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Due to the exceptional demand for our "Enhancing Your Club" workshops, we have taken the decision to offer two additional free workshops open to all Scottish Gymnastics clubs to aid their club development. These free workshops will be held as part of the offering on the day of the 2015 AGM on the 29th of August at Stirling Court Hotel (Stirling Management Centre). 

AGM Workshops

10.00-12.30         Employment Tax workshop (BDO Accountants)

12.30-1.15           Lunch   

1.15 – 2.15           AGM

2.30 – 3.30           Developing a Growth Mindset (Frith Sykes Partnership)

To confirm your place on these workshops please contact:

About The Workshops 

Employment Tax (10.00 – 12.30)

This interactive workshop will be delivered by BDO Accountants who have been a key part of the sportscotland Learning and Development programme for Scottish Governing Bodies.  This workshop will be of benefit to club committees and the coaches they employ or deploy.

Topics to be covered

Self-employment status
Committee members
Business travel rules
Staff entertaining

Brian Lovie – Director, Employment Tax

Brian Lovie is a Director of Employment Taxes in Scotland. He was previously an Inspector of Taxes and has over 35 years’ experience in both employment tax and National Insurance Contributions (NIC) issues including handling complex PAYE investigations and he has successfully negotiated reduced settlements on clients’ behalf with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

He has specific knowledge of designing and implementing systems and procedures to ensure full compliance with all the legislation and regulations relating to the correct operation of PAYE. He regularly lectures on a range of topics for The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and has been their preferred speaker on PAYE and NIC related issues for over 15 years.

Mike is a manager in BDO’s employment tax group in Scotland and is responsible for PAYE and benefit queries for a wide range of clients across many sectors. He also deals with HMRC investigations of companies.

Mike has over 20 years’ experience in employment tax and tax investigation work.  This includes conducting PAYE audits of large businesses, government departments and charities.

He has been involved in the negotiation of settlements with HMRC and has considerable experience of reviewing and implementing systems and procedures to ensure PAYE compliance.
Mike also regularly delivers seminars to a wide range of audiences on employment tax issues including businesses, sports organisations, charities and many others.

Developing a Growth Mindset (2.30-3.30)

‘Many organisations believe in natural talent and don’t look for people with the potential to develop.  Not only are these organisations missing out on a big pool of possible leaders, but their belief in natural talent might actually squash the very people they think are naturals, making them into arrogant, defensive non learners. The lesson is: Create an organisation that prizes the development of ability and watch the leaders emerge’ Professor Carol Dweck ‘Mindset’

Through more than three decades of systematic research, Stanford University Professor Carol Dweck has been answering questions around why some people achieve their potential and others do not. The key is not about ability but people’s beliefs about their abilities. These beliefs affect people’s behaviours, performance and whether they achieve their best in all aspects of life.

Our training translates Dweck’s acclaimed research in a stimulating and interactive way.  Rachel and Jeremy are experts in their field and have delivered training within business, education and sporting environments in Guernsey and across Europe.

This course is the fundamental starting point for any organisation or individual looking to engage in a process of growth and development.

Individuals will develop a greater awareness of their own approaches to learning and performance.  Participants will gain an insight into their strengths as well as potential barriers to them and those around them achieving their best.

From an organisational point of view the course will help club leaders, committees and coaches better understand how to foster a culture of development, learning and change. 

Jeremy Frith is a performance coach and his areas of expertise include leadership, performance, learning, personality, coaching and team development.  He is one of a small number of England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Level 4 Coaches and is also a Coach Educator.  He is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Personal & Professional Development.  He is an Associate Member of British Psychological Society (BPS) and Director of Frit Sykes Ltd.

Rachel Sykes is a Chartered Educational Psychologist with expertise in learning and development.  She has a MA in Psychology from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Educational Psychology from the Institute of Education, London.  She is a qualified teacher having gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from De Montford University.  She is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).  Rachel is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and A Director of Frith Sykes Ltd.

To confirm your place on these workshops please contact:

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