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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*

IFT National Conference

Due to the current restrictions on travel and gatherings, we are unable to conduct our National Conference in its traditional format this year. Engagement with and feedback regarding our virtual events has underlined the importance to Members of the IFT providing opportunities to explore changes in the business environment. We are therefore pleased to announce that we will deliver this year’s National Conference virtually and in association with Deloitte.

The National Conference will be held over two consecutive mornings. The first session will be held between 8.00 and 10.30am on Tuesday 14th July. The second session will be held between 8.00 and 10.30am on Wednesday 15th July.

The National Conference will provide key information for turnaround professionals, as well as exploring essential business considerations as we enter a new period. We have an exciting line up of quality speakers and you can find the full agenda here.

Given the extraordinary and exceptional situation, we have taken the decision to base the pricing structure of this year’s conference on a ‘pay what you choose’ structure for Members and Corporate Partners, with 10% of proceeds going towards Mind’s coronavirus relief activities.

Mind is a mental health charity, providing advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem, especially at this crucial time in lockdown. Proceeds can help support the running of its Info Line that provides people with vital information and support in their local area, and its online peer support community that connects others feeling anxious or lonely during lockdown.

For Members and colleagues in corporate partner firms, we suggest a contribution of £30, £60 or £90 for the National Conference to support your Institution and the work of Mind.

The rate for non-members who wish to attend the IFT National Conference is £180 with 10% of proceeds going towards Mind. This provides access to both days.

We hope you can join us virtually during this exceptional time but otherwise we hope to see you in person at one of our national conferences once we can meet again.


*Please do not register using the member sign up below as we are taking bookings via the email address provided above*

IFT Breakfast Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 on supply chain management

The IFT will be hosting the IFT Breakfast Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 on supply chain management taking place on Thursday 14th May between 08:00 – 09:00.

This webinar will have both a short term and medium term focus looking at the immediate impacts of coming out of a lockdown scenario on supply chains and how the effects this will have on the business models of companies.

These topics will be discussed through a panel consisting of Ian Parker – Independent member, Kelly Jones – Kingsgate and Ian Morgan – PwC. There will be a focus on the financial health of supply chains, the impacts of the varying access to skilled workers during social distancing, as well as other topics.

To register for the webcast please follow this link*: IFT Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 on supply chain management

*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.

Pension Schemes Bill Breakfast Webinar

In this webinar you will hear from Richard Farr and Dan Mindel from Lincoln Pensions, and Michael Collins and Dan French from Gateley. They will be sharing their expert insights on the Pension Schemes Bill and how it will affect the turnaround community.  The discussion will also examine the Funding Code and the impact of COVID-19 on pension obligations.

There will also be opportunity for Q&A with the panel.

To register for the webcast please follow this link: Pension Schemes Bill Breakfast Webinar 

Large & Complex SIG

The IFT’s Large & Complex Situations Group (SIG) is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on the impact of stakeholder activism on restructurings. This panel will explore the increasing role of activist shareholders, minority equity, pension schemes and government stakeholders on restructurings.


The SIG is being jointly co-ordinated by Senthil Alagar (Grant Thornton) and David Morris (FTI).

The panel discussion on the impact of stakeholder activism on recent restructurings will cover the:


•            role of activist shareholders

•            close involvement of government stakeholders and influence on restructuring options

•            impact of pension scheme trustees, TPR and the PPF

•            implications for CROs, Boards and steering committees


Event timings

Registration                        17:30

Panel discussion                18:00

Networking                        19:00

Close                                    21:00


This event will be taking place on Monday, 15 July 2019 and will be hosted by DLA in their offices at 160 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HT.

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.