National Events - The Institute For Turnaround

Whisky Tasting Social


We are holding a virtual whisky tasting social at 6.30pm on Thursday 6 May, hosted by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS).

The event will be of interest to everyone whether you are a whisky “first timer”, a connoisseur, or anything in between and we will be assured of the very best quality and unique whiskies as SMWS only supply single cask, cask strength malts of which every one is different and rarely available other than to SMWS members.

The event will be hosted by John McCheyne, SMWS’ Master Brand Ambassador who has the enviable job of touring the world (in more normal times) talking about and supping the occasional whisky. He will talk us through a range of fine drams as well as telling us about the whisky-making process, and how to get the best out of the tasting process.

There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss and ask questions of John, or if you prefer just sit back and enjoy the tasting.

We have arranged a special discounted price for this event of £25 per person which includes a pack of five miniature bottles.

If would like to join this event, please email Natasha at the IFT with your full name, delivery address and contact telephone number. Natasha will invoice you for the event and then send Zoom details.

Responses are required by Friday the 16th of April  in order to allow time for the whisky packs to be sent to you.

The event is kindly sponsored by our member Nick Goldstone, turnaround director and principal of South Ford Consulting (

We look forward to seeing you all there



IFT National Conference 2021

We are delighted to announce that we will deliver this year’s National Conference virtually and in association with Gateley.

The National Conference will be held over two consecutive mornings on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th April, and will explore state of the market issues, sector specific matters and leadership perspectives for turnaround professionals. You can see our exciting line-up of quality speakers in the agenda attached.

The IFT National Conference continues its tradition of networking and collaboration between Members, Corporate Partners and the turnaround community, therefore, we are pleased to reveal that delegates will have access to virtual networking sessions after each morning.

This is a great opportunity to get up to speed on key issues and sectors in one place and to enjoy some virtual networking with the turnaround community. We hope to see you there.

Ticket prices inclusive of VAT
Non-members: £216
Members: £144
Fellows: £90
Bring a friend rate: £144 (Please contact to secure the bring a friend the rate)
Book your place at the IFT National Conference using the registration and payment form below.

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*

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*

MARKET REFRESH: IFT Branding and ‘How to Pitch’

In our next Market Refresh event, Riyah Davies at the IFT will present the different forms of IFT branding and resources available to IFT Members, which can help support you and the work you do.

This will be followed by a presentation with David Stone, Independent IFT Member, to discuss how to ‘pitch’ and position yourself in the turnaround community, particularly at this challenging time.

There will be opportunity for a Q&A discussion which will be chaired by IFT CEO, Milly Camley.

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*

IFT Webinar: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill – Key changes and implications for turnaround

The IFT is pleased to announce the IFT Webinar Corporate insolvency and Governance Bill – Key changes and implications for turnaround on Friday 5th June at 8am.

The webinar will be chaired by Richard Obank – Brown Rudnick and will consist of a wider panel of Rob Lewis – PwC, Duncan Parkes independent IFT Fellow and Stuart Tait – Gateley. the panel will be discussing the key points of the bill and the implications the panel believe this bill will have on the turnaround market.

To register for the webcast please follow this link: IFT Webinar: Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill 

*Please do not sign up using the member sign up below as this will not register for the webinar as it is hosted on an external website.


The IFT Annual General Meeting is taking place on Tuesday 24th September at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1HS.

The formal meeting will take place prior to a London and South Members’ meeting.

This year there are two (2) Directors standing-down by rotation, Graham Rusling and Brendan McGeever, and two (2) eligible to be re-elected for a second term, Steve Benger and Tony King.


Registration: 4:45pm

AGM Start: 5:00pm

AGM Finish: 6:00pm

IFT Awards 2019

The Annual IFT Turnaround awards are taking place on Thursday 28th November 2019 at the Rosewood Hotel in London.

The IFT Awards celebrate contributions towards turnaround, transformation and restructuring.



The Rosewood Hotel

High Holborn





Arrival from 18:15

Drinks reception: 18:30

Dinner: 19:30

Awards: 21:30

Carriages: 00:00


Tickets shown are for individual seats only. 

Tables of 10 are priced at £3,600.

If you are interested in booking a table for this event, please email

The award categories for this year are:

  • Turnaround Debt Provider of the Year
  • Turnaround Private Equity Provider of the Year
  • Turnaround of the Year
  • Turnaround Professional of the Year
  • Legal Adviser of the Year
  • Public & Third Sector Turnaround of the Year
  • Turnaround Adviser of the Year
  • The IFT Rising Star Award


The IFT National Conference

The 2019 IFT National Conference will be taking place on Tuesday 11th June.

This year our corporate partners DLA Piper have kindly offered to host the event at their London offices.