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
As proven last year, Stephen did a superb job hosting our innaugrual event. As a true professional, he engages the audience to participate, introduced all our speakers and hosted all our panel discussions.
But, more than that, Stephen and his team blended in beautifully with our team and became "one of us"
Stephen has hosted numerous major events and we are delighted to welcome him and his team back this year!
Formally the MD of Agenci Information Security, Garyis 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.,
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.