AICDP and The Ward Group took the opportunity at the launch of the AICDP ICRO (International Credit and Risk Operation) in Nottingham on the 11th of April to announce the elevation of the Ward Group from Corporate Partner to Strategic Partner. Both parties consider this as a logical progression in the development of the relationship of two organisations with already a history of close co-operation, shared values, and ambitions to raise the profile and capabilities in The Credit and Risk Profession at the International level.

The Ward Group already acts as International  Legal Counsel for AICDP and has been of invaluable assistance in firstly establishing our group and ensuring that our legal structure and constitution were rigorous and fit for purpose. Our Academies in support of our educational programmes already share the same platform and will continue to be considered as a shared resource. We are also looking forward to the Ward Group supporting our webinar programme and providing a series of International legal broadcasts.

Hugh J. Ward & Co. Solicitors ( and Credit Management Outsource Solutions (CMOS) ( trade as The Ward Group.

Association of International Credit Directors & Professionals (AICDP) – www.aicdp.glogal

Bill Dunlop, President of AICDP said: “I have known and worked with Hugh (Hugh Ward, Principal of Ward Group) for around twenty years and I am personally delighted that he has been a stalwart in his support for AICDP from its’ inception. To have Hugh and his organisation now as a Strategic Partner with their considerable International capability and reputation will add further credibility to AICDP and plans for further expansion and growth.”

Hugh Ward, Principal of The Ward Group said: “I believe that this Strategic Partnership between The Ward Group and AICDP will provide value by providing specialist advice and services to the International Credit Management Profession. The Ward Group provides end-to-end international credit management services including cross-border live credit management, debt collection, legal and enforcement options. I am delighted to continue and grow our association with AICDP and I believe our new role as Strategic Partner will greatly enhance cross border trade and commerce by reducing risk at affordable costs.”