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Upcoming Meeting Agenda Highlights

09.00.  Arrival & Coffee

09.30. Welcome & Introductions

Since we last met

Laurie Beagle, MD, Forums International

2019 – The Second Half

What the members see coming up in the 2nd half of the year

What do they see as the impacts/barriers to doing business?

Discussion / Workshop

10.30   Break

Tackling Fraud at Companies House

Richard has worked in the corporate governance and company formation sector for nearly 20 years, with a close working relationship with Companies House. He’s witnessed the development of technology in these sectors and the evolution of the Companies House web filing services and with it came new ways for criminals to launder £90bn through the UK, hence the launch of his Robust campaign for increased integrity at Companies House.

Richard will walk us through recent activities in Government and Companies House, and how these are moving closer to improving due-diligence on the information that can be filed at Companies House.

Richard Osborne, CEO of Business Data Group and Founder of Robust

Magazine, Media and Mayhem 

Sean Feast, CICM Managing Editor, Director & co-owner of Gravity London

12.30. Lunch

The role of Robots at the Royal Mail

How BOTS work and support the credit organisation

Glynis Hayward, Royal Mail Group

New Account – Onboarding

  • Formats
  • Risk Considerations
  • Customer Differences

Martyn Brooke, Consultant Partner

15.00.  Wrap-up & Close

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Meeting Format

Meeting Format

Meetings start at 09.00 and run through to 15.30 with breaks. Refreshments & lunch are provided. There is an optional group dinner the preceding evening.

Challenging & instructive agendas

The Senior Credit Management Forum members have significant input into meeting agendas, 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

Senior Credit Management Forum membership is open to senior finance & credit professionals. Membership is subject to acceptance of our 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 £825 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 Senior Credit Management 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.

Senior Credit Management Forum (SMF)


The Senior Credit Management Forum (SMF) has been the leading peer group for senior finance & credit managers since 2006. It provides a unique community for members to meet, network and learn. The aim is to equip members with the practical strategies they need to meet the challenges of a changing business environment, and add value to their roles.

The objectives of the Senior Management 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.