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Coface sign up to ICM corporate partnership scheme

1 December 2012

Credit insurer and trade risk expert Coface has become a Corporate Partner of the Institute of Credit Management (ICM).

Philip King, Chief Executive of the ICM, believes Coface is well positioned to support the Institute’s aims and those of its membership: “As a global player facilitating trade credit for over 60 years, Coface is a major name within the industry, and we are pleased to welcome Coface onto the Corporate Partnership scheme as a highly valuable partner for our work in 2013.”

Partnership with the ICM offers increased exposure via the Institute’s many marketing channels to companies that supply products and services to the credit community. The benefits are wide-ranging and include a strengthened brand presence online and on digital media, as well as in brochures and other marketing material, and at ICM masterclasses and roadshows.

Frédéric Bourgeois, Managing Director of Coface in the UK & Ireland, says that Coface has been working with the ICM for more than 10 years and is pleased to formalise that relationshipas a corporate partner for the coming year:

“The ICM’s Corporate Partnership Scheme offers the ideal partnership for Coface to support the ICM in its work within the credit management industry, not only with regard to its promotion of credit insurance as a vital credit management tool, but also its commitment to development and training within the industry and its initiatives in tackling the problem of bad debt such as the Prompt Payment Code.

“Coface has also been a keen user of the ICM’s Learning Partnership Scheme, helping us to review processes and identify internal training needs,” he continues, “and ultimately contributing towards the raising of staff performance, improved retention and the recruitment of high calibre people.”

For further information on the ICM’s Corporate Partnership scheme, interested companies can contact Peter Collinson, the ICM’s Director of Business Development and Marketing, on 07584 993548.