September 2022 - The IFT


12:15 – 13:00

In this session Business Psychologist, Caroline Gourlay, will outline a practical model of leadership and show how it can be used as a framework for looking at leadership in turnaround. She will look at some of the common ways in which leaders fail in organisations and help you consider where you as a turnaround leader, might need to focus your leadership effort and attention to get things back on track.

You will receive a free turnaround leadership diagnostic tool which Caroline has devised for IFT members. The talk will have relevance for those who are leaders in advisory firms and will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Amy Walker of Macfarlanes.

This webinar will take place on Zoom. Please email to register your interest.


08:30 – 09:30

This webinar will look at the convergence of Angel Investing and turnaround skills:

– Judging the potential of a business and its management team

– Financial skills

– Being involved in boards as an observer, NED or investment director depending on the investment

This webinar is supported by the IFT Women’s Network. The Angela Academe is the UK’s leading investment network for women. Their membership is 70% female and consists of a diverse group of successful entrepreneurs and senior business leaders making personal investments into female founded and co-founded tech start ups. Since 2014, AA members have invested in over 44 early stage businesses in clean tech, health tech, consumer tech, ed tech and so forth. Collectively they’ve gone on to grow in valuation, raise over £100m investment from both angels and VCs, generate millions in revenue, deliver considerable social impact and employ 100s of people.

This webinar is open to members, corporate partners and IFT Next


08:00 – 09:00

We are pleased to invite you to a presentation with Lee Swinerd, Director, and Mark Raddan, Managing Director, of Interpath Advisory, discussing the future of the automotive market.

The current travails of the industry are well documented so Interpath will focus on the longer term challenges affecting the sector, from manufacturing and supply chain through to retail and the dealer networks. It’s a period of significant change and challenge as governments in the western world continue to strive towards net zero and implement transportation strategies to support these goals. The automotive sector will be at the forefront of these changes, but it will also impact a broad array of business reliant on cars and personal transportation. The aim of the session is to highlight both the positives and negatives of these potential changes.

Interpath Advisory is a team of over 550 people offering a broad range of advisory and restructuring services to businesses across the globe. They are a new independent professional services practice borne from a 50 year Big 4 legacy.


Tickets are now on sale for the IFT National Conference, the key knowledge and networking event for the turnaround business community. This year the conference takes place on 9th September at No.11 Cavendish Square, London.

The conference will include economic and investment insights and sector overviews from leading experts. In the first of our speaker announcements, we’re excited to share that we will be joined by leading industry professionals who will share their insights on the business environment and turnaround and transformation opportunities in 2022.

We will hear from a range of speakers, including:

Will Crumbie – CEO of FatFace
Donald Muir – CEO of Travelex
Steve Francis of SIG plc

Places are limited. Please email to buy your ticket.

Ticket Rates (Exl VAT)

Members – £295

Fellows – £225

Non-Members – £400

Bring a Friend/Associates – £350


Meet and catch up with turnaround professionals in your region at the IFT Networking Event at:


7TH SEPTEMBER – 17:30 onwards

IFT Next is aimed at professionals who have identified turnaround and business support as their long-term career pathway. Typically, these professionals will have established themselves at a management level within turnaround and restructuring and are now looking to build upon their profile and network.

Hosted by Hayley O’Driscoll of Natwest & Doug Cecil of BDO

Lunchtime Learning Webinar – Collections and Cash Management In a Distressed Situation

12.15 – 13.00

Do you want to know the essential parts of the business to review on day one to ensure there is enough money available to fund the turnaround?

The next in our series of lunchtime learning, will be a presentation from Glen Morgan of Credebt, followed by a Q&A Chaired by Hayley O’Driscoll of NatWest.

Glen has worked in Credit Management his entire 28 year career and 13 years ago set up Credebt, which specialises in Collections and Risk Management services for Invoice Finance companies, banks, Turnaround Practitioners and Insolvency firms.

Glen and Credebt have assisted over 1500 businesses over the last 13 years to improve their Order to Cash and Collections processes which is of paramount importance in a Turnaround situation.

This webinar will be over Zoom. Please email to register your interest.