05 Aug 2021 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Hello to all our MALG Members and contacts!

Firstly, a little housekeeping matter: MALG has recently been awarded Cyber Essentials Certification and continues to be GDPR compliant. We have added a DMARC code to our email servers to ensure our emails reach our recipients’ servers correctly. Could we kindly ask all our members and subscribers to liaise with their IT departments to ensure our domain @malg.org.uk is included in the ‘safe senders’ list. Please feel free to share this message with any of your colleagues/contacts who may have experienced problems receiving MALG updates. We are always here to help if you have any questions or concerns, please just email info@malg.org.uk.

On to more exciting matters…

MALG Conference 2021 – green light to go ahead!

We now have the official green light to go ahead with the MALG Conference 2021 as a physical event at No.11 Cavendish Square in London on 28 October 2021!

We are working closely with the venue to ensure all the appropriate safety measures are in place and doing all we can to support prospective delegates in booking and attending confidently. We are also developing a fantastic programme and line-up of speakers, ensuring the unique networking opportunities that MALG has become famous for are retained as part of this ‘new normal’.

We are very grateful to our confirmed sponsors (IntrumDukes BailiffsLanternBristow & SutorFinancial Wellness Group, and Lester Aldridge) and also our exhibitors (IntrumBristow & SutorExperianentitledtoFinancial Wellness Group, and TV Licensing) for their support. Should you feel your organisation would benefit from either a sponsorship package or an exhibition stand, please contact bob.winnington@malg.org.uk to discuss in more detail.

Find out more and book your place at www.malg.org.uk/conference

MALG website ‘makeover’

Those who have visited the homepage of our website over the last week may have noticed that it’s had a ‘post-lockdown’ makeover! We wanted to bring it up to date in a cost effective way that would have the most impact for members, making it easier to navigate and find the latest and most important information.

We welcome any feedback or suggestions, please email Heidi on info@malg.org.uk.

Visit our new-look website homepage now!

MALG AGM and National Members Meeting July 2021

Following the AGM last month, we’re pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Simmons of Money and Pensions Service and Fiona Hoyle of Finance & Leasing Association to our Board and we would also like to confirm that both John Fairhurst and James Jones were re-elected to remain. You can see all Board members on our website here.

All papers and presentations from the MALG National Members Meeting held on 8 July 2021 are available via the members password-protected page on our website. The link and password was emailed to all our members on 9 July, any queries please email us on info@malg.org.uk.

MALG Members Friday Forum – summer break

Thanks to all those who have been attending the fortnightly MALG Members Friday Forum. We hope to see as many of you as possible at this week’s Friday Forum on 6 August at 10am.

We have decided to take a summer break and skip the 20 August session, therefore we will be returning on 3 September.

Please see the full list of dates and details here. Our members should have recently received a reminder email to confirm the password to access the Friday Forum Zoom link page on our website. If you’ve not received it, please email info@malg.org.uk.

NEW MALG Membership Package – Housing Association

Following recent demand, we have added a new MALG Membership package to our offer specifically designed for Housing Associations. Much like the well-received Local Authority Membership launched earlier this year, the Housing Association package offers all the benefits of Affiliate Membership with the added benefit of membership of the relevant Regional Group.

Find out more about all our membership packages here.

MALG Regional Meetings update

MALG Regional Group Meetings are still being held via Zoom and we have found these to be very well attended. Remember, if you are a National Member, you have access to some or all of the regional groups so please take advantage of this membership benefit.

Please note that the MALG South East Meeting scheduled for October will now take place on 29 September 2021. The MALG North West Group has recently appointed new committee members: We would like to welcome Helen Addis of Bristow & Sutor, Glen Walker of Ascent Performance Group, Philip Bellamy of Very Group and Darryl Matthews of Lowell, and thank them for their continued support.

Details of all upcoming regional meetings can be found at www.malg.org.uk/events.

If you aren’t currently being invited to regional meetings and think you should be/want to be, please contact the relevant regional secretary: