For more information, please visit: http://www.vendhq.com.

AutoEntry

AutoEntry automates data entry of purchase and sales invoices, receipts, bank statements and more, providing significant time and cost savings. A trusted supplier to over 2,000 accounting firms, providing them with intelligent solutions for data entry automation.

Touch Financial

Touch Financial are an award winning asset based finance brokerage specialising in Invoice Finance. Being the largest invoice finance broker in the UK, Touch Financial help hundreds of businesses explore invoice financing options every year.

We are four time winners and have been twice highly commended as Asset Based Finance Broker of the Year from 2012 to 2016, awarded by the prestigious Business Moneyfacts. Find out more about us at www.touchfinancial.co.uk

simPRO Software Ltd

Designed by trade contractors for trade contractors, simPRO's job management software helps trade businesses work smarter, deliver exceptional service and maximise profitability. It streamlines everyday processes with intelligent features for estimating, maintenance and project management, scheduling and more. As simPRO is cloud-based, it can be accessed from anywhere, any time keeping the entire workforce connected in real time.

For more information about simPRO and its solutions, visit www.simprogroup.com.

Bibby Financial Services Ltd

Bibby Financial Services are the UK's largest independent invoice finance company and a trusted financial services partner to over 7,500 businesses in the country. Through our network of 18 local offices, we handle annual client turnover of £5 billion and in 2016, we advanced more than £3.1bn to UK businesses, helping them to grow.

Formed in 1982, we are a member of the Asset Based Finance Association and we support businesses in over 300 industry sectors.

Globally, we operate in 13 countries across Europe, North America and Asia. We have more than 1,300 employees and our teams support over 10,000 businesses worldwide, taking on a new client every 53 minutes.

Arthur Online

Arthur Online: simplifying the process of property management!
  • Multi-user interface brings you together with your tenants, contractors, agents and owners.
  • Ideally suited for 'single' and 'multi' unit properties, eg, houses, HMOs, blocks, etc
  • Gives your tenants peace of mind.
  • Full management capabilities from the app – work from anywhere, anytime.
  • Connects all users in a single platform meaning less stress and less work.
  • Integration with add-ons, eg, XERO.

Sutton Winson Ltd

Sutton Winson is one of the UK's leading independent Insurance Brokers and Risk Managers. We have an extensive knowledge of the market and the products available to suit your individual requirements.

For over 60 years, UK and global businesses have entrusted us to source and manage their insurance portfolios – firms that appreciate our understanding of their business, our attention to detail and benefits we bring.

We are one of the few brokers to offer in-house Claims handling and in-house Risk Management service. Come and see us at BITE 2017 to find out what we can do for your business.

Unleashed Software

For manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors that need efficient processes, Unleashed is an easy-to-use online supply chain management solution. With tools to support procurement, stock control, production and sales - all connected in real time to leading cloud accounting software Xero & Quickbooks Online.

For more information about Unleashed Software, visit https://www.unleashedsoftware.com/.

L&S Printing

Established in 1981, L&S is a family business that puts more than 30 years of care, craft and experience into every single project that comes through our doors. Today, from our premises in Worthing on the South Coast, we're able to plan, produce, print and distribute materials to clients all over the UK and the world. We're proud to work with some of the UK's biggest retail, finance and creative brands, as well as catering for the needs of smaller local businesses.

A modern print company backed by heritage, we combine traditional craft with cutting-edge technology to provide true end-to-end solutions for our clients. From creative and production right through to build and installation, we can do everything under one roof.

The Pensions Regulator

The Pensions Regulator is the UK regulator of work-based pension schemes. We work with trustees, employers, pension specialists and business advisers, giving guidance on what is expected of them.

We also have functions under legislation passed in 2008 and a statutory objective to maximise compliance with the employer duties under that legislation relating to automatic enrolment.

Our attendance at BITE is to offer employers support and capture your voice in respect of Automatic Enrolment.

Denbies Wine Estate

Denbies Wine Estate is England's largest single estate vineyard. Denbies was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK. The estate lies in the heart of the Surrey Hills, where Denbies produces internationally award winning excellent cool climate sparkling and still wines.

Denbies purpose built conference facilities and meeting rooms are an integral part of the working winery and vineyard, providing a complete range of versatile function rooms. Denbies offers a unique setting for your meeting which can be hired out for all occasions and with a choice of meeting rooms can accommodate from 6 to 500 delegates. Denbies is ideally located offering easy access from all major centres. Find out more at our website.

CitrusHR

CitrusHR is a fresh and modern support service for small companies. We provide HR support to ensure your business is kept legal and HR software that integrates with the leading cloud accounting software providers – Xero and Quickbooks.

Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by Natwest

Entrepreneurial Spark is the world's largest free business and people accelerator with 12 hubs around the UK. In partnership with Natwest, we provided a free program of coaching and enablement for start up and growing and scaling businesses. To date we have helped over 700 businesses stay in business, generated over £176m of investment and over £151m of turnover.

If you are a high growth business then come and visit us to find out how we can help you.

Capitalise.com

With 300+ lenders in the market, how do you find the right one?

Capitalise provides businesses and their advisors with access to a wide range of institutional lenders including high street banks, alternative lenders, and independent lenders to offer business finance to UK SMEs.

It's a quick, free and easy way to get the funding that best matches your business or clients' needs.

How it works
Capitalise.com matches your business profile to lenders' criteria. Use your Capitalise.com account to apply online, receive lending options quickly and follow your progress in real time.

Expensify

Expensify delivers cloud-based travel and expense management through a user-friendly web and mobile application. With direct integrations to accounting software and other workflow tools, Expensify is the industry-leader in expense and travel management.

Stopham Vineyard and Winery

Stopham Vineyard and Winery was planted in 2007 in The South Downs National Park. Although they make a lovely sparkling wine, they are known as still white wine specialists and produce notable aromatic wines made from their Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Bacchus and Rosé exclusively from their own grapes.

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