Forums International Ltd was created to provide regular Credit Professional Forums. These forums provide opportunities for credit and finance professionals to meet and discuss key trading issues in their industry sectors. Also to share experiences and problems and, most importantly, talk about innovation and how they have secured success.

The first of our forums was created in 1991 and will have its 26th anniversary in 2017. The Credit Professional Forums we operate are for credit and finance managers and specialise in different industry sectors, are run by Forums International Ltd. Our forums help to share and develop best and new practices. Understand trends in credit management and help prepare the members for current and future business challenges.


  • To deliver a community for credit & finance professionals
  • Develop and enhance best and new practice
  • Share experiences and problems with a view to finding effective solutions
  • Enhance risk management within the member companies
  • Discuss industry and credit related matters and challenges
  • Members build personal networks with their peers
  • Improve skill levels
  • Share information in a secure environment
  • Provide members with a communication channel
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What Clients Say

“Enjoyed the day and good to meet the sponsors from STA. Enjoyed Brent’s workshop – interesting to hear everyone’s feedback. Excellent presentation from Pentland.”
Helen Roberts, Hachette
“This was my very first SMF meeting. I had a really good insight into different companies and their current status.”
Lennisha Young, Mondelez UK Ltd
“Excellent Meeting. Thank you for the invite”
Richard Charlton, Aggregate Industries UK Ltd
“Good meeting and some useful information as always. Well organised”
John Mackay, BT
A really informative and enjoyable meeting! I would like to give particular mention to Neil Massa and the Personal Productivity section – that was excellent and I would highly recommend them being used by you in other forums.
Lisa Humphries, Assistant Credit Manager, Anixter Ltd
Thank you for an excellent meeting. I particularly enjoyed the Time Management presentation and look forward to putting the suggestions into practice!
Carly Dyson, Credit Manager – Risk & Recoveries, Celesio Group (UK)
Thank you for inviting me as a guest, I very much enjoy the opportunity to meet with other Credit Managers from different industries.
Deborah Spencer, Credit Manager, Biffa Waste Services Ltd
It was a great meeting and very open/useful comments.
Mike Burnett, Risk Manager, Group Customer Billing, BT.
Very valuable meeting
Collin Greene, VP of Finance, Impact Telecom
I enjoyed the Forum very much – it was good to stay in touch and meet the people that were there.
Daniela Boulton, Credit Analyst, Pentland Brands Ltd
A thoroughly enjoyable conference. Many thanks.
Jane Beesley, Regional Credit and Risk Manager UK, Ireland, Nordics and South Africa, Sun Chemical Ltd
Excellent meeting, by far the best I have been to and the presentations were excellent. Took a lot away from it!
Garry Worton, Credit & R Manager, Computers Unlimited
A great interactive session with some quick wins on some of the user knowledge shared.
Janet Chapman, Sales to Cash Manager, Canal River Trust
I really enjoyed the forum. This was my first participation and I will return.
Anne Kurtenbach, Credit Manager, Pentland Brands Ltd
Really good and varied selection of topics. The BREXIT talk very topical and the FD presentation first rate.
Norman Chung, Sopra Steria
Great meeting, really enjoyed Steve’s presentation on BREXIT. “Ones to Watch” is a really good idea and it can be very beneficial. Card not present, presentation was very interesting.
Liz Lockley, Credit Control Supervisor UK and Ireland
Before I go off on maternity leave, I wanted to say a big thank you for putting on all these great Credit Events for us. It’s been a pleasure attending your forums and I hope to see you again once I am back off maternity leave, come December 2018.

Many thanks

Daniela Boulton Senior Credit Risk Analyst Finance | Pentland Brands Limited
Great meeting, got a lot from it. Of particular interest was GDPR. Dr John Ghent from Sytorus made what can be mindboggling a lot easier to take in without putting the fear of God in you.
Senior Credit Management Forum
Loved the negotiation skills segment. Very engaging indeed.
Senior Credit Management Forum
Really good meeting. One comment to me from another member “One of the best recent meetings”
Senior Credit Management Forum
Good meeting and content. Enjoyed the balance of interaction and presentations.
Export Credit Forum
My first time at the DRF Forum. I found the whole event very well organised and the content of the day very useful. I will certainly intend to attend again.
IT Distributors & Resellers Credit Forum
It was a very good meeting with lots of interaction between everyone.
IT Distributors & Resellers Credit Forum
Very high standard of presentations make this forum essential for the Credit Manager in this industry.
IT Distributors & Resellers Credit Forum
An excellent day and proud to be part of it.
Credit Professionals Forum
The Smarter Not Harder presentation was excellent. One of the best Soft Skills sessions I have attended in all the years of coming to the forums.
Credit Professionals Forum
Good meeting and the new members I spoke to commented on a great day and agenda.
Credit Professionals Forum

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