Commercial finance broker and AFS staff meet up for business and pleasure. 

Commercial Finance Broker

Commercial Finance Broker

Ever since we first began to organise our annual conferences they have become legendary landmarks on the calendar and this year’s event, which took place last Monday 13th June at the Copthorn Hotel in Slough was no exception. Generously sponsored this year by Hitachi Capital, the day saw over sixty commercial finance broker from our ever-expanding franchising network join up with AFS staff for a day designed for business get-togethers, networking, skill-building … and towards the end of the day … relaxation and revellery.

The day began with a light-hearted if not testing mystery quiz (based around finance and in particular asset finance funding) that was organised and run by Hitachi Capital. Then it was down to some serious business before we enjoyed a delicious networking lunch when everyone got together to swap experiences, pass on advice and contacts and to generally catch up with new and old acquaintances.

This was then followed by one of the highlights of the day, when renowned speaker, Derek Arden, who is a highly regarded negotiation strategist and motivational negotiating trainer, spoke to us and passed on some golden nuggets of wisdom.

The serious side of the day ended at 4pm when most of us boarded a coach to head for the nearby Windsor race course to let our hair down and try our luck on the horses. We have to say that for a group of financial experts and commercial finance broker most of us did not excel at being tipsters. But nevertheless, after the races it was back to the hotel and for the majority of us, into the late night bar where we swapped stories about the day, while others cursed their bad luck talking about horses that should have won … but didn’t!

We have to say that once again the entire day was a huge success in terms of getting our commercial finance broker and our head office staff together to consolidate relationships, gain some new business experiences, listen to one of the country’s top negotiating strategists … and lose a little money at the races.

Let’s do it all again next year!

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