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Mental Health Week: An Evening With Mark Lawson

In aid of Rethink Mental Illness ...



In support of Mental Health Week 2017, Essendon Accounts & Tax are hosting an evening with journalist, broadcaster and author, Mark Lawson, promoting Rethink Mental Illness ...

In support of Mental Health Week come and enjoy an evening with Mark Lawson!

In support of Mental Health Week come and enjoy an evening with Mark Lawson!

The evening is on Thursday 18th May and is being held from 5:30pm at the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club in Paulerspury, Northamptonshire. Mark's talk includes an interesting offer from Dolly Parton, a shaggy dog story from a famous writer and why Russell Crowe walked out of their Radio 4 interview.

Mark will answer questions on a broad range of subjects and will talk about his latest novel The Allegations which has received rave reviews from the media.

"Mental Health is a subject that is close to my own heart!"

As a business godparent, many of my clients trust me enough to open up with their problems in a way that they couldn't with any other advisor. I personally helped Mark through a difficult time (check out the video below for his thoughts on that).

It's when my clients simply can't cope with their business and have got in a mess that I'm needed the most. I listen sympathetically, know how to push or chase them carefully and get them back on track after making order out of their chaos.

As a real-world example, it was early evening when a client called my mobile phone, obviously distressed. His wife had just received an unexpected tax bill for thousands of pounds from HMRC.

Wading through the noise, I learned that HMRC was asking for extra tax payments, but the calculations on the face of it sounded wrong. Although nothing could be done that evening, the key was to take control and reassure the couple, keep them calm and then open up communication with the Revenue to have the calculations corrected and if possible a payment plan put in place for the correct liability.

And it worked. The couple were greatly relieved, HMRC corrected their mistake downwards and a simple payment plan was put in place.

And that's what I love about my client relationships; it gives me great satisfaction to know that they trust me enough to open up to me with (sometimes) some pretty serious issues that cause massive amounts of stress in their own lives and their relationships.

Which is why I support Rethink Mental Illness and why we're hosting the evening with Mark Lawson next week. Why don't you come along? It's going to be a fascinating event listening to someone who is articulate and funny.

"It costs just £24 per person!"

Call me on 01908 774320 or click here to send me an email enquiry and one of my team will be in touch with you to confirm your booking.

Until next time ...

Business Godparent

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More about Roger Eddowes ...

Roger trained at Edward Thomas Peirson & Sons in Market Harborough before working at Hartwell & Co, followed by Chancery, as a partner. He started Essendon Accounts and Tax with Helen Beaumont in 2014 as a general practitioner with a hands-on approach.

Roger loves getting his hands dirty, working with emerging, small-to-medium and family businesses to ensure they receive the best possible accountancy advice. Roger utilises an extensive network of business contacts to leverage the best guidance and practical solutions.