Founder member of FECMA

Advancing the credit profession


Welcome to the Kent Branch. Click here to view committee details.

Our branch covers the beautiful county of Kent, the Garden of England, we normally get together four or five times a year plus our annual AGM, the highlight of our year is the renowned Turner Lecture. Our meetings and social events are a great place to meet other credit professionals and develop a useful support network.

The branch social calendar offers a mix of informative and social events. Our meetings aim to be educational, covering a broad range of interesting and entertaining subject matter. Social events are also varied; our treasurer, Simon Paterson, runs a thought provoking and entertaining quiz night which raises a lot of money for our chosen charity each year. You will find all our events listed on the branch page. You should also receive emails from The Water Mill regarding up-coming events. Many branch events will carry CPD hours that you can add to your personal development plan.

We try to make sure there’s something on offer for all ages and particularly welcome young credit professionals and students just starting out in their career. We feel that if you miss the meetings you are losing one of the big advantages of being a member of the Institute.

The committee works hard organising the events in their own time, and make the events and the branch a great place for our members.  Our committee has a wide range of jobs and experience, with Kevin Artlett on the Education Committee, there is a great source of knowledge to tap when attending events.

Please get in touch if you want further information or just to have a chat – Come and join us at our meetings…you will be made most welcome!

Kind regards,


Richard Seadon FCICM

Kent Branch Chair


Kent Branch Committee


Position Name                             Telephone   Mobile                       
Chair Richard Seadon FCICM  +44(0)208 301 7653 +44 (0)7711788216
Vice Chair Annie Lagrue MCICM(Grad)  +44 07711 250154
Treasurer Simon Paterson MCICM   +44 (0)7775195727
Secretary Kevin Artlett FCICM/Tracey Westell MCICM +44 (0)7905611186/+44 (0)7403 287595
Committee Member Andy Kingsmell MCICM +44 (0)7940322499
Committee Member Mark Bebbington MCICM +44 (0)7949264896
Committee Member Luisa Ecclestone ACICM  +44 (0)7588 432155
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