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Conference organisers help merchants beat the credit crunch

The four merchant organisations behind THE Conference are launching a one-day seminar to help builders merchants and suppliers get through the current credit crunch.

Conference organisers help merchants beat the credit crunch

The Credit Crunch Forum takes place at the Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on September 17. Sponsored by the Bank of Scotland, it aims to examine the implications for builders’ merchants and suppliers for both the short term and the future, with practical advice on how to manage the current economic situation.

The Credit Crunch refers to the drying up of liquidity in the housing market and the corresponding change in market conditions, which has had such a dramatic impact on the new housing market and is now starting to affect the RMI market.

Key issues to be addressed will include

  • How will the Credit Crunch impact on Builders’ Merchants and their Suppliers?

  • How can we effectively manage our Credit Control?

  • What methods of Financing are available?

  • How can we effectively manage our Bad Debt risk?
  • The Keynote speaker is Mark Miller, senior economist and director with the Bank of Scotland. Other speakers and topics are

  • Credit Control – Glen Bullivant -Vice President Institute of Credit Management

  • Going Legal – Jeremy Marshall – Irwin Mitchell

  • Factoring & Invoice Discounting – Paul
  • Credit Status Reports – Simon Howard – ICC

  • Financing Assets – Graham Kerr – Lex

  • Managing your Cashflow – Mike Connolly – The Connolly Partnership

  • Credit Insurance – Tim Lane – International Risk Consultants

    The one-day event costs just £99 per delegate, including lunch.

    The Credit Crunch Forum is being organised by “THE Conference” in association with NMBS, Unimer, BMF and the BMJ and Major Sponsor Bank of Scotland.

    To book your place call Sam Hunt or Michelle Cronje on 0116 261 4902 or email sam.hunt@nmbs.co.uk.

  • About Fiona Russell-Horne

    Fiona Russell-Horne
    Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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