Senior thought leaders debate catalysts for change

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IFT Midlands Corporate Partner Dinner

The second annual IFT Midlands Corporate Partner dinner was held on 19 September at Hotel du Vin in Birmingham.  Guests from the restructuring and turnaround community were hosted by Jo Wright and fellow Midlands IFT committee members, along with CEO, Milly Camley.

The Midlands has experienced a huge amount of change over the last decade with further disruption anticipated. Senior thought leaders debated the catalysts for change, how the region could realise the opportunities from this change, and the important role of wellness.

There was a general consensus that technology and transport are the heartbeat for driving change across the region, with the debate also highlighting the balance of risk and opportunity from greater mobility and flexibility. “Businesses have shown huge resilience despite uncertainty and regulation – they are well positioned to take advantage of access to new sources of people, transport and technology”, commented Jo Wright founder of De Novo Advisory.

The growing importance of wellness was hotly debated across the mix of lenders, lawyers, banks, accountants and independent turnaround practitioners. There was a collective sense of responsibility in the prevention and preservation of health when dealing with difficult situations, recognising they can be particularly prone to high stress levels.

Milly Camley shared insights into IFT’s forward plans and priorities and concluded by thanking  Corporate Partners for their continued support for the IFT.

The evening was a great success and the Midlands Committee look forward to hosting it again in 2020.

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