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London, United Kingdom, 2008/06/19 - Business Startup 2008 exhibition, ExCeL London, promotes services of Russell Bedford member firms to budding entrepreneurs.
Russell Bedford International, the worldwide network of independent business consulting firms, exhibited at this year's Business Startup show - the UK’s largest exhibition for people starting and expanding a small business.
Following the success of the 2007 exhibition, the network chose to take part in the two-day event for a second time in order to continue to raise the profile of the Russell Bedford brand name within the business community. The show, which was attended by more than 21,000 visitors, also helped to promote the services offered by member firms in advising UK-based entrepreneurs on setting up operations in other countries.
Representatives from the network's firms in the Netherlands, Ireland, Bulgaria, France and the UK joined the Russell Bedford corporate marketing team on the stand at the ExCeL international exhibition centre, London.
Russell Bedford International also had the opportunity to present a 30-minute seminar to attendees, and Venzi Vassilev, representing Rex Consulting, Russell Bedford's affiliated practice in Bulgaria, made a presentation entitled "Investing in Bulgaria – opportunities and challenges".
Russell Bedford International was established in 1983 by a group of medium-sized independent accounting practices aiming to counter the market dominance of the major multi-national accounting firms.
Russell Bedford is now a closely-connected global network of independent accounting and business consultancy firms in key locations around the world, and is represented by some 200 offices in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.
In January 2008 Russell Bedford International was been named one of the first 17 full members of the IFAC Forum of Firms after reporting it has implemented a globally coordinated quality assurance programme, committed to the use of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), and met other specific ethics requirements.