Mark Lloydbottom, FCA
Over a range of four free online training Mark provided an in-depth overview of the IGNITE Practice Management programme. I was really pleased with his approach – there was a considerable amount of value in these workshops which gained very favourable feedback from our members. These sessions were all recorded and this enabled members to relisten to the workshops as well as those who were unable to attend on the day.
The sessions included member surveys and opportunities for a member panel to share their own views and experiences.
On a personal note, Mark has worked with SAICA for over 10 years and his workshops have always received high praise and positive feedback from our members.
Would I recommend you consider engaging Mark to introduce these free online sessions? 100% YES.
Jeanne Viljoen, Project Director: Practices, SAICA Practices
“Mark has lectured our firms here in Uganda over the past two years. His courses are all highly rated. The feedback from members has been exceptional. His insights are truly enlightening, and his style assured and impactful.”
Mark Omona, Technical Director, ICPAU (Uganda)
“Ever since I met Mark, I imagined that he was such a spectacular trainer. While I thought he was so good with in-person sessions, the practitioners’ workshop we held virtually was quite amazing – very nice presentations, clear and well explained course materials etc. As the organizer of the event, the feedback I received from most of the participants testify to that. Keep it up Mark and continue with the good work. Participants will surely Double Their Incomes!”
Sunday Kalisa, Director Professional Development Services – ICPAR (Rwanda Institute)
“Mark`s insight on how to manage yourself and the accountancy business was an immense help for all our South African partners. Mark has outstanding and up to date knowledge and delivery.If you want your partners challenged and get them to start thinking out the box, then you should look no further than Mark`s seminar and workshop range on practice management “
Butch Abbott, Chairman, PKF South Africa
“Mark is a great source of practical advice which he shares in a very relaxed manner. His insights will provoke thought and drive revenue and profits. It is always a pleasure to work with this thoroughly engaging and knowledgeable gentleman.”
TD O’Neill, of TD O’Neill & Co, Cork, Ireland
“Mark is a captivating and wise mentor who singularly nudged our business back on the right path to reset us on the most appropriate foundation for a successful and thriving accounting practice. His intuition, experience, knowledge and network in this area is profound and his insight into the future of the accountant indispensable.”
Candice Mullins of the Tax House, Grahamstown, South Africa
“I have worked with Mark for over 15 years engaging with him as a consultant, mentor and sound friend. His advice is practical and straightforward. Listen and put in to action what he advises – those are the easy bits. Understanding the future of the profession and its direction – are the difficult bits. You will soon see that Mark has it spot on. Take note.”
Robert Frith of Frith & Co, Surrey, UK
“I attended Mark Lloydbottom’s powerful Double Your Income course on improving income. Accountants tend to deliver their services in traditional ways overlooking what clients need to help them with their business. The internal actions required to deliver a better client service leading to improve income are logical and easy to implement once made aware with great clarity by Mark.”
Malcolm Traviss of Traviss & Co, Liphook, Hampshire, UK
“Mark’s practical insights for accounting firms are clear, easy to follow and commercial. His knowledge and passion for the profession have long been self-evident. I know he means it when he says he wants to leave the profession better than he started in it. There’s no hype in Mark’s work and he has an easy to follow style that makes his advice compelling and easy to follow. I’m very happy to recommend his management training as being by far the very best.”
Mark Lee, Mentor for accountants
“I can’t say enough about how Mark has positively impacted my professional career. His insights, experience and teachings helped me transform my accounting practice that I subsequently sold at a great profit. I highly recommend jumping at the opportunity to learn from Mark.”
Erik Solbakken, CPA, CA, Canada
“I have known Mark for a number of years having heard him lecture numerous times. His enthusiasm is boundless and his knowledge of the subject is second to none. He keeps things real and makes you think about ordinary things in a different way. When organising practice management type lectures for conferences, Mark is my “go to” man.”
Barry Leibovitch, Chartered Accountants Chair, London, UK
“Mark Lloydbottom is unquestionably a globally recognised practice management expert for accountants. Over the last 25 years based on his unique insights as partner in practice and his subsequent roles as an advisor and consultant to the profession, he has provided meaningful and transformative support to hundreds of accountants and their practices.
One of the difficulties with practice management is that there is a lot of common sense and no magic formula. If there is no magic why isn’t everyone doing it? The difference between Mark and some gurus in the field is that he acknowledges that there is no “get-rich-quick approach” for accountants. Mark works from a place of integrity and honesty to create meaningful change in how we work and think. He helps firms develop the personal relationships that form the basis of our profession.
As the world changes how they interact with their accountants and business advisors Mark keeps ahead of the field and his core values remain at the heart of true success. When Mark speaks accountants should listen.”
Des O’Neill, Founder, OmniPro, Ireland
“Mark’s curiosity, entrepreneurial insight and common sense approach to business has made him a powerful force in the management of public accounting firms all across the globe. He brings over 30 years of practical experience and keen observation to the profession, and hundreds – if not thousands – of firms have benefitted from his ideas. I’ve known Mark for most of his consulting career, have learned a tremendous amount from him and am proud to call him a friend.”
Mike Platt, Inside Public Accounting, USA
“Mark Lloydbottom is one of the most creative minds in the management and marketing of professional service firms. I have had the privilege of working with him for over 20 years and I learn something useful from every interaction. I endorse him whole-heartedly, unreservedly and enthusiastically.”
David Cottle, Consultant and co-author of Clients 4Life
“Wow – it seems like yesterday when I met Mark as he led a marketing retreat that I attended early in my career. From the start he inspired me with his depth of knowledge, cutting edge insight and positive energy. He continues to amaze me with his wisdom, creativity and love of the profession. I am proud to call him a role model, mentor and friend. Oh, how thankful I am for that chance meeting in Seattle 20 years ago!”
Tracy Crevar Warren, The Crevar Group, USA and Switzerland
“Having worked with Mark over many years, I know that his wise counsel is greatly appreciated by all who have been privileged to experience it. His unique style has enabled many to see that improvement is readily achievable.”
Ken McManus, Assistant Director, Practice Support, ICAS
“The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants engaged Mark to lead a number of our annual Practice Management Conferences and a number of workshops on practice management. Mark’s enthusiastic, honest and insightful presentations were extremely well received by our members who rated his knowledge of the subject, presentation style and audience interaction a staggering 95%! I believe that based purely on his seminar, firms could increase their net income per partner by 6-15%. It is always a pleasure working with Mark, and I recommend him to any practice, accounting association or Institute that is looking to hear a speaker who I can assure you will bring insight and wisdom to any conference.”
Bridgitte Kriel,[Former] Project Director: Small and Medium Practices, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
“Mark has been a highly influential figure to many of us over the years, helping us to build better businesses based on his genuine interest and concern about the profession and that of the professionals within it. A strong, ethical, commercial and principled thinker, Mark continues to leave an impression on the market, and here at PracticeWEB in the way we work.”
Richard Sergeant, [Former] Managing Director, PracticeWEB
“Mark has consulted with ABG and throughout this time gained the trust and respect of the partner group. His common sense and insightful approach combined with his passion and integrity have been of great value in helping us all focus on what to do to grow our firm.”
Paul Berlyn, Managing Partner, ABG
“Mark has been a trusted conference facilitator for Charter Group who has over a number of years delivered seminars to our members both at conferences and in-house. His insights have always been deeply challenging and have contributed to our members being able to bring a Defining Edge into their understanding of how to better manage their firms.”
Gary Corbett, [Former] Head of CharterGroup
“Our business relationship spans 20 years. Mark’s numerous practice development seminars to my London-based CPD group were always thought provoking and practical. Mark’s vision about the accountancy profession is always miles ahead. I look forward to working alongside Mark in the next 20 years.”
Jaffer Manek, CEO of Affilica International, InPractice Software
“It has been a privilege to have Mark as our consultant for the last few years. His wise advice in planning our long term strategy and then regular guidance to help us achieve those goals has been the catalyst that has moved our business to a new level.”
Margaret Thornton, Managing Partner, Morgan Cameron
“One of the most important factors in launching a trade exhibition is to have experts in the industry believe in what you are trying to achieve and help you achieve it. Mark has always been a guiding light in this instance and has also contributed to the event by delivering his awesome keynote presentations. I very much value our relationship and hope it continues for many years to come.”
Scott Hider, Managing Director, Accountex
“No-one can accurately forecast what accountants will face in the coming years. However, firms who embrace change will be the ones to prosper. Mark’s suggestions on how to make the most of technological advances, globalisation and a cost conscious culture will help you enhance your client relationships whilst building successful and profitable practices for the future”.
Vicki Banthorpe, [Former] Managing Director, SWAT
“Mark is one of the really good guys! His knowledge and experience in the accounting sector have made him a true thought-leader for the industry. Sharing best practice from a lifetime of experience as a founder, manager and consultant to the sector, his work has become a must read for every ambitious business owner and practitioner.”
Tom Dunkerley, Managing Director, Sift Media
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