TMA (UK) Annual Conference
Tidal Wave of Turnaround... Where is it?
TMA (UK) Annual Conference 2012: Tidal Wave of Turnaround ... Where is it?
Date: Thursday 15 November 2012
Cost: TMA Members: £450 + VAT, Sponsors: £450 + VAT (after allocated free places), Non-Members: £550 + VAT
The annual TMA (UK) conference is a great opportunity to gather together those involved in the turnaround and corporate recovery markets to provide a catalyst for discussion and enhanced education of current topical issues both in and out of the auditorium.
This year proves no exception and our theme "The Tidal Wave of Turnaround......Where is it?" questions the state of the economy in the current climate where a long expected rush of activity predicted to accompany the double dip recession seems yet to appear.
As the only International organisation truly representative of all Stakeholders within the UK, we are in a perfect position to explore this question from all angles.
Full details of the programme can be viewed here, but to give a flavour, we have an exciting morning scheduled - Anthony Hilton, Financial Editor, Evening Standard opens proceedings, followed by Vaughan Thomas, current Chairman of Ilford Engineering, who will give a unique insight from a corporate and entrepreneurial perspective. Our morning panel takes an in depth look at the Manufacturing sector, bringing together Mike Rigby, Corporate Director of Manufacturing Transport & Logistics, Barclays and Interim Managers involved at the front end of manufacturing - Mark Franckel (Spear and Jackson), Robert Audas (Audas International) and Vaughan Thomas (Ilford Engineering) under the Chairmanship of John Willcock of Global Turnaround Magazine. Simon Kuper, Sports Journalist of The Financial Times and author of "Soccernomics" concludes our morning session from the viewpoint of a successful author and regular columnist for the Financial Times.
Jon Moulton, Better Capital starts off the afternoon session in his own thought provoking fashion, to be followed by a choice from our two Master Class sessions - 'The Right Approach, IBR or CRO or Talking up a Turnaround - the principles of effective communication. The afternoon panel takes a look at alternative funding open to struggling companies when the Banks are not necessarily an option. Philip Long chairs a panel which brings together Kevin Caley (ThinCats), Jamie Constable (RCapital), Nicholas Young (Beer and Young) and Chris Hardy (Bibby Financial Services).
The afternoon will close with a look at plans for development of turnaround accreditation training across Europe and a look at the future for TMA (UK) from the President Elect, Chris Hart, Lloyds TSB cf.
The day will be run by our conference Chairman Dominic Reimbold and joint moderators Adrian Doble of FRP and Chris Hart of Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance
As ever there are plenty of opportunities to discuss the day's content and enjoy the excellent catering at the Royal College of Physicians.
The Keynote Speakers
Bryan Green, Founder and CEO of TnuiCapital LLP
Bryan Green is the founder and CEO of TnuiCapital LLP, a distressed investment business as well as a growth investment business. He also is the founder and CEO of Tnui Asset Finance Ltd, an asset based lender serving the SME corporate market.
Previously he was head of the Restructuring and Insolvency group at international law firm Salans where he advised on some major restructurings in the UK and Europe including Little Chef, MFI and Allied Carpets. Chambers UK ranked Bryan as one of the leading lawyers in the turnaround finance field. He then left the legal sector to join Gordon Brothers Europe as the CEO.
Bryan through TnuiCapital LLP is one of the most active investor in the turnaround market. He engages in transactions which require as little as £250k in funding through to £50m.
Bryan has been described as "a market leader whose endeavours have helped to shape and develop this [Turnaround Funding] market". Bryan is President of TMA (UK).
Anthony Hilton, Evening Standard Financial Editor
Anthony Hilton, Evening Standard Financial Editor, is the ideal keynote speaker on finance and economics. An author, broadcaster, journalist and lecturer, he joined Fleet Street in 1968 as a Trainee on the Guardian. He was City Editor of the Times from 1981 to 1983 and City Editor of the Evening Standard from 1984 to 1989 and in November 1989 became Managing Director of the Evening Standard, a post he held for six years before returning to the City Office as Editor in 1996. He is now Financial Editor.
Anthony has worked for the Observer, the Daily Mail and the Sunday Express. He was Editor of Accountancy Age for five years and has served in New York, where for three years he was Business Correspondent for the London Sunday Times. He returned to Britain in 1981 to become City Editor of the Times.
Anthony has been seen regularly on television, filling the commentator's slot on Channel 4's 'TV Business programme', and appearing as the expert panellist on 'The Stocks and Shares Show'. He is also heard frequently on radio. In addition, he has written two acclaimed books; 'How to communicate financial information to employees' and 'City within a state - A study of how the city of London really works.'
Anthony has an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Aberdeen, lives in Suffolk, and has four children. He is a former parachutist but now less strenuously cruises on England's canals.
Vaughan Thomas, Current Chairman Ilford Engineering
Vaughan is a proven executive who has held a number of complex global leadership roles including Chairman, Chief Executive and in an advisory capacity. His demonstrable attributes including, vision, influencing skills, governance, development and execution of strategies. The business results Vaughan has delivered always include clear focus, top line growth and dramatic bottom line improvement. He has previously held positions with PwC and in various CEO roles. He is currently Chairman of Ilford Engineering.
A great communicator he is able to move from shop floor to the boardroom and podium to influence key stakeholders and provide clear leadership.
Simon Kuper, Sports Columnist Financial Times
Simon Kuper (born in Kampala, Uganda in 1969) was educated at Oxford University and Harvard. He has been working for the Financial Times since 1994, and now writes a general column for the newspaper.
He is British but lives with his wife and three children in Paris. He is the author of several books including Football Against the Enemy (winner of the William Hill prize for Sports Book of the Year 1994), Ajax, The Dutch, The War: Football in Europe During the Second World War (2003), and - as co-author with Stefan Szymanski - Soccernomics (2009). He also writes for magazines in Japan, The Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries.
In 2008 he won the Manuel Vazquez Montalban prize for sportswriting, an award sponsored by FC Barcelona. In 2011 he was named Britain's Cultural Commentator of the Year in Editorial Intelligence's Comment Awards.
Jon Moulton, Chairman Better Capital LLP
Jon has long experience of turnarounds, having invested in them for 30 years and with considerable success.
Jon is a Chartered Accountant, a CF and a Fellow of the Institute for Turnaround Professionals. Former Managing Partner of Alchemy, Jon also previously worked with Citicorp Venture Capital in New York and London, Permira and Apax. Jon is currently Chairman of Better Capital LLP.
Jon is a Trustee of the UK Stem Cell Foundation. He is a very active angel investor. He is Non-Executive Chairman of FinnCap, the stockbroker and a Member of the Advisory Board for the £2.4bn UK Regional Growth Fund.
Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place
Local hotel information along with booking rates are available on the Royal College of Physicians website.
Refunds of conference fees paid, less a £75 administration charge, will be granted for cancellations made up to 1st November 2012. No refunds will be available after this date. Substitutions will be accepted at no extra charge. Cancellations and changes must be made in writing (e-mail is acceptable) to email@example.com.