Keep Britain Solvent – UK Plc

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Webinar, 6 May 2021, 2-3.15pm, BST

London, 20 April 2021, 2pm. For immediate release

CREDIT TODAY, in association with SKSI, the professional services company providing expert insight and advice to businesses, is pleased to announce the inaugural Keep Britain Solvent webinar looking at some of the challenges facing the credit industry when keeping businesses afloat.

The webinar will take place at 14:00 to 15:15 on Thursday 6 May and is free to attend.

Is the Roadmap to Freedom a Ticking Timebomb for UK Plc?

As the UK emerges from Covid lockdown and people are starting to get back to “normal” Credit Today, working with SKSi, have brought together a panel of experts to discuss the challenges that lie ahead for UK Plc, as part of its “Keep Britain Solvent” campaign.

Coming out of lockdown may not see the desired return to business as usual and companies potentially face cashflow issues, rising taxes, and the ending of Government support. 

We will be looking at the steps that business should be taking to give them the best possible future and examining actions that lenders can take to protect their investments in UK businesses. This will include discussions on:

  • Withdrawal of Covid support measures 
  • Warning signs for lenders 
  • Practical measures to protect your position

The panel will consist of: 

Alistair Dickson, Director of SKSI & Head of SKSI in Scotland. He specialises in restructuring and insolvency of distressed trading and property companies and undertakes assignments for both Company and Lender. Alistair has worked with Business Owners, Company Directors, Lenders across all classifications and Private Equity. 

Damilola Ojuri, Senior Policy Advisor and Insolvency Lead at Federation of Small Businesses. Damilola led FSB’s response to the provisions of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, putting the small business perspective to Government, Practitioners and Membership bodies. She advises small business owners regarding their obligations under the Act, as well as other insolvency-related legal obligations.

Daniel Sejas, Partner, Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors and Head of London Restructuring and Insolvency team. Daniel works for licensed insolvency practitioners, boards of directors, creditors, distressed lenders, and debtors in all aspects of both corporate and personal insolvency law.

Sanjay Swarup, CEO of SKS Business Services Ltd. Sanjay is a chartered accountant who has worked with everything from start-ups up to multinationals. He has experience of raising equity and debt and running outsourced finance functions for international companies.  

The webinar will be co-chaired by:

  • Gerard Dugdill, Publishing Director of Credit Today, with 23 years’ experience of publishing and events in the credit industry, from risk assessment to insolvency. The “Keep Britain Solvent” campaign, which launched in March, aims to provide links between businesses, consumers, lenders and government to minimise both corporate and personal unnecessary insolvency through 2021. Credit Today was launched in 1998, encompassing magazine, website, show and awards.
  • Carrie James, Director of SKSI and Immediate Past President of the Insolvency Practitioners Association, the UK’s only dedicated Insolvency Regulator and currently sits on the board. Carrie enjoys working with the variety of stakeholders to find the best solutions for all. Recent successes include the sale of a £6 million automotive business which lead to a substantial return to creditors.

To register for the webinar please RSVP to gd@credittoday.co by 4pm 5 May with your name, business and email. Places on the video call are fairly limited, so please register early to secure your place.

Please note that we will hold this webinar under Chatham House Rules. However, we do wish to record the webinar so that we can produce a summary of the discussions after the event for participants. We will not use any direct quote from the recording without obtaining express permission from the speaker concerned. If you have any questions regarding the recording of the webinar, please advise at the time of registering.

For press and media enquiries, please contact Trevor Phillips, PR to SKSI:

trevor@phillipslevene.com; 07889 153 628

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