Networking Breakfast with guest speaker, Karl Gessner.
Karl is a Director in the corporate team of chartered accountants Price Bailey, and is based at the practice's Norwich office.
He joined the firm in September 2017, and is a former partner at Deloitte based in Western Sydney, Australia. He worked with his former firm for 18 years within their tax and legal practices in South Africa, Latvia and Ukraine. Karl is a trusted and confident business adviser to private companies and owner-managed businesses, with experience on a wide range of compliance and advisory matters.
He is passionate about cloud-based accounting solutions and specialises in businesses operating in the consumer business sector. In his spare time he loves spending time with his young family, reading, in particular design and technology, and broadening his wine knowledge as an avid enthusiast.
Karl's presentation, entitled 'Choosing the Right Way to Grow: Designing a Business Strategy that Fits You' is the result of a recent Price Bailey study of owner-managed businesses in the region. The session will weigh up the merits for business of an offensive growth strategy versus a business-as-usual defensive approach, discussing the issues of talent retention and cloud technologies along the way.