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ICM holds Court for next roadshow

5 October 2010

The penultimate stop on the Institute of Credit Management’s (ICM) regional roadshow tour of 2010 is in the grand surroundings of Ashton Court Mansion near Bristol on October 12.

Members, non-Members and local business leaders are encouraged to attend the breakfast briefing for useful hints and tips on how best to keep cash flowing through the economic recovery.

After breakfast, Chief Executive of the ICM, Philip King will present an overview of credit management and explain the ICM’s services, followed by presentations from Brian Morgan, Credit Manager at Veolia Environmental Services and Jill Weymouth a Trainer for the ICM.

“Credit management is as crucial during an economic recovery as it is during a recession,” according to Philip. “Training for those coming into the industry is therefore key to achieving best practice,” he adds “this is one of the main areas of focus for the ICM and Jill and Brian will discuss the offering of the Institute.”

Brian will focus on the success of Veolia’s ICM Learning Partnership and QiCM (Quality in Credit Management) award, and will also touch on the new level 5 Qualification and his involvement with the working party. “Being recognised by our professional body has made my team very proud of themselves, the department and company. The ICM has made significant strides in the last few years in regards to training and education and I want to encourage credit professionals to engage more in the future,” Brian says.

After working for many years in the construction industry dealing in all aspects of Credit Management, Jill now specialises in consultancy and training. She will cover the importance of training and aspects including: developing skills, new legislation, technical training, reviewing current procedures, motivating and refreshing and confidence.

Dominating an 850 acre meadow and woodland country estate, Ashton Court Mansion was once home to the ‘Smythes of Bristol’ from 1545 until 1959 and is now a specialist events venue hosting conferences, weddings and corporate activity days.

The last stop on the regional roadshow calendar is on Thursday 9 December at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire.