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Advancing the credit profession

West Midlands


Welcome to the West Midlands Branch. Click here to view committee details.

My name is Larry Coltman and I am the Chair for the West Midlands Branch.

I wanted to write to you to introduce myself, as Chair of the West Midlands Branch of CICM, and my fellow committee members.  You may not know this but CICM is in fact a charity and we are all volunteers.  We are happy to dedicate our time in support of our local members because we genuinely believe in the institute and the benefits of being a member.

Please take some time to visit the CICM website as it will tell you of all the institute offers its members.  It spans the educational such as the knowledge hub, informative webinars, study options and a plethora of resources to assist your career progression.  As a member you have access to a wide range of free advice and guidance from industry specialists. There is also a link to events offered by each branch around the country and Northern Ireland.

We, as your local branch, are an extension of these benefits in that we hold local events throughout the year.  Some educational, some more social.  Coltman Warner Cranston LLP are  well-respected debt recovery lawyers and they hold an annual seminar on the hot legal topic of the moment. Our annual quiz night is very popular and we hold an awards night to acknowledge the educational successes of our members.  All of our events can be found on the CICM Website and we also use social media to keep you up to date.  Please join the CICM West Midlands LinkedIn page.

Our education officer Peter Cartwright is always happy to help students with advice and support.  You can find out more about all of the committee members by searching for the West Midlands branch on the CICM website. He is our accounts guru and his webinar on accounts is a must.

We are keen to hear of any suggestions and ideas from our members so that we can ensure our support, events and services are relevant and useful to you. So do please feel welcome to contact me and do also come along to any of our events.  It would be great to meet you.

We support the partners of our charity in giving a great client experience and are ambassadors of our good practices.  As Chair of the West Midlands branch I hope to meet you all at future events. I am very lucky to be supported by years of experience and knowledge in the form of the fellows sitting on our committee. Feel free to join our LinkedIn Branch group here.



West Midlands Branch Committee


Position Name Telephone Mobile
Chair Larry Coltman +44(0)121 210 6164  +44(0)7785261575
Vice Chair
Treasurer Susan Byrne FCICM  +44(0)1922 452881
Secretary Richard Berger MCICM +44 (0)7841 918782
Education Officer Peter Cartwright FCICM +44 (0)7817312603
Programme Organiser Susan Byrne FCICM +44 (0)1922 452881
Committee Member Peter Kidd +44 (0)7387157254
Committee Member Dan Day
Committee Member Beccy Eady +44 (0)7903 351519
Committee Member Andrew Hignett MCICM(Grad) +44(0)1782 524004
Committee Member Neil Jinks FCICM