January 2021 - The IFT

The Future of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many of us work. More businesses are operating remotely, on different schedules, and with changes in staffing for the first time. But could these changes become long-term shifts in how we work?

In this IFT Webinar, Olivia Sinfield, Associate Director at Osborne Clarke, and Mark Bayley, Independent IFT Member specialising in commercial property, will discuss the ‘Future of Work’ in the context of employment and office premises.

There will be opportunity for Q&A after the presentation, which will be chaired by IFT Independent Member Steve Tancock.  Please feel free to send questions in advance to rdavies@the-ift.com

*To register for this event please email rdavies@the-ift.com at the IFT who will send you the registration link. Please do not use the registration form below*

IFT Market Refresh: Approaches for Independents – Part 1

Ever wondered how some professionals always seem to get the call and secure the assignment opportunity and others less so even though they may be very similar in professional experience and qualification?

If you’d like to better understand the behaviours and factors and indeed actions you can put in place in order to become that person who gets more of the calls and access to a better quality and volume of relevant opportunity assignments, then this Webinar is a must for you.

This webinar will focus on two key components:- 1) Standing out within a competitive and changeable marketplace and 2) How to identify and procure the inner circle ties to enable effective acquisition of assignment opportunities.

The content will be provided and delivered by Simon Hudson, co-founder of Morphosis Partners; a firm specifically focused on enabling senior executives both interim and permanent to realise their professional ambitions.

The webinar will be delivered on Zoom. If you would like to attend the event, please email Riyah Davies at the IFT who will book you on to the event.

IFT Education SIG Webinar: Higher Education with Eversheds

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has changed the way many universities are operating, with a number experiencing worsening finances. A potential insolvency regime for higher education could change the sector even more.

Now we have seen the re-opening of universities across the country, Andrew Jordan and Mark Taylor of Eversheds will be giving their perspectives of the current dynamics, risks and opportunities in Higher Education.

Andrew is a Partner in the Eversheds Finance Group and leads the Finance Team in the Midlands, specialising in all aspects of turnaround and restructuring. Mark is a Partner at Eversheds, advising further and higher education institutions on commercial issues, mergers, corporate transactions and constitutional reviews.

If you would like to register for this event please email Riyah Davies at rdavies@the-ift.com. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE REGISGRATION LINK BELOW. 


After the re-introduction of national lockdown restrictions earlier this month, we have updated our financial roadmap for SMEs to reflect the recent changes to government guidance and support measures.

Details are still emerging, and information is correct as of 14 January 2021 but subject to change at short notice given further government announcements. We do expect further detail to follow.

This roadmap was created in association with Playfair Partnerships Ltd. Please contact John Playfair or Simon Playfair of Playfair Partnerships Ltd if you require further assistance.

John Playfair: 07970 619986
Simon Playfair: 07968 198550

You can download the infographic in PDF format HERE

The IFT End of Year Review 2020

In a difficult year for us all, we have been busy in terms of recruiting new members, promoting turnaround excellence and developing our offer. We would like to thank all our Members and Corporate Partners for their generous contribution of time, resources and insight.

You can read more about what the IFT has achieved and been up to in 2020 in our Review of the Year, available to view and download HERE