March 2021 - The IFT

Road to Recovery

Kroll is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion joined by a leading panel of industry experts from the Best Western Hotels GB and Lambert Smith Hampton to discuss the key considerations for businesses in the hotel industry as we emerge from lockdown.

Key Areas of Discussion:

  • Preparing stakeholders for your reopening
  • Market Recovery Prospects
  • Best Western’s approach to the recovery journey

Paul Smith a Managing Director in Kroll’s National Advisory Team will host the event and will be joined by:

  • Tim Rumney who acts as Chairman of Best Western Hotels GB providing support to over 300 hotels in the Best Western group.
  • Martin Davis a Director in the Hotel & Leisure division of Lambert Smith Hampton with over 30 years of valuation and sale mandates in the sector.
  • Mike Lennon a Managing Director in Kroll’s National Advisory Team experienced in supporting businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector through stressed and distressed situations


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

Swift – Spring 2021

In the March 2021 edition of Swift, The IFT’s quarterly magazine, you can read about our upcoming IFT events, including our National Conference in April, IFT news as well as articles written by members and corporate partners.

To view and download the latest edition of Swift click HERE






This roadmap shows the critical points ahead for SMEs, so businesses can seek early intervention in the form of help from an accredited turnaround professional. This roadmap has been updated to reflect the announcements made by the Chancellor in the 2021 UK Budget on 3 March 2021, which extended several coronavirus support measures and outlined plans for the UK’s post-pandemic recovery.

Details are still emerging, and information is correct as of 10 March 2021 but subject to change at short notice given further government announcements.

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


MARKET REFRESH: Panel Discussion ‘After the Crash’

In our next Market Refresh event, we have an exciting panel discussion bringing together IFT members to talk about their experience of the 2008 crash. Our panellists will reflect upon and share their experiences of the last crash, and consider its effect on the market, trends since, and what this means in 2021.

The panel will include IFT Independent Members Nina Warwick and Ian Gray, and IFT Member Huw Dolphin of DLA Piper. The panel will be chaired by IFT Honorary Fellow, Duncan Parkes.

The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A. Please feel free to send your questions in advance to Riyah Davies.

This webinar is especially targeted at our Independent Members and those within Boutiques.

*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*