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Factoring Conference 2023
The Studio

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Wed, 6 Dec from
10:00 to 17:00 (BST)


The Studio
67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE


From £252

About the event

An SFHA, Share and GWSF partnership forms the Scottish Factoring Network which provides support for housing practitioners and social housing organisations who are involved in delivering factoring services to owners.  

Returning for its 7th year the conference will provide delegates with an update on the policy and legal developments through strategic plenary sessions as well as providing pragmatic operational advice, with a selection of practical workshops.  

The conference offers an excellent opportunity for delegates to network with others working in factoring from around the country and to get face to face expert opinion on issues surrounding factoring.  

Key issues to be discussed at the conference include:   

Tenement Maintenance 

  • Cladding Remediation 

  • Insurance costs 

  • Legal updates 

And much more!  

The conference offers an excellent opportunity for delegates to network with others working in factoring from around the country and to get face to face expert opinion on issues surrounding factoring.  

Who should attend?

This event is a must for anyone working in housing management, housing finance, maintenance and asset management and anyone involved in factoring or organisations that  are considering introducing this service. 

Date & venue

The event will take place on Wednesday 6 December 2023 at The Studio

The Studio is a modern, bright venue, located in Glasgow's city centre, offering easy access from all major transport links. It has been awarded GOLD ECOsmart accreditation rating for environmental impact.  This demonstrates The Studio’s  longstanding commitment to sustainability as the  award is for hotels and meeting venues that demonstrate an eco-friendly approach, and it is an industry-standard accreditation.


Our vision for future SFHA events is to produce them to the highest quality while ensuring that they are sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint, where possible. 

Ways you could help us reduce our carbon footprint at this event:

  • Take public transport, cycle or walk
    • Did you know a train produces 0.07kg of CO2e per mile compared to a car which is 0.36kg or a short haul flight which is 0.44kg?
  • Download the conference app to save paper
  • Bring a refillable water bottle
  • Use recycling bins provided

Read our full sustainability policy here

Cvent - event app guides

We are delighted we will be using our new event app, Cvent, at this conference. Click here to find our Cvent guides.

Costs and how to book

Book your place at the conference online now. The delegate fee starts at £252 for members of SFHA, Share and GWSF (£351 for  non-members) which includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments. 

Book two places and bring a colleague for free! *   

We’re offering a group discount: buy two of the same ticket type and another colleague can attend for free.  

*Tickets must all be the same type and booked at the same time to receive the deal, excludes residential tickets* 

The discount will be automatically calculated on checkout.  

To book your place, use the book now buttom at top of page. 


Member Price £252

Non-member Price £351

Factoring Conference 2023 at The Studio

67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE


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David Bookbinder

David has been Director of GWSF since June 2014. Before that he held policy posts at CIH Scotland, the Scottish Government (temporarily) and SFHA, which he joined in 1993. 

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Prior to coming to Scotland his housing posts down south included the London Borough of Hillingdon and Age Concern England.

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Jo Parry-Geddes
Mill Architects

Jo studied Architecture at Duncan of Jordanstone College Art & Design, Dundee. She completed her Part 3 at University of Edinburgh in 2004 whilst working at Wheeler and Sproson, where she was mentored by Mill Architects founder Chris Duncan.

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Jo progressed her career working as a Conservation Accredited Architect for the last 13 years gaining experience at PJMP Architects, A. Campbell Mars, Covell Matthews and Hypostyle Architects where she was an Associate Director there for 12 years.

Just before settling into MILL Jo was awarded RIAS Advanced Conservation Accreditation in 2018. Where her key area of expertise has been in overseeing and managing the restoration and conservation work of numerous traditional and historic properties which have given Jo a great deal of all rounded experience.

Jo is passionate about working on existing buildings, as they offer history and interest and often great significance. She is interested in the past occupiers of these buildings as well as the people who use them or want to use them now.  Whether her brief is to make the building safe, take the building back to its original form or alter it to suit a new form, Jo finds each and every project, small or large, unique and intriguing

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Jacqueline Omoniyi
Under One Roof

Jacqueline Omoniyi joined Under One Roof in May 2022. Jacqueline is an experienced property professional, having worked in the private rented sector for 20 years, and latterly ran her own successful letting agency. Jacqueline’s primary role as Education and Training Officer is to provide help, information, and support to tenement flat owners, landlords, and housing professionals across Scotland in all matters relating to tenement maintenance and repair management.

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Jacqueline hosts public events for owner-occupiers and landlords across Scotland with Under One Roof’s local authority partners, and regularly writes and delivers training courses for local authority and private factor staff teams.

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Jackie Timmons
City of Edinburgh Council

Jackie Timmons, a Chartered Surveyor by profession, started her career in Construction and then Private Practise as a Quantity Surveyor from 1990. Jackie joined the City of Edinburgh Council in 2015 as Shared Repairs Manager and implemented a new Service to support and encourage tenement owners to progress repairs and maintenance, using Statutory notices as a last resort to carry out works in default of owners. 

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In 2020, Jackie implemented a new Service in the Council to upgrade mixed tenure blocks in a 3-year Pilot programme to deliver £30m of work in a deprived area of Edinburgh.

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David Reid
James Gibb

David Reid is CEO and a shareholder at James Gibb Residential Factors, the largest factoring company in Scotland. He was formerly the Owner and Managing Director of Life Property Management Ltd, which was acquired by James Gibb in 2019. 

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He has been a key influence in the creation of the largest property management business in the country following the acquisition of Speirs Gumley in June 2023. David has been working in the property management industry for 25 years with early career periods in the NHS and Legal & General. He is Past President of the Property Managers Association Scotland, 2018 to 2020, and was appointed a Director of The Property Institute, England in 2022, which is a reflection on the wealth of knowledge he has in the industry. He has established key relationships in Scottish Government and Westminster which assists in building knowledge and experience in the sector.

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Ailsa MacFarlane

Ailsa became BEFS Director in 2021, having joined BEFS as Policy & Strategy Manager in 2017.

Coming from a cultural-heritage project management background, running complex projects with a nationwide remit Ailsa has wide-ranging experience with partnership working and stakeholder collaboration across the sector.

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Taking an inclusive and collaborative approach, with a passion for increasing sector sustainability, Ailsa distils complexity across policy landscapes, and focuses sector responses strategically; continually working in partnership to make sure the sector is well represented, well understood, and evidencing delivery across national strategies and performance frameworks.

As part of BEFS policy work, BEFS has been working to further the safety and sustainability of tenements for many years. BEFS advocates for the buildings, and the health and safety of their residents –for the present, and for a net-zero future.

Ailsa is a Fellow of the RSA, and Chair of the Advisory Group for the Travelling Gallery.

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Jacqueline Stirling
Yorkhill Housing Association

Jacqueline joined YHA as Factoring Manager in November 2022, having previously accrued over 20 years factoring experience in other RSL’s. 

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Jacqueline has a CIH Level 3 Certificate in Letting and Managing Residential Properties and the IRPM Professional Diploma in Property Factoring in Scotland, giving her IRPM member status.  She also sits on the IRPM working party for Scotland, the GCC/GWSF Tenements Working Group and provides factoring training via SHARE.

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Mike Heffron
Under One Roof

Mike Heffron is the Chief Executive for Under One Roof Scotland, a charity that provides free, independent information and support for tenement owner-occupiers, landlords, property managers and other housing professionals. Under One Roof acts as the secretariat for the Scottish Parliament’s Tenement Cross-Party Working Group.

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Stephen Leeiton
Scottish Government

Steve has been the Property Factor Registration Team Leader in the Scottish Government since 2019. 

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 Before this he was involved in the implementation of letting agent regulation and had responsibility for the tenancy deposit schemes in Scotland.

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Trudi Tokarczyk
Scotland's Housing Network

A housing professional with a decade of experience in the housing sector in a variety of roles including research and policy development. Trudi began her career as an arrears officer with Renfrewshire Council's twilight team whilst undertaking her Msc Housing Studies with the University of Stirling. 

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Trudi has experience of a wide range of housing functions within both local authority and RSLs, but with a passion for housing and social policy she naturally gravitated to a role within Strategy and Policy Development.

In 2018, Trudi took up a post as a research assistant with the Centre for Housing Research at St Andrews, working with Dr Sharon Leahy (St Andrews University) and Dr Kim McKee (University of Stirling) to review the implication of the right to rent scheme. From here, she undertook a role as a temporary lecturer on the Housing Studies Programme at the University of Stirling, where she assisted in the delivery of the postgraduate in Housing Studies.

Trudi returned to working more closely with the housing sector last year when she joined Scotland's Housing Network as a service improvement manager. Trudi is also on the board of Cathcart District Housing Association.

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