Events Archives - The IFT

Webinar: Understanding Your Energy Options

The global energy crisis has had a huge impact on UK businesses, with prices and market volatility reaching levels never before witnessed. Energy procurement is now a Board level decision for many SME’s, a key cost, second only to that of employees.


This webinar explores the key events of the last 18 months, how energy markets (and contracts) work, the future outlook and what business can do to better navigate the ongoing crisis, including case studies of where Adalta Energy have assisted businesses in turnaround.


With over 100 years’ experience of working inside the UK’s largest Energy Suppliers, Adalta Energy brings unrivalled knowledge to the Energy Consultancy market. Each of our consultants has a minimum 15 years experience working for energy suppliers across Pricing, Energy Trading, Credit Management, Product Development and Customer Service functions. The team has structured and supported some of the most complicated supply and generation energy contracts in the UK.



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 Friday 8th September at No.11 Cavendish Square, London.

The conference will include business and economic 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 industry professionals who will share their insights on the business environment and turnaround and transformation opportunities in 2023.


Ticket Rates (Exl VAT)

Members and Corporate Partners – £325

Associates – £375

Fellows – £250

Non-Members – £425

Bring a Friend – £375

Places are limited. Please email to buy your ticket.


Webinar: Your First Non-Executive Director Appointment – How Best To Prepare

With Joëlle Warren of Warren Partners on 5th September 08:30 – 09:30

If you are considering or actively looking for your first Non-Executive Director role, it can seem a little overwhelming and sometimes confusing!

Joëlle Warren, Founder and Director of Warren Partners, will be joining us to share her top tips and insight on how to secure your first Non-Executive Director appointment with a focus on senior female candidates. Topics will include:

  • The attributes of an effective NED.
  • How to best position yourself now for taking a NED role in the future.
  • What to consider and expect as you set out to find your first appointment.
  • How to write a NED CV and how it differs from an executive CV.
  • Preparing for a NED interview.


Joëlle leads chair and non-executive director searches across various sectors and her passion for improving boardroom effectiveness through the right balance of skills, diversity and experience has led Warren Partners to become what it is today – a leading search firm renowned for supporting and appointing diverse talent to Board and C-Suite roles.

Please note that this webinar has a particular focus on women seeking their first NED role.

IFT Webinar: Construction Update with Ian Aldous of Mace

Construction in the UK is a critical sector and a key enabler for economic growth and development. It supports the UK economy by circa £100bn per annum, employs 3 million people and supports 20% of self-employed workers.

This webinar will explore some of the major challenges it is facing as a sector, and some of the stressors the supply chain are experiencing. It will then look at regional optimism and the wider outlook.

Ian Aldous is the Director for the North at Mace, a leading global construction and consultancy business with over 7,000 employees. He is a board member of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, an External Examiner for Salford University, and a panel member for the Building Cost Information Service. Mace have 400 people working across the northern region, delivering over £5bn of construction projects and supporting 40 apprentices and graduates.

Breakfast Briefing: Demystifying Insolvency with Adrian Cudby – IFT Specialist Member

In this session, Adrian will demystify the different insolvency processes available to businesses, banks and insolvency professionals. He will also examine HMRC’s role as a preferential creditor.

Adrian is a specialist in restructuring, risk and commercial lending and runs the financial and business training company That Was The River. He is the author of Commercial Lending: Principles and Practice and is a Specialist Associate of the IFT.


Join us on July 11th to hear to a group of industry experts discuss the effects of the current economic climate on transactional activity, the major challenges operators are facing, the significance of ESG & EPC, and the pressing issues facing the hospitality sector.



Debt & Funding Landscape with Blazehill & Macfarlanes

Join us at this IFT London event for insights into the current debt markets – in particular understanding the strategies and credit appetite of private debt funds compared to traditional commercial lenders. Steven Chait of Blazehill Capital will be discussing this landscape with Adam Caines, Banking Partner at Macfarlanes who predominantly acts for debts funds and lenders, and Paul Keddie, Restructuring Partner at Macfarlanes with significant experience advising all classes of lender, directors and advisers. The conversation will be chaired by Amy Walker, Senior Associate at Macfarlanes.