Eddie was ranked 55th in the world which qualified him as the only GB applicant for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
With the UK firmly backing the plasterer from Gloucestershire, Eddie took to the slopes followed by a whirlwind of international press and media.
Eddie competed in the 70m and 90m jump events but unfortunately came last in both events.
Although he did not win an Olympic medal, he did win a place in the hearts of spectators all around the globe. This was ultimately due to his lack of success, but more importantly, his pure determination and ‘have a go’ attitude.
We Hope You’re Ready For An Inspirational Talk Like No Other!
Brad Burton Will Be Joining Our Event This Year To Give You The Full Experience Of One Of His Excellent Talks NO Pause or Rewind” Every single decision you’ve ever made in your life has brought you to this moment... the moment where you are reading this.
Brad Burton is the UK’s #1 Motivational Business Speaker. However, he left school with no qualifications and spent years on benefits before starting his own
business in 2006. With £25,000 in debt, he was delivering pizzas at weekends to help keep his
business afloat. 17 years on, that business; 4Networking, ran over 5,000+ business networking meetings each year (prior to covid) with 1000’s of members.
Brad is also the highest rated & reviewed 5* Amazon business author. With four best-selling business books under his belt, he knows his stuff. An entertaining, humorous, thought provoking, high energy, motivational speaker, you’ll find out that winning at life is a whole lot more important than coming first in business.
Mary Schaeffer, AP Now’s Founder, has been creating content around the AP function for 20+ years. This material takes the form of a twice-a-week free ezine, a weekly podcast, the AP Now YouTube channel with 450+ videos, a monthly newsletter, a variety of courses for accountants and AP professionals, and numerous webinars. She is also the author of 20+ business books.
Schaeffer served on the Business Payments Coalition and Federal Reserve’s Remittance Delivery Assessment Work Group, and is currently a member of Nacha’s ACH Network Advisory Panel. Schaeffer has been named a Top 100 AP Influencer for the last three years by the prestigious AP Association, a global organization headquartered in the UK.
She also received the Well-Being for Others award from them in 2021 and was named Top AP Influencer in 2022.
She has a BS in Mathematics and an MBA in Finance. Before founding AP Now, she worked in corporate finance and treasury for Continental Grain (Cash Manager) Equitable Life, now AXA (Assistant Treasurer) and O&Y (Financial Risk Manager).
With over a decade of experience fixing your dirty data, Susan Walsh is the Classification Guru.
Susan is Founder and Managing Director of The Classification Guru Ltd, a specialist data classification, taxonomy and data cleansing consultancy. She is an industry thought leader, TEDx speaker, DataIQ100 2022 & 2023, DataIQ Data Champion 2022, author of ‘Between the Spreadsheets: Classifying and Fixing Dirty Data’ and the “Fixing Dirty Data – The Basics of Data Cleaning” course. She’s also the creator of the COAT philosophy.
Susan and her team bring clarity and accuracy to data for procurement teams and beyond; helping teams work more effectively and efficiently; and cutting through the jargon to address the issues of dirty data and its consequences in an entertaining and engaging way.
Susan is passionate about helping you find the value in cleaning your ‘dirty data’ and raising awareness of the consequences of ignoring these issues.
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Join us for the largest Accounts Payable Conference in Europe, with a full day of panels and workshops before an evening of celebration, good food and entertainment. Choose between the full experience with a Conference and Awards Gala Dinner ticket, or opt to attend the Conference only.
With over a decade of experience within Accounts Payable, working for some leading companies within the UK, her passion to drive and motivate the industry led to Kat becoming the Head of Education at the Accounts Payable Association.Read more
Karen is a Director and recruiting expert for the Accountancy & Finance recruitment division at Hays UK&I. She provides strategic leadership to a team of over 300 accountancy and finance recruitment professionals across over 90 offices.Read more
John is a leading expert in improvement programmes helping inspire people to be the best they can be.Read more
Lubnah’s passion is to drive change through people, process and systems whilst challenging the status quo and her drive to see things through to completion has made her a force to be reckoned with in the industry.Read more
Nicola has worked in Accounts Payable and Credit Control for more years than not, gaining hands on experience in a variety of roles. After a brief spell in a process improvement role, she moved back to Accounts Payable management, as she enjoys the transactional environment and working with a team to deliver to KPI's.Read more
Rebecca Howard is Head of Supplier Relationship Management at Coventry Building Society. Rebecca's team looks after supplier performance management and sustainable procurement.Read more
Dynamic, driven and accomplished business and finance professional with significant experience of delivering high quality finance, business and customer services objectives/solutions in the private and public sectors.Read more
Mark has 40+ years of experience in Credit Management (O2C, I2C, C2C). Starting right at the bottom but with great support and dedication, Mark's career path has taken him into a wide range of industry verticals and where he's been part of technology innovations and implementations.Read more
Dan is the Founder and CEO of Consider Solutions, serving global brands including Aston Martin, BT, Bombardier, Sony Music, Starbucks and UNICEF.Read more
Sarah Turner is a highly experienced professional across P2P processes, Change Management and Leadership.Read more
Mandy Wilson is an accredited Accounts Payable Manager with the APA with over 20 years' experience in Finance, specializing in Accounts Payable.Read more
Gareth Jones has a Business and Finance BA Degree and is a highly motivated, results-driven P2P SME professional with over 20 year’s experience in Purchasing, AP and Cash Management /Treasury for blue chip companies.Read more
Martin is working within the Superdry Finance team for over 4 years, having spent 2 years as Credit Controller, and then transitioned to their Accounts Payable Manager. Martin has been a key resource for Superdry as part of the digital transformation journey and continues to drive the AP Dept forward aligned with the organisation’s digital strategy.Read more
Since leaving school I became a qualified accountant through Apprentice schemes, I now have 18 years of experience in Accounting and Finance; making the move from external audit to transactional operations in early 2020.
Paul is the CEO and Co-founder of Xelix. Alongside Phil Watts, Paul started Xelix in 2016 with the vision to use the latest technology to rethink core Accounts Payable processes. Paul previously co-founded Dingo (a face value ticket exchange), Invoicely (a dynamic discounting platform) and AbraTax (a digital VAT filing app).Read more
With experience working for vendors, banks, payment schemes, infrastructure providers, and as a specialist consultant, Richard has gained extensive experience in the solutions to solve the issues surrounding business payments.Read more
Over the course of the last 2 decades, Matt Hammond has held senior management positions at leading e-invoicing companies, developing extensive expertise and best practices in Accounts Payable.Read more
Helen is a Data and Dashboard professional with experience and passion in AP, AR dashboards and beyond.
Having worked in Accounts Payable for 9 years across the corporate wear and construction industries, I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in Team Management and Leadership.Read more
I am a seasoned Senior Payment Operations Manager with more than 15 years of experience in Accounts Payable, Leadership, and Transformation. My enthusiasm lies in harnessing my expertise and knowledge to enhance and optimise Accounts Payable processes, leveraging cutting-edge technologies and robotic automation.Read more