Following on from the outstanding success in 2019, The UK's only dedicated F&I Event for Brokers and their Partners now enters its second year.
Those who attended last year were treated to day of engaging debate, presentations and networking followed by a fantastic night of entertaining and fundraising at The Pink Tie Dinner, in aid of Breast Cancer Care which raised over £15,000!
The feedback from last year’s inaugural event was also outstanding.
You can see below are just a few comments that we received from Sponsors, Exhibitors and Delegates alike...
So, on March the 19th 2020, we will gather again at The Jury's Hinkley Island Hotel.
The format will change ever so slightly from last year with a 3-hour conference in the morning starting at 9am. We will also be offering a 2-night hotel package, so don't worry if you are traveling from afar!
After lunch, delegates will be able to attend up to 3 informative group seminars, rounding off the day with a motivational speech from no other that EDDIE "The Eagle" EDWARDS!! (If he can't motivate you, then nobody can!)
After the drinks reception sit back and relax as we invite 3 lucky contestants to take on no other than PAUL "The Sinah Man" from ITV's The Chase, where prize money can be won for a charity of your choice.
Not forgetting the crowning of The Unsung Hero of 2020!
Numbers are strictly limited and bound to sell out fast, so please don't delay - reserve your sonship package / tickets online now!
Warmest regards as always
Formally the MD of Agenci Information Security, Gary is now the ‘Professor of Communicating Cyber’ for the Cyberfort Group. services.
He has a broad range of experience in almost every discipline in IT from programming to systems design and network architect through to Cyber Security and Data Protection. He is a published author and international speaker on topics ranging from Dark web through to Cyber Psychology.
He is a qualified Information Security & Business Continuity professional and regular contributor to government initiatives on cyber security and counter terrorism initiatives.
Gary Hibberd is a member of CENTRIC, which is a UK Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism Research Board, who advise at a UK and European level on these topics. Gary has helped and advised businesses from a broad range of industries, from leisure to banking through to the legal sector and of course IT services.,
A Partner in TLT LLP’s Financial Services Regulation and Financial Services Disputes and Investigation Teams, Russell heads the firm's specialist consumer and motor finance teams and deals with both contentious and non-contentious issues.
He has extensive experience dealing with matters involving retail financial products regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (particularly consumer credit, mortgages, payment services and savings) and disputes arising out of those products. Russell has a particular specialism in consumer credit. He often advises on complex issues including permissions, documentation, unenforceability, credit reporting, processes and procedures, remediation and fairness of terms.
He advises many leading financial services firms including banks, building societies, debt purchasers, and motor, asset and consumer finance firms. He is retained by the Finance & Leasing Association to provide training to its members.
Both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 have ranked Russell. He has been described as an "expert in the industry who knows exactly what to do in any given situation", being "very clued-up and able to give advice in a succinct, practical way”, having an "in-depth knowledge of the Consumer Credit Act", being "very competent in the consumer finance area" and being a "shockingly clever consumer credit expert".
Russell is the author of 'Consumer Credit: Law, Practice & Procedure'. He is also an editor of 'Goode: Consumer Credit Law and Practice', 'Goode: Consumer Credit Reports' and 'Butterworths Financial Regulation Service'. He is an editor of a number of materials on consumer credit, mortgages and payment services for both Practical Law and LexisNexis.
Born into a motor trade family, Matt felt from a young age that his career would take him into customer service, sales and leadership, so the natural path for him was to join the Automotive Sector.
As a proven and renowned professional in the business, Matt is by definition and his own admission a “millennial”; however, breaking the stereotypical boxes millennials are put in, he views the sector and all its businesses with a fresh, vibrant, contemporary and inquisitive approach.
Having worked for ten years in the industry, Matt has been on the receiving end of some traditional, unengaging and uninspiring training and has witnessed a variety of management styles and techniques. With this, he felt that for the future leaders of the industry, there was a need to create development and thinking that embraces and celebrates the traditional, yet more importantly recognises and prepares for the change that is rapidly upon us in the sector.
As Co-Founder and Managing Director of SSW Automotive Ltd, Matt’s vision is to provide “a new hope for Automotive training” by offering thought-provoking training, coaching and facilitation in all areas of the behaviours and skills that will help the industry to thrive and survive.
SSW Automotive, under Matt’s leadership, has rapidly established itself as the “go-to” training and development business, for all aspects of People, Product, Process and Performance improvement needs that require a new and forward-looking approach.
‘Laura Dalby is a ‘new’ on the block compliance consultant, specialising in working with brokers and dealers to support them with their compliance requirements. After past experience working directly with brokers in all things compliance, HR, office management, pay-outs etc.
Laura took the risk to go it alone in an aim to help more people, LD Compliance was born! Working directly with new businesses, successfully implementing strong compliance process and policy from the start, her aim is assist as many as possible, making sure your compliance protects and works for your business simultaneously.’
We are delighted to welcome Laura to our panel this year
Back by popular demand!
Engaging the audience to participate, introducing speakers, hosting panel discussions and even ensuring the event is co-ordinated to run to time etc are the key skills of an amazing M.C., and Stephen hits all the buttons!
With over 30 years Automotive Experience, Stephen has M.C.d numerous major events for charities and large corporate functions as well as hosted Awards Ceremonies.
These have included;
Willen Hospice – Ascot Ladies Day
Porsche Bournemouth – 40th Birthday
The Automotive Industry Excellence Awards
Associate Evening for a large training business.
AND OF COURSE THE F&I SUMMIT 2019!!!
Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards, was the first competitor to represent the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team in Olympic Ski jumping.
Despite little skill for his sport, Eddie's heroic failures won the hearts and minds of the public: in 2016, he was portrayed by Taron Egerton in the biographical film Eddie the Eagle, and he remains one of the best loved athletes today.
Born in Cheltenham, England, Eddie was working as a plasterer when he qualified as the sole British applicant for the 1988 Winter Olympics ski-jumping competition. He had previously represented Great Britain at the 1987 World Championships, and was ranked 55th in the world.
The odds were stacked against him: he weighed 9kg more than the next heaviest competitor; he lacked financial support for training and was totally self-funded; he was scared of heights; and he needed to wear his glasses at all times, which fogged up to such an extent while skiiing that he could not see.
Eddie eventually finished last in both the 70m and 90m events - and his lack of success endeared him to people all across the globe.
In fact, the worse he did, the more popular he became, to the point where he became a media celebrity and appeared on talk-shows around the world.
In 2016 the hit film Eddie the Eagle was released, charting Eddie's journey to Calgary. It starred Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman and was a box office success.
"Andy, you never cease to amaze us with your events! The daytime was informative, engaging and enjoyable and because you keep the numbers sensible, the networking was highly effective" -
Andy and Team hosted one of the best events we attended this year. The content was topical, informative and everyone that should attend attended. The evening event included uplifting motivational speakers that deserved to tell their story. All round great event. Looking forward to the next one.
Andy Shuter is one of the UK Motor Industry influencers and masters of change, developing the first true multi lender finance application solutions and helping improve the entire customer experience, his relentless appetite to add value and help develop and protect our industry is both humbling and infectious, the F&I conference being a great example of Andy being a champion of collaboration and the sharing of ideas to deliver exceptional process with a leading service/value proposition to Automotive customers.
"All of the team at our company LOVED the Unsung Hero Award, a true masterstroke and so nicely done allowing the delegates to vote for the winner."
The day was packed full of useful information with excellent speakers. There was a nice balance of speakers covering a whole range of important industry topics and there was a strong focus on increasing sales and customer satisfaction which was great to see. I picked up several nuggets of information which we implemented in our vehicles division. The event had a really nice ‘feel’ to it with lots of laughs along the way, it was inspiring to see what colleagues thought of the unsung heroes that were featured. Anyhow, enough from me, thanks for a great day and evening and look forward to the next one.
"Great mix of speakers, fantastic networking, topped off at the end of the day by Radio 5's Jon Pienaar!
The thing we most liked was that not only was the audience very targeted, the sensible numbers allowed us to effectively connect with people"
A trained medical doctor who is perhaps best known as the Sinnerman on the hugely popular ITV quiz show 'The Chase', Paul has been a successful comedian for a number of years. As a club comedian, he has played every major comedy club in the UK, performed in eighteen other countries across the globe, and been three times nominated for Best Club Comedian at the Chortle Awards, winning in 2014.
Paul has taken eight solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, his 2006 show Saint Or Sinha being nominated for whatever the Perrier award was called back then. His 2017 show Shout Out To My Ex had a sellout run and toured nationally, with 2018’s The Two Ages Of Man following suit. On Radio 4, Paul has appeared several times on venerable favourites Just A Minute, The Now Show, and The News Quiz; and has carved out a career in factual comedy — making programmes on cricket, the 2012 Olympics, the Magna Carta, and UK citizenship; and three series of the Rose d’Or-winning Paul Sinha’s History Revision. Alongside Marcus Berkmann, he also plays for the South of England on the long-running Round Britain Quiz. On Radio 5 Live, he is a regular (and twice series champion) on the “feisty” sports panel show Fighting Talk. At the time of writing, Paul is ranked sixth in the UK at quizzing and, in November 2017, recorded his second top-ten finish at the European Quizzing Championships.