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Successful Sage 2010 seminar for local businesses


Paul Donno & Co Ltd and NatWest Bank Haverhill recently hosted a highly successful seminar for local businesses at the Days Inn, Haverhill.

Over thirty delegates attended the event to listen to presentations on cashflow management, Sage 50 Accounts 2010 and the availability of funding and bank facilities.

Paul Donno from Paul Donno & Co Ltd comments, "We were very pleased with the level of interest in the seminar. There were representatives from over twenty local companies and organisations and the feedback on the day and after the event was very positive.  I think most people came away learning something and feeling that it had been worth their while to take the time out to attend."

Paul Donno & Co Ltd has a long established and close working relationship with Sage, they are the only accountant in the local area accredited by Sage to sell, install and provide training on Sage 50 Accounts, Sage Payroll and ACT!  The firm has recently been invited to join the exclusive Sage Accountant Partner Programme - with a membership of just 100 partners the initiative is available to only the most proactive and progressive accountancy practices in the country.

Sage (UK) supported the seminar by providing a trainer to explain how the latest version of Sage could be used to help businesses operate more effectively. June Horne from Sage (UK) Ltd demonstrated a number of the features including how to utilise integration tools with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel; SagePay - which makes it easier for customers to pay; and online submission and payment of VAT returns at the touch of a button.  It was clear from June's demonstration that this latest version of Sage has been developed and designed with efficiency in mind.

John Rolls and Trevor Walker from NatWest Bank discussed the different types of funding available for small businesses, including the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG).  Trevor Walker dispelled some of the myths surrounding the EFG and made it very clear what this type of funding could be used for and the type of companies who were eligible to apply. 

More familiar types of funding were also outlined including overdrafts, asset finance and invoice funding. John Rolls explains, "The banks do have money to lend to viable businesses.  At NatWest if you have a well run account and are able to provide comprehensively presented management accounts and financial projections we are more than happy to talk to you about your lending requirements, just make an appointment at your local branch. "

If you would like more information about Sage 50 Accounts 2010 please contact Sandra Imrie on 01787 281688, email or visit



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