26 June 2018
08:45 – 09:30 Registration and breakfast
09:30 – 16:25 Conference
Registration and breakfast
Tyrone Courtman, Chair ICAEW Restructuring and Insolvency Community; and Partner PKF Cooper Parry
Keynote address - Being a catalyst for the future
Will Butler-Adams is brim-full of passion for engineering and is helping to revive UK manufacturing prowess. Will enthuses about the future, from the potential of the Internet of Things to Brompton’s role in encouraging fitness. He also admits that risk taking makes him feel alive.
Will Butler-Adams OBE, Managing Director, Brompton Bicycles
CVAs – an effective tool for supporting business rescue?
Professor Peter Walton and Chris Umfreville will discuss the findings of research into CVAs carried out by the University of Wolverhampton and suggest potential reforms to improve the effectiveness of CVAs
Professor Peter Walton, University of Wolverhampton and Chris Umfreville, Aston University
A word from our main sponsor - JLT
Ed Brittain, Head of Restructuring and Recovery, JLT
HMRC – working with the insolvency profession
Lee is the first customer service manager for the insolvency profession. Hear what’s on her agenda.
HMRC’s Making Tax Digital initiative is due to be rolled out in 2019 – hear the latest developments and how MTD may impact IPs.
Lee Bruce, HMRC, Compliance Development, BT Operations and Verna Gellvear, HMRC
Creating business opportunities and bringing new clients to your firm
How do you become the go to choice in a crowded marketplace?
Rob Brown, Managing Director, B D Academy
A word from our sponsor - Ferguson
General Data Protection Regulation
Barely one month on from the introduction of far reaching data protection regulation, what are the issues for insolvency practitioners.
Caroline Sumner, Technical and Education Director, R3
Keynote address – Cyber Risks, Regulations and liabilities
Charlie headed Scotland Yard’s Economic and Cyber Crime unit and led the national ecrime programme. She was the senior law enforcement officer in the cross-border world of hacking and on-line fraud. Charlie will look at the threat from insiders and the Internet Of Things, ransom ware and data loss prevention and where liability sits in a breach.
Charlie McMurdie, Scotland Yard’s former Head of Economic and Cybercrime Unit
Economic Insight that matters
Trevor’s consultancy specialises in economic analysis encompassing ‘big data’ – the large information set being created from the 4thindustrial revolution sweeping the world – to better understand a fast changing global economy and its political context.
Professor Trevor Williams, Former Chief Economist, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
Tyrone Courtman has worked in restructuring for over 25 years and has lead the Cooper Parry team for 20 of those years. His main job is to help clients avoid their worst financial nightmares. He is lucky enough to meet lots of interesting and talented people who’ve fallen on challenging times. Whether it’s saving their business and helping it to survive and prosper, maximising recoveries from distressed businesses and assets or just bringing order and clarity at a time when a client can only see disorder.
William Butler-Adams OBE. As boss of Brompton Bicyles Ltd, Will Butler-Adams is helping spearhead a new surge in British manufacturing. His company design, produce and distribute over 30,000 folding bikes each year from their UK factory – with half the 1200 parts in every Brompton made onsite. Even in the current economic climate, they are enjoying exponential growth.
Rob Brown is the bestselling author of Build Your Reputation and according to LinkedIn, is the world's most recommended networking expert. A featured TEDx speaker, Rob runs specialist inhouse Business Development Academies for large accounting firms. These programs help technically brilliant professionals develop the skills to confidently and effectively win more business, build high level professional networks and raise their personal profiles. Rob is also host of the Professional Firm Accelerator podcast which interviews leaders and experts globally on what makes good firms great. He delivers keynote presentations internationally on trust, reputation, networking and likeability.
Charlie McMurdie served as Scotland Yard’s head of Economic and Cyber Crime, and led the Police Central eCrime Unit and National cyber crime programmes. She was the country’s top law enforcement officer in the fast moving, complex, international world of hacking, cyber crime and online fraud. Charlie addresses the urgent, vital need for appropriate cyber security measures, including physical, human and digital, examining the strategic nature of the precautions required now and in the future and gives operational examples of what has happened in the past. Covering hackers attacking governments, banks, retailers, organised criminals stealing our personal information, from state sponsored attacks to juveniles having fun. Charlie highlights how and why every organisation is potentially vulnerable
Professor Trevor Williams is the former chief economist of Lloyds Bank, a position he held for over 15 years. He has worked as an economist in the city of London for 30 years, and formerly worked in the government economic service. His extensive experience covers financial markets, econometric modelling, the UK and global economy, including issues such as global trade, demographics, productivity, the 4th industrial revolution and the future of the global economy, of manufacturing & industry etc. Trevor also runs his own consultancy – TWC: www.trevorwilliams.biz. He blogs and presents at conferences and other client-focussed events, representing economic views on a range of topics. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Derby, Chairman of the Institute of Economic Affairs Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (SMPC), author of Trading Economics (Wiley), and writes a regular column in Moneyfacts.
Lee Bruce joined HM Customs & Excise in 1988, initially working at Heathrow Airport, before moving into VAT compliance work and from there, on to Debt Management and Civil Recovery. In 2005, when HMC&E merged with the Inland Revenue, Lee became the first HMRC person to pass the CPI. Working in the former Specialist Investigations, Lee focussed on asset recovery, and undertook a period of secondment to a Top 4 firm to gain a better understanding of the role of the insolvency profession. Latterly, Lee has worked in Business Tax Operations, and has focussed more on the Customer Service angle of working with the profession.
Peter Walton has taught at the University of Wolverhampton for over twenty five years. He is a Professor of Insolvency Law and is the Director of the University’s Law Research Centre. He has published widely on all aspects of insolvency law and his work has been quoted by the New Zealand Law Commission, cited by the New Zealand High Court and the Australian Federal Court, cited in argument in the Privy Council and UK Supreme Court and been relied upon by the UK Supreme Court. He has conducted a number of empirical studies on behalf of the UK insolvency profession and the UK Government. His research has been referred to several times in Parliament in addition to being the subject of early day motions. He co-authors, with Professor Andrew Keay, a textbook entitled Insolvency Law: Corporate and Personal published by LexisNexis, is case editor for Bankruptcy and Personal Insolvency Reports, is co-editor of Kerr and Hunter on Receivers and Administrators and is the General Editor of Totty, Moss and Segal on Insolvency published by Sweet & Maxwell. He is currently acting as consultant to the Kenyan Government.
Chris Umfreville is a Lecturer in Law at Aston Law School, part of Aston University in Birmingham, specialising in company law and related subjects. Chris has broad experience of teaching on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses in both the UK and overseas. In addition to teaching, research is a key part of Chris’ role. The main focus of Chris' research is in the field of corporate insolvency, and in particular corporate rescue. Chris has conducted research projects on behalf of the Insolvency Service as part of the Graham Review into Pre-Pack Administrations, R3 and ICAEW, including the recent project ‘Company Voluntary Arrangements: Evaluating Success and Failure.’ Chris has also published work in a number of academic and practitioner journals. Prior to entering academia, Chris practised as a solicitor with an international law firm, specialising in insolvency related advice to major UK and international clearing banks and multinational accountancy practices.
Caroline Sumner is Technical and Education Director at R3 and secretary to the General Technical Committee, having previously headed up the monitoring team for an RPB. She combines her technical knowledge of the current insolvency and related legislation with practical experience of the insolvency profession to provide technical advice and best practice guidance for R3 members, subscribers and students.
Verna Gellvear joined HMRC from DWP in 1998. She successfully completed her VAT Legal and Technical training and has held a number of compliance roles including VAT Assurance Officer. She has spent a number of years investigating MTIC fraud involving organised crime and missing traders. Latterly she has worked as a Business Learning Manager for HMRC’s Tax Specialist Programme, leading a team of newly recruited graduate trainees to successful completion of the training course. After having spent a number of years within Operational roles Verna has now moved into Transformation and works within the Customer Readiness and External Stakeholder Team (CREST) for the Making Tax Digital for Business Programme.
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