CEO’s Column

  • First Board Meeting of the year is this week

    January 19, 2017

    The work that needs to be done for it is occupying our time this week. We’ll be formally reassessing everything the NACFB is focusing on in 2017, with a view to ensuring the important stuff gets extra pairs of hands and eyes. Obviously compliance is still the number one priority for the year, but there…

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  • Passing the baton: how things change in 2017

    December 15, 2016

    As you may have read elsewhere, I’m standing down as CEO of the NACFB at the end of 2016, and long-time supporter of the Association Rob Lankey is stepping up as Interim CEO with effect from 1st January. I’m very grateful to the chaps at Leasing Life for giving me their Industry Ambassador of the…

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  • The Road Map: is the NACFB on schedule?!

    November 17, 2016

    At the start of this year we put together a Road Map, a printed document intended to give our members a solid and irrevocable commitment to achieve certain things by certain dates. It’s the yardstick against which our progress this year and next should be measured. With just one andf a half months remaining this…

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  • Our Minimum Standards and Compliance Reviews are well under way

    October 19, 2016

    We are now well into our very own tour of the UK. The challenge is to get to all 871 member firms within 450 days, as we’d already promised our members that this would be done before the end of 2017. That was one of the commitments we made in our RoadMap. Finding the right…

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  • Annual survey results: £20.7 billion – a new survey record!

    September 22, 2016

    Today nationwide press is picking up on the headlines from our Annual Survey. More than 1600 members were asked to detail the business they had written between 1st July 2015 and 30th June 2016. The total figure is up by almost 30% on last year’s figures. Members should now have received a hard copy of…

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  • Press coverage to date

    August 17, 2016

    I thought I would share with you an overview of how effective our PR campaign has been over the past three months May, June and July 2016. We’ve occupied more column inches than you probably realise. The NACFB has been quoted in an impressive number of publications – here is the full list of titles…

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  • What is MyNACFB?

    July 21, 2016

    That is the name for our new Training & Education programme. Those of you who have been members for a few years will remember this is something we have offered in the past, but the new version is much improved and offers a whole lot of extra functions that the old Training Modules did not….

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