Phil Hobden

1st January, 1970

Phil Hobden

With a background over 15 years in financial services & the Fintech accountancy sectors, Phil have worked for some of the largest and most innovative businesses in these industries, including Intuit, Natwest Banking Group, HSBC (as a consultant) and now Wolters Kluwer.


Phil is a business and strategy contributor for Elite Business Magazine online, a serial podcast host, judge for UK Business Tech awards 2021/22 & the Global Tech awards 2022 , a public speaker (having spoken at Elite Business Live x3, Accountex x3, QuickBooks Get Connected, Customer Engagement Transformation Conference and more) and guested on numerous industry podcasts (Accounting Influencers, Humanise The Numbers, Advance Track) and webinars including with industry bodies such as the ACCA.


During his previous role as Head of Customer Education, Phil built, designed and delivered the Capitalise education programme (both in person and self serve) working with over 1700 accountants in 3 years, from Top 25 through to leading niche and boutique firms across the UK and South Africa helping them implement funding as a service for their small business clients.


Arena’s business-to-business events offer a myriad of opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to drive their businesses forward.
Our sponsorship packages help companies educate ther target market on key industry issues and spread brand awareness throughout the

If you want to discuss how we can help you generate leads and add-value to your corporate and brand image please contact:

Paul Adams
+44 (0)20 7936 6948

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We identify and invite individuals we believe to be the best speakers in the market, if you think you can make a difference to the quality of our events please contact:

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