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CICM confirms its role as official supporter of Credit Week

Press Release – 14 March 2017

The world’s largest recognised professional body for credit professionals, the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) is the official supporter of the UK’s first Credit Week, which is being held from 27th to 31st March 2017 in London.

The CICM, which administers the Prompt Payment Code on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is committed to changing the culture of late payment – which has particularly negative effects on SMEs – and driving best practice in credit management. It has produced a series of ten free webinars for both CICM and non-CICM members covering a diverse range of subjects from ‘getting customers to pay you quicker’ to ‘building your personal brand’.

Credit Week opens with a parliamentary reception hosted by Julian Knight MP at the Houses of Parliament, where Margot James, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, will be joining the CICM and guests.

The Week’s headline event is the Credit Summit (30th March at QEII Centre, Westminster), targeting over 800 industry professionals, which will this year feature BBC broadcaster Evan Davis to present a keynote economic overview.

The Summit will be split into six streams. Philip King, Chief Executive of the CICM, is chairing the Trade Credit stream’s morning session before moving to chair the afternoon Credit Risk stream.

“Both topics are affected by geo-political circumstances, and with increased levels of uncertainty there is bound to be tension at the heart of business finances,” Philip says. “With so many high-profile industry professionals in attendance, I am sure the streams will produce some very interesting debates and I am looking forward to chairing them both.”

A team from the CICM will be at the Credit Summit to share the importance of CICM membership and explain benefits of its offering. Attendees will also have the opportunity to feature on the Institute’s social media channels with reasons ‘why you love your job’ using the hashtag #LoveMyJob.

CICM members save £25 on full Creditor ticket price – call T: +44 (0)20 7940 4835 to book.

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For further press information, please contact:

Sean Feast, Alex Simmons or Tom Berger – Gravity Public Relations

0207 330 8810, email mediaenquiries@cicm.com

About CICM:

The Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) is the largest recognised professional body in the world for the credit management community. Formed over 75 years ago, the Institute was granted its Royal Charter in 2014.  Representing all areas of the credit and collections lifecycle, it is the trusted leader and expert in its field providing its members with support, resources, advice, and career development as well as a networking and interactive community. In addition to its comprehensive suite of qualifications and learning opportunities, events and magazine ‘Credit Management’, the CICM administers the Prompt Payment Code for BEIS. Independently, and through collaboration with business organisations, it provides vital advice to businesses of all sizes on how best to manage cashflow and credit.

Linkedin: CICM Credit Community

Twitter: www.twitter.com/CICM_HQ

 

Discounted tickets are available for CICM members wishing to attend Credit Summit.
Book now – £675 saving £25 on full Creditor ticket price. Note supplier rates are different but the same level of CICM member discount will be applied to those rates.

Visit www.creditweek.co.uk/tickets for more information.