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Scottish Factoring Network Conference 2019
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

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Fri, 29 Nov from
09:45 to 16:30 (BST)


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


From £239

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 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.

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 organisation who are considering introducing this service.

Date & Venue

The conference takes place on the 29 November and will be returning to the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow City Centre. The Grand Central Hotel is close to all transport links including Central Station, Queen Street Station and Buchanan Bus Station.

Costs & How to Book

The delegate fee starts at £239 for members of SFHA, SHARE and GWSF (£329 for non members) which includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments.

However if you book before 4 October members pay £229 and non members pay £319!

Press the 'Book Now' button on this page to book your place using the SFHA events booking system via the SFHA website.


Member Price £239

Non-member Price £329

Scottish Factoring Network Conference 2019 at Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF


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Chris Thomson
Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association, part of the Places for People Group

Chris is the Head of Property Maintenance that includes Procurement and Investment requirements, Voids and Repairs at Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association. 

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Chris has worked within the social housing sector for around 25 years. Before joining Castle Rock Edinvar in 2009, Chris has worked with other Housing Associations managing cross functional teams including Housing Management and Development.

Part of his role with Places for People Group has seen new initiatives introduced to maximise the use of the existing assets and addressing many of the hard to treat properties from its diverse asset base to meet EESSH standards.

Chris is a Trustee of the Crags Sports Centre, a community managed resource within the Southside of Edinburgh.

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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.

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 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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Gavin Oattes
Keynote Speaker, Comedian & Author

“Inspirational”“Mind-Blowing”“Hilarious” and “Barn-Storming” are just a few of the words used by clients to describe Gavin Oattes and his unique ability to entertain, enlighten and educate an audience. 

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Gavin is an international keynote speaker, award winning comedian, best-selling author of SHINE and a former Young Entrepreneur of the Year.  Although he spends much of his time speaking to business leaders and directors of some of the world’s leading organisations Gavin’s true inspiration for what he does comes from where he started out his career…primary school teaching.

He’s a firm believer that we as adults can be every bit as inspired by young children as they can by us grown-ups. Gavin transports his audience back to when they were just 5 years of age, a time when we feared nothing and embraced everything.

Over the past decade, Gavin has worked with literally hundreds of thousands of people and is now regarded as one the most talented and sought after speakers in the UK.

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Jacqueline Stirling
Govan Housing Association

Jacqueline Stirling, Factoring Officer, leads the Factoring Team at Govan Housing Association. She joined the Association in 2002 and has been managing the Associations factoring portfolio for over 17 years.  An Associate of the Institute of Residential Property Managers, Jacqueline also sits on the IRPM working group for Scotland representing Housing Associations.

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As well as managing the day to day factoring operations she also has a key role in achieving the Associations partnership strategy with the Local Authority to help address the deterioration in condition of the pre 1919 tenement stock and the surrounding environment, which includes tackling unfactored properties.

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Aileen Duncan
Lochaber Housing Association

Aileen Duncan is Corporate Serivces Officer (Finance) at Lochaber Housing Association. She has worked at Lochaber Housing Association for 7 tears and started as a Receptionist then moved into Finance.

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She was previously a secretary in a local primary school and pre-kids she worked in the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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