Mazars launches new digital magazine Insight Out
Insight Out, the new monthly magazine produced by Mazars launches on Thursday 8 September 2011. Editor, Deborah Benn explains what the magazine is all about.
With issues relevant to the finance and business communities, Insight Out features news, case studies, interviews and sector reports, providing readers with the very latest information required to grow and manage a successful business.
Here, the editor, Deborah Benn explains what the magazine is all about.
Time to get talking
Fascinating as they are, statistics don’t often tell the whole story. Guiding clients and the wider business community through the difficulties of running a business or working for a major company is equally about ideas; it’s about being approachable; it’s about talking.
When times are as tough as they are now, then finding out what issues your peers think are important and picking up ideas on how to increase the productivity and profitability of a business are not only useful, they may just turn out to be essential.
As we welcome you to the first issue of Insight Out, we hope to provide you with a little bit more than the traditional facts and figures normally provided by an accountancy firm. Then again, Mazars is no run of the mill accountancy firm. The range of experience it has in acting for small businesses right through to global organisations gives them knowledge at a local as well as international level. As Senior Partner David Evans points out in his opening video address, it is a platform from which Mazars is able to use its independence, technical expertise and experience to inform the business community in a more thought provoking and interesting way.
Indeed in our first issue we have explored how human rights is set to become a more integrated part of the audit function, as well as the policies companies need to adopt before embarking on any international expansion programme. There is also a focus on continued professional development with the inclusion of a webinar series explaining regulatory issues in an education format. In the first webinar we have tackled the Bribery Act.
Our theme this month is on the banking and finance sector where we have focused on aspects of the current regulatory onslaught that are keeping companies awake at night. We also have an exclusive interview with the chief executive of Handelsbanken, Anders Bouvin, who unlocks the secrets of how the bank is making a profit where others in this sector are struggling.
Other topics include restructuring your business, the latest on employee benefits and a look at what makes the business heart of Birmingham tick. And for the purists there are also articles from experts within Mazars explaining tax and regulatory issues.
We hope you agree the insights provided are useful and go the extra mile. If you have any comments to make on what we have said or indeed would like a topic covered in a future issue then please let us know using the email below. We are here to listen. We are here to talk!
To register, visit www.insightoutmagazine.com
Subscription to Insight Out is completely free-of-charge, and an essential read for everybody who receives it.