As many of you will already know, Harris Black is a member of the Brentnalls Affiliation. The affiliation is a network of like-minded, independent Chartered Accounting firms across Australia and New Zealand. Member firms are in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hamilton VIC, Perth and Auckland NZ. Harris Black has been part of this dynamic group of professionals for over 20 years. Each of the firms in the affiliation have a similar passion for improving client service and striving for best practice in all areas of business.
On Thursday 11 November 2021, the Directors and Practice Manager (Kimberley Ward) attended the second Brentnalls’ conference for 2021. Normally, this conference would be held over 2 days, however this was reduced to one day as it was again held virtually.
The morning session allowed each firm to present their successes, challenges and goals for the past and upcoming 6-month period. The afternoon session focused on benchmarking and comparing our financial and operational data. In between the sessions, we were able to join zoom rooms which allocates attendees to smaller groups and allows for the conversations we would normally have in a face to face setting.
The evening took us to Hellenika for a Harris Black dinner where conference attendees and their spouses enjoyed a beautiful meal and some well-deserved beverages. All in the Brentnalls Affiliation are looking forward to the first conference for 2022 which, fingers crossed, will be held in Adelaide, giving us the opportunity to return to the normal format and enjoy time with our colleagues.