Donald Reid Group


DRG Chartered Accountants arrange and sponsor a range of events each year, with the aim of helping businesses develop, grow and create strong networks within the community. Many of the events are complimentary - and we encourage you to invite your colleagues and business partners.

Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce Lunch Club

DRG is delighted to sponsor the monthly MDCC lunch club, which takes place at Fredricks, Maidenhead. Over the past two years, we have listened to some fantastic speakers on a range of business topics, including:-

Next Lunch Club 

10 Essential Business Development Tips for Your Teams
Jane Watkins, Active Sales Training
Thursday, 21st June 2018

Is your business growing fast enough? Are you converting enough leads into revenue? Does your approach to business development need an overhaul? Come and hear 10 essential tips to win new business and accelerate your business growth.

Ideal for business owners, senior executives in professional service firms and other SME's this lively session will give attendees plenty of ideas to take back to the office and implement within their teams. Reserve your place today.

More about Jane Watkins
Jane Watkins is a fascinating, convincing, confident ……………story teller! Having worked for Trinity Mirror, a large multi media organisation for the past 10 years she has recently stepped outside her comfort zone to start a business of her own. Slightly scared and strangely excited Jane is now the Training Manager at Active Sales Training, she’s also the proprietor, the sales manager, administrator, accountant and coffee maker but don’t let that put you off, she was born a multi tasker.

Jane likes nothing better than to talk about herself but she’s at her best talking to other people, identifying development needs and getting results through fun, realistic, motivational training. At Trinity Mirror she developed and delivered a range of creative leadership and management programmes increasing productivity and skill sets including new six-month induction programme for all commercial staff and Managers as well as boosting digital sales by 34% in 2016.

It’s hard to believe but there was life before Trinity Mirror. Jane has had a long career in Sales and Sales Management. Being a Sales Manager for Telephone and Field sales teams meant that Jane could drive from the top, engaging with her team members, understanding their individual needs and with common sense, skills and knowledge was able to get the best from them. Implementing best practise, managing change through the businesses as well as helping to exceed targets through one to one, coaching and mentoring. Jane has always had good relationships with her peers, understanding the wider business goals and challenges and working strategically to come up with solutions. Don’t get me wrong, she often thinks she knows best and has to take a step back, look at the wider picture, put herself in other peoples shoes, think again, eat humble pie and go in with renewed confidence and ideas!

Without a doubt her goals and aims change with the weather but her values, what she really believes in stays the same (unless they become unimportant of course!) they keep her on the right track and help her make better decisions. Being effective, making a difference and always thinking of ways to improve - that’s her main values. She likes to get the best out of people through enthusiasm, support, motivation and a genuine need to see them enjoy and succeed at their job.


Future lunch club dates for your diary

Thursday, 27th September - speaker TBC
Thursday, 25th October - speaker TBC

Our Annual Christmas Lunch

Come and enjoy a festive lunch with entertainment
Thursday, 29th November


Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards Ceremony

maidenhead and windsor business awards 2018

Date: Friday, 21st September 2018
Time: 19.00 to 01.00
Venue: Holiday Inn, Maidenhead
Reserve your place

The Maidenhead & Windsor Business Awards is an initiative led by the Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce, aimed at recognising excellence in businesses of all sizes and industries in the local area. They provide an ideal opportunity to showcase your business, whether you are a one-man-band or established SME through to large public and private company or not-for-profit organisation. DRG Chartered Accountants is delighted to be sponsoring the Fast Growing Business Award again this year.

This year, there are fifteen Awards - and your business can enter up to three different categories - FREE!

Why not nominate a business for one of the fifteen categories?
Enter your business, by downloading an entry form
Reserve your Early Bird Tickets, available until 31st May 2018


We hope very much that you will be able to join us at one of these forthcoming events..


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