NACFB end of year survey – with two chances to win £250

What a year this has been, and it is far from over yet. It is said that there are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen – and now we want to hear from brokers on how 2019 in our sector has been for you.

The NACFB end of year survey is designed to assess progress across the commercial lending industry in the last twelve months and is open to all commercial brokers. The survey takes less than three minutes to complete with all responses then collated and anonymised.

We will then randomly select two respondents who will each receive a £250 John Lewis/Waitrose gift card – which is handy just ahead of Christmas. Your name and contact details will only be used to contact the winners of the prize and will not form part of any data analysis.

The survey will close on Friday 15th November 2019 and the data will be published in the January issue of our Commercial Broker magazine. Complete the online survey today here or via the button below. 

 

NACFB announces 2020 subscription freeze ahead of hybrid AGM

This year’s Annual General Meeting set to run both in-person and live via webcast

 

 

This year our AGM will be held at 2:00pm until 4:00pm on Thursday 21st November at The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London. All NACFB Members are welcome to attend and all full NACFB Members are entitled to vote on the proposed resolutions.

The NACFB chose the Royal Society of Medicine as a location because the facilities available contribute very well to the desire to change the format of the AGM, allowing as it does, more of our membership to engage with the event.

This year, the Association will also be running the meeting as a hybrid event, meaning that it will be streamed live online via webcast. The webcast will allow Members to watch live and submit their votes at the same time as those in the room.

All NACFB Members will soon receive a hard copy of the NACFB Annual Report, Accounts & AGM Agenda 2019. In this document, key members of the Association’s team reflect on a record-breaking and award-winning year.

This document also provides all Members with a formal meeting notification and complete AGM agenda together with an absentee proxy voting form. You will also see that the last year’s accounts and meeting minutes are also provided alongside a review of the first six months of our findsmefinance platform. 

The Association has proposed five resolutions to be voted on at this year’s AGM. These include a freezing of all subscriptions for Members and Patrons for 2020, this is second year in a row without increase. Members will also be asked to approve changes to our Articles of Association to enable both the CEO and MD to have full voting rights on the Board of Directors.

Graham Toy, NACFB CEO, said: “Whilst we want to see as many of you as possible at the venue for this year’s AGM, I also hope that this initiative will enable Members from across the country to feel more included and consulted.”

On Thursday 21st November:

  • Join us in-person at 2:00pm until 4:00pm at The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London –  for which you can register here
  • Alternatively, you can live stream proceedings via webinar – for which you can register here

Can’t join us on the day? You can still cast your vote in two ways: 

  • Download your Absentee Proxy Voting Form, which can also be found on the back of your AGM brochure.  Once completed it should be sent to admin@nacfb.org.uk 
  • Vote digitally via our online voting mechanism, the process takes less than a minute and can be found here

Supporting our Commercial Broker magazine in 2020

Enhance your exposure before the NACFB’s broker Members 

 

 

 

Thank you to all those who engaged with any of the ten issues we published this year of the award-winning NACFB magazine, Commercial Broker.

By the close of 2019, we anticipate the print edition will have been read by well over 30,000 brokers, lenders and industry professionals, with just as many reading the digital version online.

May I extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who have supported our magazine in 2019, both in terms of editorial thought-leadership and more directly through advertising. I hope you will agree that both elements have led to a discernible raising of the bar this year and we will look to pushing this further still in 2020. I would encourage all our stakeholders to be part of this journey with us.

The magazine has hosted a range of insight from over 140 different lenders, brokers, trade bodies, law firms and other leading authorities in our industry.    

Commercial Broker offers unrivalled access to a captive market of the UK’s commercial finance broker market and I am calling upon you, as the UK’s most dynamic lenders, to join on this journey to guarantee our new look magazine’s success.

In the coming days, our in-house team will be approaching lenders and their marketing teams to ascertain interest in supporting the Commercial Broker and outline the range of packages available.

 

You can also enquire directly via the below contact details:

e: magazine@nacfb.org.uk

t: 020 3892 6019

 

I am asking you – as valued Patrons – to support the magazine not just in the form of advertising, but also by sharing with us your expert insight, detailed knowledge and industry experience in the form of thought-leadership and feature articles.

NACFB Patrons will receive a reduced advertising rate and we have inbuilt flexibility into the rate card for longer-term contracts.

All thought leadership pieces from NACFB Patrons will remain at no cost, although more overtly advertorial and self-promoting pieces will incur a fee as outlined in the rate card.

As a not-for-profit trade body, the magazine is not designed to be an income generator for the Association, we want to elevate the magazine and secure its position as a platform for the best industry insight from lenders and brokers alike.

We look forward to your engagement with our refreshed magazine.

Graham Toy