Webinar Archives - The IFT

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.

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*

IFT Education SIG Webinar: Higher Education with Eversheds

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has changed the way many universities are operating, with a number experiencing worsening finances. A potential insolvency regime for higher education could change the sector even more.

Now we have seen the re-opening of universities across the country, Andrew Jordan and Mark Taylor of Eversheds will be giving their perspectives of the current dynamics, risks and opportunities in Higher Education.

Andrew is a Partner in the Eversheds Finance Group and leads the Finance Team in the Midlands, specialising in all aspects of turnaround and restructuring. Mark is a Partner at Eversheds, advising further and higher education institutions on commercial issues, mergers, corporate transactions and constitutional reviews.

If you would like to register for this event please email Riyah Davies at rdavies@the-ift.com. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE REGISGRATION LINK BELOW. 

The Evolution and Growth of Debt Funds: A comparison with mainstream banks and their potential role leading borrowers out of the crisis

The Evolution and Growth of Debt Funds – A view and comparison from FRP

On Thursday 12th NovemberTom Cox of FRP will be giving us his perspective on the evolution and growth of debt funds in this webinar. Tom will also provide a comparison with mainstream banks and discuss their potential role leading borrowers out of the crisis.

Tom joined FRP in 2019 as a Partner in the Debt Advisory team. Tom has significant experience guiding clients through the most complex financing and mergers and acquisitions-related assignments. Tom has particular expertise in leveraged acquisition finance and corporate debt, and asset-based lending, and has a wide variety of sector experience including leisure and hospitality, business services, waste management, and industrials. Drawing on an extensive lending network that covers traditional commercial banks, the wider private credit market and more strategic investors, Tom is an expert in sourcing finance for the most complex situations.

Pensions Case Study and Update

In this webinar you will receive a real life case study example of a family owned West Midlands Group that has dealt with Brexit, COVID-19 and a very large pension issue (from three schemes) that has nonetheless survived after the direct intervention of two IFT members and a healthy demand for Lowry paintings.

Speakers include:

IFT Fellow, Ian Parker

IFT Fellow, Richard Farr of Lincoln Pensions

Dan Mindel of Lincoln Pensions

There will also be an update on the Pensions Reform Bill and opportunity for Q&A.

Large and Complex Special Interest Group: Alternative Credit Approaches at the End of 2020

COVID-19 has introduced further complexity and uncertainty to a changing lending community. The IFT Large and Complex Special Interest Group invites you to an evening meeting to discuss alternative credit approaches at the end of 2020.

David Morris of FTI will chair the discussion and will be joined by Jat Bains of Macfarlanes and Nick Smith of AIMA.