The Journey Ahead
Sheffield and district branch members and guests, had an informative and enjoyable evening taking part in ‘The Journey Ahead’ workshop, at the cutting-edge AMP Technology Centre facility in Sheffield. Following refreshments and an opportunity to network with like-minded credit professional’s, guests were seated and the presentations began.
Daniel Cherry of Hays, was able to give a sneak peek into the upcoming ‘Hays UK Salary Survey’ and ‘Recruiting Trends guide 2019’. With the official launch only weeks to go, CICM members were able to get top secret statistics on the current employment market with a focus on credit. Some surprisingly optimistic findings were observed!
Simon Johnson delivered a presentation on interpreting company accounts and credit reports. This was an in-depth lecture looking at case studies within credit, delivered by the top talent within the industry. A fantastic opportunity to learn, absorb and ask questions for both experienced and budding credit professionals. Simon was able to give an invaluable insight into how he has been able to reach his positions as UK Credit Director at SIG plc.
Finally, CICM Vice President Laurie Beagle, gave a highly informative and personable update on all things CICM. Laurie guided us through the many benefits of membership and the more varied study options now available, as well as how to get more involved with the branch. Laurie was able to give his account on how CICM has facilitated so much throughout his career.
Following the presentations, the members of the committee relished the opportunity of being able to speak to members and potential new members, on a one to one basis to share knowledge and experiences. It was a real joy to spend time with credit professionals starting out on their credit journeys.
As the evening came to an end after much food for thought, members and guests were delighted to leave with a CICM goodie bag containing coffee cup, drink mat, pen and even a stick of CICM rock!
Many thanks to The Watermill, AMP Technology Centre, Simon Johnson, Laurie Beagle and all attending members and guests for making the evening a great success. The committee would like to thank all sponsors and members for their continued support of the branch, and its events in 2018 and look forward to seeing you all again and welcoming new members, and promoting credit further as a profession across the region in 2019.
Author: Daniel Cherry