On Wednesday 11th April, AICDP launched its’ UKICRO Group when our existing UK practitioners members met together with prospective members supported by two of our Corporate Partners and three Strategic Partners at The Albert Hall in Nottingham. The group is to be led by Chris Snelson of VF Corporation who will orchestrate the development of the group, appointment of office bearers, and the planning of future meetings, events, and initiatives. Chris will be supported in this endeavor by senior members of our Executive Committee.

The purpose of the day was to give members and prospective members an overview of AICDP, its’ history, where we are today, and a sample of the comprehensive services that we and our partners can offer our members and the Profession. Thereafter, the practitioner members and prospective members were to be asked to endorse the formation of the group and commit to joining.

The Agenda included-

  • A history of AICDP by – Bill Dunlop our President and Founder
  • Where AICDP is Today by – Ian Chambers our Chairman
  • Digital Technology for Credit Professionals by – Lee Allen Netsend, our Corporate Partner
  • Social Media for Business by – Claire Taylor, Creationz Marketing

At the conclusion of the agenda items and general discussion, there was obviously no need to poll the room to endorse the group as evidenced by the levels of enthusiasm and engagement. There was unanimous agreement on joining the group.  The group, therefore, consists of new and existing members all representing major multinationals and more than doubles our UK ICRO members.

This group, together with several others who have expressed an interest in joining but could not make it on the day, form a significant nucleus to develop from and represents a mirror image of our experience in successfully forming our Ireland Group.  We are confident that we will encounter repeated success with this formula in forming our Amsterdam and Oslo groups over the next month.