Events Archives - The IFT

Midlands, West & Wales Coffee Carousel

We’re excited to be hosting a Coffee Carousel morning for the Midlands, West & Wales region on 16th June between 9am and 10am.

Coffee Carousel is a simple, but powerful way to bring together the regional turnaround community. You will be randomly matched with another attendee for a 5 minute speed meet and then rotate to another participant and so on. This is a great way to get to know other professionals in the Midlands, West & Wales region!

This is a free, virtual event open to IFT members, associates and Corporate Partners, whether you are an independent member, an advisor, lawyer, banker or investor. Please do share these details with colleagues in the Midlands, West & Wales who might be interested.

Email INFO@THE-IFT.COM to register your attendance and make enquiries. This is a virtual event and the link to join will be sent in the days leading up to the event.

LONDON & SOUTH COFFEE CAROUSEL

We’re excited to be hosting a Coffee Carousel morning for the London & South region on 15th June between 9am and 10am.

Coffee Carousel is a simple, but powerful way to bring together the regional turnaround community. You will be randomly matched with another attendee for a 5 minute speed meet and then rotate to another participant and so on. This is a great way to get to know other professionals in the London & South region!

This is a free, virtual event open to IFT members, associates and Corporate Partners, whether you are an independent member, an advisor, lawyer, banker or investor. Please do share these details with colleagues in the London & South who might be interested.

Email INFO@THE-IFT.COM to register your attendance and make enquiries. This is a virtual event and the link to join will be sent in the days leading up to the event.

NORTH WEST COFFEE CAROUSEL

We’re excited to be hosting our first Coffee Carousel morning for the North West region on 14th June between 9am and 10am.

Coffee Carousel is a simple, but powerful way to bring together the regional turnaround community. You will be randomly matched with another attendee for a 5 minute speed meet and then rotate to another participant and so on. This is a great way to get to know other professionals in the North West!

This is a free, virtual event open to IFT members, associates and Corporate Partners, whether you are an independent member, an advisor, lawyer, banker or investor. Please do share these details with colleagues in the North West who might be interested.

Email INFO@THE-IFT.COM to register your attendance and make enquiries. This is a virtual event and the link to join will be sent in the days leading up to the event.

Assessing the Impact of the Pension Schemes Act 2021 – Webinar with Cardano Advisory

We are pleased to invite you to a presentation with Alex Hutton-Mills, Managing Director and Dan Mindel, Managing Director, of Cardano Advisory, discussing the impact of the Pension Schemes Act 2021.

This session will offer insight on the key changes to note, how to manage risks and relevant case studies. It will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Cardano Advisory are the largest specialist provider of pensions corporate finance advice. Founded in 2007 as part of Lincoln International, the global mid-market investment bank, giving the firm its corporate finance heritage. Cardano advise over 400 clients with combined pensions assets of over £325bn, ranging from £2m to over £25bn. They advise trustees, sponsors, and regulators TPR and PPF, meaning they understand the perspectives of all stakeholders.

This webinar will take place on Zoom between 08:30-09:30. Please email info@the-ift.com to register your interest.

Lunchtime Learning Webinar – The Take On Meeting

Our next lunchtime learning session will hear from IFT Fellow Robert Griffiths, followed by a Q&A, chaired by Charlotte Doyle of Shoosmiths.

Robert has been a Restructuring Adviser at KPMG, Corporate Finance Adviser at Deloitte, VCT Investor at Aberdeen Asset Management, Business Support banker at RBS and, since 2013, an Independent Turnaround Director. At our 2021 National Awards he took home the awards for both Community Impact and Not for Profit Turnaround of the Year.

Robert will be using his experience having sat in a variety of ‘seats around the turnaround table’ to talk through his thoughts on how to get the most out of meetings. He will concentrate on how to get difficult messages across in challenging situations and managing expectations that are not realistically achievable. The focus will be from his time as a Business Support banker, with themes and messages relevant to a wide variety of situations for bankers, advisors and lawyers.

This event if for the IFT Next Community. 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.

This webinar will take place on Zoom between 12:15-13:00. Please email info@the-ift.com to register your interest.

IFT Next West & Wales Launch in Bristol – in partnership with PwC

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.

We have an exciting panel from a range of sectors, bringing you insights from their career experiences.

The panel session will be followed by networking and refreshments.

Spaces are limited. Please email INFO@THE-IFT.COM to register your attendance and make enquiries.

IT Asset Intelligence Webinar with Softcat

We’re looking forward to the next webinar session we are hosting with Softcat on Asset intelligence webinar – understanding the current IT landscape and cost saving opportunities for the turnaround professional.

Historically, property costs were usually the largest single below the line cost for most businesses but nowadays it is IT and tech costs. Typically, these are now running at c. 35-45% of all Opex spend (excluding payroll costs) though this is rarely visible within most companies as these costs are usually allocated at department level with no aggregated view of overall spend.

In addition to this ever expanding IT cost base, there is the increasing commercial complexity of the technology environment. It’s a minefield out there with sophisticated vendors – Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services et al – running rings around companies through complex licensing and cloud based usage deals. On top of these major ERP, CRM, HR programmes, the average SME will be running upwards of 100-200 software programmes many of them in the background, with no real ownership or ongoing monitoring. If you know what to look for and how to navigate this environment there is the opportunity for substantial cost savings, estimated at 15-30%.

To walk us through this complex landscape we are delighted to introduce Matt Ward from Softcat. Matt is an IT Asset Management expert and a founding member of Softcat with over 25 years of experience in his field.

The webinar will focus on case studies which span small, medium and large businesses and how to extract costs savings, in the short and medium term and on key IT and data management issues from a turnaround perspective.  The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

This webinar will take place on Zoom between 08:00-09:00. Please email info@the-ift.com to register your interest.

IFT Next Midlands Launch in Birmingham – in partnership with Kroll

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.

We have an exciting panel from a range of sectors, bringing you insights from their career experiences. Chaired by Sarah Alton of Gateley, the panel will consist of:

Vijay Merchant – Kroll

James Friar – NatWest

Dan French – Gateley

The panel session will be followed by networking and refreshments.

Spaces are limited. Please email INFO@THE-IFT.COM to register your attendance and make enquiries.

IFT Midlands, West and Wales Regional Conference

The IFT’s Midlands, West and Wales Conference, in partnership with Gateley will take place on 5th April at The Studio, Birmingham. This half day conference will draw on speakers across the turnaround, lending and investor landscape, providing market, sector and thematic updates, as well as the opportunity to network in person.

We have secured a range of speakers from advisory firms and banks and will also hear from lawyers, investors and independent advisers in the region, to discuss updates in the following areas:

  • Market overview
  • Lender insights
  • Pensions
  • Manufacturing update
  • Care sector
  • Small businesses

The sessions and Q&A will be followed by networking and refreshments.

Spaces are limited. Please email INFO@THE-IFT.COM to register your attendance and make enquiries. Given the changing position regarding the pandemic and related restrictions, we are hopeful of meeting in person, but if this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be put in place.

IFT North Regional Conference

We are excited to announce that we are hosting our eagerly anticipated IFT North Regional Conference, in association with BDO and Kroll. The conference will be taking place on 29th March, 08:30-13:00 at BDO in Manchester.

We have secured a range of speakers from advisory firms and banks and will also hear from lawyers, investors and independent advisers in the region to discuss updates in the following areas:

  • The state of the market
  • Hospitality and Leisure
  • Lending
  • ESG
  • Pensions
  • Care homes
  • Investment
  • Not for profit

The sessions and Q&A will be followed by networking and refreshments.

This is a free event for IFT North Members , however spaces are limited. Please email info@the-ift.com to register your attendance and make enquiries. Given the changing position regarding the pandemic and related restrictions, we are hopeful of meeting in person, but if this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be put in place.