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Upcoming Meeting Agenda Highlights

09.30.           Welcome & Introductions


  • Discussion on companies submitted by the members
  • Update on the companies discussed at previous meetings
  • Insolvency update
  • Case Study
  • Update on Brexit, futures etc.

Alan Norton – Head of Intelligence – Graydon UK Ltd

Steve Hamstead, Branch Director, Acumen

Extended Payment Terms

Including sales tricks to get orders released

Members are asked to bring along what they

currently do

Discussion / Workshop

Debt Recovery

  • What strategies do the members use?
  • Best Practices
  • Using third parties

Baker Ing – DCA Presentation & Workshop

12.45.           Lunch

Jargon Busting

Building an abbreviation listing for the forum

Laurie Beagle – MD – Forums International Ltd

Communication in the Digital Age.

Presenter TBC

15.00.           Wrap-Up & Close

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What our members say

Good day as always, especially the “People Hacker Session! Thoroughly interesting and thought provoking session. – Kevin Corcoran, Director Credit Services, Techdata

For more information and an information pack Email drf@forumsinternational.co.uk

Meeting Format


There are 4 IT Distributers & Resellers Credit Forum meetings a year. Each of one-day duration, held at the Stratford Manor Hotel,  Stratford Upon Avon

Meeting Format

The IT Distributors & Resellers Credit Forum meetings start at 09.30 and run through to 15.00 with breaks. Refreshments & lunch are provided. There is an optional group dinner at the hotel the preceding evening.

Challenging & instructive agendas

The IT Distributors & Resellers Credit Forum members have significant input into meeting agendas in order to ensure that sessions are relevant and cover key areas of common interest.

Interactive delivery

Sessions are delivered through workshops and discussions rather than lecture-style presentations.

We source and invite knowledgeable subject experts in order to ensure that content is of the highest standard.


Membership Information

Membership Criteria

Membership is open to finance & credit professionals from distributors & resellers in the IT channel, subject to our standard membership terms & conditions.


Prospective members are invited to attend their first meeting free of charge and without obligation, to assess the benefits of membership for themselves. Thereafter the annual membership fee is £660 and covers all administration and meeting costs.

Members are responsible for their own hotel, accommodation and travel costs.

Membership is not just about meetings

We encourage members to draw on the network of peers provided by the Forum between meetings.

There is an established electronic communications channel for  members to ask questions and stay in touch with each other.


All members’ contact details are available on the restricted-access area of the forum website, from where copies of all meeting presentations and workshop outputs can also be downloaded.

A LinkedIn Group has been established, membership of which is strictly limited to forum members and genuine prospective members.


IT Distributors & Resellers Credit Forum (DRF)


The IT Distributors & Resellers Credit Forum (DRF) was formed in 2003 in conjunction with Graydon. It focuses primarily on credit, collections & risk management and fraud prevention. Aiming to equip members with the practical tools they need to meet the challenges of a changing business environment, and add value to their roles.

The objectives of the forum are to:

  • share experiences and draw on each others’ knowledge
  • develop and enhance best and new practice in credit and risk management
  • improve skill levels
  • provide access to a network of like-minded professionals and relevant industry experts.