About ICB TV
On 23rd March our co-founder Garry Carter launched what would become a daily feature in the lives of ICB members looking for answers at a strange and unprecedented moment in history. Over 1000 members joined us for that first episode of ICB TV and continued to tune-in in their droves for what is now a year-long series of informative, insightful and reassuring live broadcasting.
ICB TV was a crucial resource for the UK’s bookkeepers who are often, and accurately, described as the backbone of small business. Dedicated to their employers and clients, bookkeepers were able to pass on timely advice and guide business owners through the challenges they faced.
Our close community is the hallmark of ICB but it was never felt so strongly as when we came together in our shared online space every day during a time of collective need.
Watch the ICB TV highlights video:
ICBTV vital statistics:
17,859 total hours watched
Notable guests include the Small Business Minister, representatives from HMRC, the Office of Tax Simplification, the Treasury, Sage, Xero, Intuit, FreeAgent, Fluidly, Satago, and Taxfiler, and last but not least, Graham Hambly.
Comments from ICBTV viewers:
‘ICB have been and always are so supportive of its members, especially this year during the pandemic. ICB TV has been invaluable. Thank you ICB.’
‘I get serious FOMO if I miss an episode of ICB TV. I really look forward to it.’
About the Bookkeepers Summit
By putting ICB members first, we were able to pull off the biggest Bookkeepers Summit ever! Over 1000 people came together online in November 2020 for two days of TED-style talks, live panel discussions, speed networking, social gatherings, competitions, technology exhibitors, and a whole lot of mind-blowing, life-affirming fun. Attendees joined a buzzing private social network and experienced a welcome like no other; sharing stories, tips and tactics.
We chose an online event platform that let members really get to know each other, as well as watch great content and join in. We hosted a live multi-camera awards show with nominees joining remotely and making live acceptance speeches. Attendee numbers increased by nearly 400% from 2019.
Our team was committed to making the event reflect ICB membership; inclusive, diverse and accessible. We had a 50/50 male-female split amongst our speakers and 25% were POC. We worked around the clock to subtitle all of our pre-recorded sessions and provide translations so the event could welcome our hard-of-hearing members and an international audience.
Watch the Bookkeepers Summit highlights video:
Bookkeepers Summit vital statistics:
1097 attendees 703 photos posted
32 speakers 974 digital business cards swapped
20 Exhibitors 4376 comments in the social feed
Every session rated at least 4.5 out of 5
8848 direct messages sent
203 video meetings 38,032 Likes
Comments from Bookkeepers Summit attendees:
‘I am feeling ecstatic! I’m loving my first Bookkeepers Summit so far! Really chuffed. Thank you ICB. I LOVE YOU.’
‘Thanks to your fabulous discussion [on how bookkeepers should think of themselves as entrepreneurs], I now have a £5/hour pay rise from one of my clients! It’s nice to feel valued. Thank you!’
“I think that this virtual set-up worked extremely well in these challenging times. It was great to see people’s faces, hear interesting and thought-provoking presentations, and ‘meet up’ with other like-minded ICB members. The whole experience has boosted my belief and confidence that I can and will make a success of my new career.”