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30 Nov, Glasgow

Scottish Factoring Network Conference 2018

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Fri, 30 Nov from
09:00 to 16:30 (BST)


Grand Central Hotel
99 Gordon Street, Glasgow , G1 3SF

About the Conference

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 6th 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.

About the Venue

The conference will be returning to the Grand Central Hotel, conveniently located right next to Central Station in Glasgow City Centre.

Is it for You?

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

Cost and How to Book

The delegate fee starts at £229 for members of SFHA, SHARE and GWSF (£319 for non members) which includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments.

Want to know more about the Network?

With over 80 members, the SFN supports and represents social housing providers that provide factoring services across Scotland.The Scottish Factoring Network partners are SFHA, GWSF and SHARE. 

Speakers & Biographies

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Jim Bauld
TC Young

Jim Bauld is a Partner at TC Young.  He has specialised in tenancy matters since 1994 and has over 30 years’ experience in Sheriff Court work throughout Scotland.  Jim is the highest ranked individual litigation practitioner in the Social Housing Category for Scotland in the current Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.

He is appointed as a legal member of the First Tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber).  Jim is also a key member of our litigation team, using his experience to give clients advice on issues such as debt recovery, evictions, succession to tenancies, repairs, leases, right to buy and antisocial behaviour.

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Kelly Jones
Grant Thornton UK LLP

Kelly is a Certified Chartered Accountant and Associate Director within Grant Thornton UK LLP.  She has over 14 years experience in the insolvency industry and joined Grant Thornton in 2008, splitting her time between their Scottish offices.  Kelly manages a portfolio of Sequestration, Trust Deed and Liquidation cases and leads the personal insolvency team at Grant Thornton.   Following the downturn in the property market in 2008, many of her cases have involved property sales, both residential and commercial and selling either as individual or portfolio sales. 

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Heather Elder
Maryhill Housing Association

Having worked in factoring for 15 years I have an appreciation for the important role we play in maintaining Scotland’s homes and communities. I take great pride in being on the Scottish Factoring Network Planning Group. To date we have organised annual conferences, submitted views to government on the Code of Conduct review, organised Scotland’s first Factoring qualification (run by SHARE), provided quarterly sessions with speakers on hot topics followed by breakout sessions to allow for discussions and networking. I believe that those of us who work in the industry should be involved in shaping its future in order to drive up standards and the network gives me this opportunity. I look forward to seeing you all at the conference.