The Alternative Accountancy Audit Summit

5-6 March, 2025
Wyboston Lakes Resort, Bedfordshire

Helping you navigate through the challenges in auditing

Auditing faces many challenges. And the way ahead is unclear. To help offer some clarity, Alternative Events has launched a dedicated half-day event for accountancy audit leaders and partners. The aim, to share knowledge and to chart a strategic path through the audit crisis.

The Alternative Accountancy Audit Summit attendees start the 5 March alongside the Alternative Accountancy Management Summit attendees, and in the afternoon take part in exclusive Audit Summit content. The summit is co-located with the Alternative Accountancy Tech Summit on the morning of Tuesday 6 March.

We have created a programme designed for and by audit firm leaders, dedicated to solving these audit problems.

If you are an audit partner or managing partner in a top 300 UK accountancy firm we’d love you to join us.

Delegates attend for free, which includes dinner and overnight accommodation.

Be part of something special

Watch our highlights reel from the co-located Accountancy Management Summit 2024

Reasons you should attend

Making audit more profitable

Get strategies to help make audit more profitable

The accountancy audit programme will discuss potential solutions to the problems that keep audit profit margins down and audit partners awake at night.

Understand how you can optimise AI for audit

Ignore the media hype. Join us for a grown-up conversation on AI and how you can leverage it for maximum value.

Group therapy sessions

Get insight into your peers’ audit challenges

In ‘group therapy’ for audit roundtable sessions, audit leaders share their strategies, successes (and failures) to help you navigate the audit challenges you face.

Learn how to make auditing a more attractive career proposition

Get insights on how to make auditing “the career of choice” and attract and retain high quality auditors.

Networking with other similar sized and forward-thinking practices.

Sarah Slade

Digital Development Manager, Ensors Accountants

Hearing from other firms with similar challenges and about solutions.

Jonathan Booty

IT Systems Manager, Bulley Davey Limited

Superbly organised, clearly a lot of thought and preparation had gone into the setup which gave the event a real buzz. Most impressive was the level of high profile delegates that attended.

Warren Munson

Founder, Evolve Members

It’s a great conference that is now reflecting some of the best ideas that the profession has to offer in the professional development space. And CPD too!

Paul Richmond

Law and Accounting Sector Expert

Fantastic day, fully packed agenda, great job by all.

Maria Mason

Partner, BDO UK LLP

A very valuable experience, with great connections made and I look forward to the 2025 event!

Karen Wardell

Partner, Moore Kingston Smith LLP

The only industry event that’s a must do

Jim Brown

Partner, Blick Rothenberg

I hope you continue to ensure the programme is set by the attendees and their agenda. Too many events are driven by vendors and exhibitors. One of the unique and refreshing things about this programme was that it seemed to be very much set by the customers.


The event was a big success for us. As first-time exhibitors we didn’t know exactly what to expect, but it exceeded our expectations. We had great conversations with a large number of firms

Lachlan Macindoe

VP Marketing, Karbon

A very positive exhibiting experience and a great environment to connect with new and existing firms

Gavin Sneddon

Account Director, Dot HQ

The event was great, the format of vendors, speakers and delegates worked perfectly and the conversations we had were very productive

Olivia Gates

Enterprise Executive, Suralink

We had high hopes being new exhibitors, and these were simply met – great conversations with exactly the size and quality of firms we are targeting. The content of the sessions was A+ too.

Ian Cooper

Head of UK Operations, FYI

Seniority of delegates – all were the decision makers. The way the event was structured with plenty of opportunities for networking and making connections. Just the right balance between plenary sessions, breakouts and networking. I’ve never seen this done so well at a conference before. The app was also very good.

Williams Lee

Really buzzy, a constant stream of busyness (and business!) The right people, engaged and genuinely interested in our product. Food and drinks were great, nice healthy options and hotel accommodation nice. Also a strong range of speakers and panel talks.

Zoe Jackson


The venue was spacious and perfect for networking. The food was amazing. All the organisers were friendly and helpful.

Wolters Kluwer

Hearing from other firms with similar challenges and about solutions.

Jonathan Booty

IT Systems Manager, Bulley Davey Limited

Networking with other similar sized and forward-thinking practices.

Sarah Slade

Digital Development Manager, Ensors Accountants

Honest sharing of information and struggles of other professionals.

Ercan Demiralay

Partner, Wellers

Meeting people going through the same challenges and size is relevant – meeting great new people.

Rebecca Trudgett

Director, Switchfoot Accounting Limited

Hearing that the larger accountancy firms had made the same decision as I had on their choice of practice software.

Jessica Pillow

Managing Director, Pillow May

I thought that all the speakers were excellent, and the topics were very relevant to the conference.

Ian Thomas

IT Manager, Bevan Buckland LLP

Understanding where everybody else is on the journey to a new age of accounting. It was useful to validate our challenges against those faced by other organisations.

Stuart Seed

IT Manager, MHA Moore and Smalley

Excellent keynotes. Breakouts were a great opportunity to hear others’ experiences of the journeys we wish to embark on or are already going through and discuss the challenges and successes that they and we have had along the way. Speaking to sponsors and networking with other delegates.

Kylie Grant

Project Director, Menzies LLP

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