Bobby Lane is a leading business adviser and accountant to fashion businesses in the UK where he advises designers, manufacturers, Couture & Retailers. A chartered accountant with more than 19 years’ experience in professional practice, with an additional five years commercial experience as a finance director for multinational organisations in the PR and Marketing sector. He was the driving force behind the development and growth of the first award-winning UK-focused owner managed business outsourcing team at Shelley Stock Hutter before their Acquisition by Blick Rothenberg in December 2017 where he is currently a partner. Bobby provides consultancy for fast-growing businesses at all stages of development – from start-ups to growing businesses, putting ailing companies back on track, he also helps with forecasting, strategic and tax planning. He was voted No. 1 in the Top 50 most influential sources of finance news and information on social media by Economia in 2016 and 24th in the SAGE top 100 global business influencers for 2017. Bobby is a regular speaker at industry conferences and a contributor to many trade and national media titles including The Mirror, The Times and Economia, and previously BBC Radio London’s Business agony uncle. He is a regular judge on the Drapers Independents Awards and a former judge on The Footwear Awards. Bobby has a large international network and was formerly a member of the Global Advisory Board of Abacus Worldwide. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.