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Making Tax Digital


Derry Chamber of Commerce




9:30 am - 11:30 am

Booking information

Date: Thursday 8th September 2022 

Time: 9.30am -11.30am

Location: Chamber Boardroom



9:30am – Registration, Tea & Coffee

10:00 am – Welcome and Introduction from Anna Doherty, Interim CE of Londonderry Chamber

10:05am – Michael Rutherford, Partner at Toast and Steven Kivelehan, Senior Accountant will begin the workshop

11:30 – Workshop ends


Event Overview:

Making Tax Digital (MTD) – How getting ready can help your business

As HMRC continues to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world via Making Tax Digital, this is bringing about big change for businesses. It is affecting both how data is collected and how it is stored by HMRC.

These changes present a significant opportunity to utilise world class, modern technology to bring your business to the next level whilst complying with the new HMRC requirements.

No matter your industry there are software solutions which can streamline your business processes, increase efficiency, and provide real time information to enable more informed decision making for your business.

Don’t wait for the penalties, get your business ready today.

In this workshop we will cover the following topics:

  • Timeline of MTD
  • What it means in practice for your business
  • A review of MTD approved software: a live demo of Xero to show what benefits it can offer
  • What opportunities this presents for businesses and their processes


Speaker Bio: 

Anna Doherty

Anna was appointed Interim Chief Executive of the Londonderry Chamber in March 2022.

Anna re-joined the Chamber team in February 2020 and worked closely with outgoing CEO, Paul Clancy, to support and inform members throughout the Covid pandemic. She previously worked with Chamber as Events Manager from April 2013 to July 2015 and spent the intervening years working in various membership, trade and awarding bodies, including BritishAmerican Business, the American Chamber in London.

Prior to 2013 Anna ran her own food business producing delicious ready-made cooking sauces for sale throughout Donegal and owned the award-winning Rusty Nail Pub and Restaurant in Clonmany for some years with her husband.  She also had sales and marketing roles in a number of Inishowen hotels.


Michael Rutherford, Partner at Toast

Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a BSc in Computer Science. He has led project turnarounds to modernise sole traders, small and large firms to ensure they are ready for the digital age. He understands that each company has its budgetary constraints and develops solutions that can vastly improve profitability but more importantly are affordable.

Michael has a vast amount of experience in utilising technology to improve business performance through efficiency.


Steven Kivelehan, Senior Accountant at Toast

Steven is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a fellow member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Xero Certified advisor. He oversees all client affairs and ensures that deadlines are met from a compliance and tax perspective.

Steven is also a Certified Customs & Trade Advisor that can advise on matters specifically relating to trade between Northern Ireland & GB and Ireland / EU post-Brexit.



  • Members – £20+VAT
  • Non-members – £35+VAT


Toast Accountants

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non-Member £42.00


Total: £0.00