SFB are recruiting – Trainee Accountant AAT Level 3 or 4

Are you a Trainee Accountant looking for a new challenge?

At SFB no two days are the same. Your role will be varied, and as you progress through your training, you will be given the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients.

You will have a minimum of one year’s experience of working in a practice environment, but be looking to develop your skills at an innovative forward thinking firm. You will want to make a difference and help your clients to prosper and grow.

You will be part of a friendly, approachable team and will primarily be based at our Nuneaton office. However, there will be times when you will be required to work from our Coventry or Hinckley offices. You will have a dedicated mentor and will receive on-going support.

As a Trainee Accountant at SFB, you will be given opportunities you never thought were possible. A study package is available.

This position is a Full Time role working 37.5 hours per week.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter for the attention of Shelley Harvey to recruitment@sfb.uk.com.

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Last few spaces remaining!

Last few places remaining for the Hinckley Info2Grow FREE business event on Wednesday – REGISTER NOW!

To register for this FREE event, please email: events@sfb.uk.com


Dean Walton from Mask-arade “From Dragons Den to Harrods – The Mask-arade Story”

How three friends from the Midlands turned a daft idea in the pub into a £2 million business in just 6 years (with assistance from the Royal Family). Listen to their remarkable story as the Maskateers recount their Dragons Den experience, their celebrity encounters and the secrets behind their personalised and celebrity mask business.


This FREE event will also provide the opportunity for you to hear about:

• Getting your business ready for growth – Funded training from North Warwickshire & Hinckley College.

• The Digital High Street…don’t get left behind! – Jonathan White (Hinckley BID).

• In-store v Online Sales – Q&A Session with successful retailer Gaynor Johnson (The Lingerie Company).

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Date: Wednesday 25th March 2015

Time: 5pm – 7.30pm

Venue: The Green Rooms, Hinckley Masonic Hall, St. Mary’s Road, Hinckley, LE10 1EQ

The event will be chaired by Shelley Harvey, Stewart, Fletcher & Barrett Chartered Accountants. A panel of business experts will also be around to provide advice before and after the presentations.

To register for this FREE event, please email: events@sfb.uk.com


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Last chance to book your place!


    Hinckley Business Association

March 2015 Event

Please join us for this early evening buffet event to hear about how social media can enhance your business and the latest on data protection and privacy issues for businesses

followed by an inspirational talk from Ben McBean

Ben McBean

Venue: The Grove Suite, Sketchley Grange Hotel, Burbage, Hinckley, LE10 3HU
Time: 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Date: Tuesday 17th March 2015

To book places for you and your guests: Please RSVP to Adam Carvell by emailing events@sfb.uk.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

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National Apprenticeship Week in Coventry and Warwickshire

National Apprenticeship Week runs from Monday 9th March 9 to Friday 13th March. Coventry and Warwickshire businesses, colleges and organisations are celebrating with a wide range of events, promoting apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) is co-ordinating the highest ever number of activities to mark the week-long promotion of the benefits apprenticeships can bring to businesses however large or small.

Events in Coventry include Midland Group Training Services holding an Open Evening to promote engineering apprenticeships to young people and parents at its Technical Centre in Gulson Road, Stoke, on Tuesday, March 10 between 4pm and 7pm.

Over in Warwickshire, the activities include Warwickshire College Group organising a breakfast event for construction businesses to find out more about hiring apprenticeships on Wednesday, March 11 from 7.30am to 8.30am at Rugby College, Technology Drive, Rugby.

Marion Plant, chairman of the CWLEP Jobs & Skills Business Group and chief executive and principal of North Warwickshire and Hinckley College and South Leicestershire College, said apprenticeships were a valued part of the workforce and more young people as well as businesses were aware of their importance.

She said: “There is no doubt that businesses from SMEs to blue-chip companies place a great deal of emphasis on recruiting apprentices because they are aware of the importance of training the next generation in the skills they need.

“National Apprenticeship Week is focused on urging more small businesses to recruit apprentices, promoting the range and breadth of apprenticeships on offer including those at higher level within global companies and celebrating apprenticeships and the level of success that learners can achieve.

For a full list of events taking place during National Apprenticeship Week in Coventry and Warwickshire, visit http://www.cwlep.com

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From Dragons’ Den to Harrods! Find out more at our Info2Grow Hinckley event on 25th March!

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Job Opportunity at SFB – Office Administrator (Marketing)

The successful candidate will be part of a small team based primarily at our Nuneaton office.

The Role

The marketing division delivers an exciting schedule of activities. The office administrator will provide support by undertaking a variety of duties including:

• Preparing client correspondence including letters, newsletter and customer surveys.
• Maintaining client and prospect data on the Maximizer CRM system.
• Organising meetings and taking minutes as required.
• Providing support for events – including collation of packs, delegate lists and name badges.
• Liaising with clients to obtain testimonials and customer feedback.
• Managing supplies of marketing materials, equipment and stationery.
• To collate, record and analyse data and information.
• To manage incoming/outgoing mail.
• Other office duties including managing meeting rooms, making refreshment and reception cover.

The Person

The ideal person will have experience in the following areas:
• Good literacy and numeracy skills.
• Excellent telephone and interpersonal skills.
• Experience of using a CRM system to handle and process computerised information.
• To be able to analyse and interpret information to identify trends and draw meaningful conclusions.
• To be able to communicate, in person and/or in writing, a variety of information to a range of people.
• The ability to work under pressure including meeting deadlines and dealing with interruptions.
• Have a positive, cheerful and friendly ‘can-do’ attitude.
• Ability to efficiently use a variety of software packages e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel & Publisher.
• To be able to use a keyboard with some precision and speed.
• Experience of mail merging documents.

To apply for this post, please email us your CV with a covering letter (including salary expectations) to events@sfb.uk.com. The closing date is Friday 27th March 2015.

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SFB are exhibiting at Chamber Expo!

On Friday 13th March, SFB will be exhibiting at Coventry & Warwickshire’s Chamber of Commerce Business & Trade Expo held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

We shall be exhibiting alongside 120 local businesses from a wide range of sectors including engineering and manufacturing, financial services, professional services and leisure and tourism.
Over 500 visitors are expected at the event, providing the perfect opportunity to expand your business network and gain new contacts. There will be seminars throughout the day and an Export themed Breakfast; for more information please visit http://www.cwexpo.co.uk

Drop in and visit our stand between 10am – 3pm – It’s free!

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