OrbisEnergy Business Skills Series: HR & Innovative Accountancy

Event Date: Tuesday April 19, 2016
Event Time: 08.00 - 10.00
Event Venue: OrbisEnergy, Wilde Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XH


OrbisEnergy in association with Lovewell Blake, one of the region’s leading accountants, business advisers and financial planners, are running a series of business skills advice seminars tailored to the energy sector, and delivered by specialists with inside knowledge to help you take your business further.

Whether your goal is growth through marketing or increasing efficiency in resourcing, our series covers a wealth of subjects to help you drive your business forward.

Business skills will give you tips and advice from industry experts, spread across a series of seminars, each focussing on a different theme.

This event focuses on HR with guest speaker Gemma Chapman of Lovewell Blake and Innovative Accountancy with guest speaker James Shipp of Lovewell Blake.

The session will focus on the broad range of issues affecting companies in the local energy sector. From trading overseas for the first time to down scaling your operations, the business life cycle will be explored. There are specific tax incentives available to businesses developing new technology and specific VAT rules if you are undertaking work offshore. Make the taxman work for you and benefit from the incentives whilst keeping your house in order. Accounting systems are moving into the Cloud and James will also be talking about this trend and the benefits it could have for your business.

The events will include a breakfast, along with the opportunity to network with like-minded industry professionals.


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The Team

Katie Snell

Having worked within the property department for 9 years, I have had the pleasure of working within the majority of the Nwes sites in the Norfolk and Waveney area. For the last 2.5 years I have been based at OrbisEnergy and more recently as Senior Coordinator overlooking the renewable hub and team.

Devon Mills

Devon has joined the team at OrbisEnergy as an Administration Coordinator in November 2014 and more recently a Centre Coordinator in January 2016. Having previously worked within various customer service roles she is pleased to be able to apply her skills and knowledge to her position at OrbisEnergy.

She is keen to build a strong understanding within the Offshore Renewable industry, whilst being able to develop a good mind for business and sales.

Johnathan Reynolds

Johnathan is responsible for all aspects of business and supply chain development for the flagship innovation and incubation centre for offshore renewables in the east of England, OrbisEnergy.

Matthew Holden

Matt’s role is Technical Support Manager, his main duty is leading the European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing Project (ECOWindS, www.ecowinds.eu) on behalf of Nwes. In addition to ECOWindS Matt’s role is provide support for the property team and to carry out specific project work.

John Balch

John is Managing Director of Nautilus, Director of Nwes and Hub Director of OrbisEnergy and Beacon Innovation Centre. He is a mechanical engineer and has broad experience gained over 40 years in the international offshore industry.

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