The first event took place on Friday 5th April 2019. Details about the next event and a review of the event will be available soon.

The Leadenhall Building, London



CVR Global and Aon’sCommercial Credit & Collections Conference theme was Credit Management & Insolvency

The inaugural Commercial Credit & Collection conference examined the latest developments in credit management and insolvency and a had specific fraud and technology focus. The conference provided Credit Manager and FDs with access to credit management and insolvency related advice. The  Commercial Credit & Collections conferences are a platform to learn more about new industry services, products and best practice.


  • Chair: Brendan Clarkson – Director, CVR Global
  • Mark Palmer, Hamilton Court FX, Chief Operating Officer
  • Philip King, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM)
  • Adrian Hyde, Partner, CVR Global
  • Ian Leslie, Director, Aon
  • David Sullivan, Chartered Legal Executive, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Craig Evans, Head of Business Development, Graydon

Attendees (Free to qualifying attendees)

  • Credit Managers
  • Credit Controllers
  • Finance Managers
  • FDs
  • CFOs


  • 8.30 Registration
  • 9.00 Introduction –  by Chair: Brendan Clarkson, CVR Global
  • 9.05 Economic Overview – an insightful update on the world economy, focussing on the fallout from Brexit as well as the rest of the world economy. Looking into what 2019 might look like, and the potential issues along the way – Mark Palmer, Hamilton Court FX
  • 9.25 Don’t be a victim of fraud – a practical guide – Adrian Hyde, CVR Global
  • 9.55 Unlocking your working capital – Ian Leslie, Aon
  • 10.15 Ouch, failure hurts: ‘The impact of insolvency on creditors, large and small – Philip King, CICM
  • 10.45 Break
  • 11.05 Director Personal Guarantees – worthwhile weapon or troublesome tool – David Sullivan, Eversheds Sutherland
  • 11.35 Client onboarding insights, Craig Evans, Graydon
  • 12.05 Panel session with all speakers round-up of the discussions topics
  • 12.40 Lunch and Networking
  • 13.30 Finish

About the Speakers

Brendan Clarkson, CVR Global, Director

Brendan has over 20 years’ experience in the debt, insolvency and credit management sectors. He specialises in both non-court and court insolvency work.

He has built close relationships with solicitors, other professionals, banks and client companies in order to understand their debt management needs. He has also developed good working relationships with government organisations. He appreciates the range of debt recovery options available to organisations, and works hard to ensure their best interests are served.

Brendan has regular contact with the credit management profession through his involvement in credit circles across the UK. He has served as chair of Surrey and Sussex CICM and is heavily involved with the institute.

Philip King, Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), Chief Executive

Philip King

Philip has been Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), the largest recognised professional body in the world for the credit management community, since 2006. Prior to taking up post at the CICM, he had 26 years practical experience in consumer, commercial, and international credit management, including 10 years at Vodafone. He is the author of the Managing Cashflow Guides which were written for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in 2008 and of which there have now been over 580,000 downloads. Other more recent activity with government and BEIS has included sitting on the Cabinet Office Debt Expert Panel, and the hosting and administration of the Prompt Payment Code. Philip sits on a number of industry and government-led bodies, is regularly quoted – and is widely recognised in the UK and internationally – as an expert speaker on good business practice and the importance of cashflow and credit management for businesses of all sizes.

Mark Palmer, Hamilton Court FX, Chief Operating Officer

Mark established Hamilton FX with the CEO in 2011, having previously worked at Royal Bank of Canada, Travelex and running the sales desk at Schneider FX (now Monex). His interests in capital markets lead to him writing regularly about the current state of economics and politics, as well as working closely with clients across Europe to prepare and scrutinise their treasury policies, and manage their operational foreign exchange needs.

Hamilton Court FX specialise in delivering foreign exchange solutions to the mid-large cap market place. Working alongside client’s existing banking relationships to ensure effective, practical approaches to global economic risk.

Adrian Hyde, CVR Global, Partner

Adrian Hyde is a Licenced Insolvency Practitioner and Solicitor. He joined Chantrey Vellacott in 2008 following 16 years as a solicitor in private practice. His legal career involved acting on contentious, and non-contentious, insolvency assignments, and proceeds of crime asset recovery cases.

When the opportunity arose to qualify as an IP, Adrian left the legal profession and became a Partner at Chantrey Vellacott.

The focus of Adrian’s practice is predominantly insolvencies involving litigation, asset tracing, fraud, and the proceeds of crime generally. His practice covers a wide range of matters varying in size and jurisdiction. In the UK he is regularly appointed Liquidator of companies where there are allegations of money laundering, missing trader fraud (MTIC), tax evasion or the transfer of assets prior to liquidation in order to avoid them being realised for the benefit of creditors.

In the more complex cases, there are often assets, or claims, in overseas jurisdictions. Overseas, Adrian heads the firm’s Gibraltar practice, and a substantial part of Adrian’s caseload arises from there. Since 2010 he has been the liquidator of the law firm Marrache & Co, where the three brothers that ran it stole some £30m.

He is also joint Trustee in Bankruptcy of each of the brothers, all of whom received substantial prison sentences for their part in the fraud. Adrian has more recently been appointed Special Administrator of an investment fund there that saw a multi-million-pound fraud committed against investors.

Adrian is very experienced in international asset-tracing and recovery work, and assignments have included recovering assets in USA, Panama, Monaco, Switzerland, Israel, Northern Cyprus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tanzania, and Egypt.

Adrian was awarded Corporate Insolvency Practitioner of the Year at the 2015 I&R Awards. He is also a former President of R3, the UK trade body representing members of the insolvency profession.

About the Partners and sponsors


CVR Global is a leading independent firm of insolvency practitioners, specialising in reconstruction, financial distress, fraud and asset recovery, business disputes, and pension covenant reviews.

Aon provides a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our industry data and analytics deliver’s insights to clients, helping reduce volatility and improve performance.



Sponsored by:

With more than 130 years of experience, Graydon is a leading provider of business information, analytics and insight.


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Venue address and directions

The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall St, London EC3V 4A

122 Leadenhall Street, also known as the Leadenhall Building, is a skyscraper in London that is 225 metres (738 ft) tall. It opened in July 2014 and was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; it is known informally as The Cheesegrater because of its distinctive wedge shape similar to that of the kitchen utensil with the same name.

Directions: Nearest tube and mainline train station: Liverpool Street. For more information click here.


*The event was FREE to attend for qualifying credit professionals.

Limited places are available sponsors, sponsor guests and some commercial tickets are available – details will be confirmed upon registration.