26 May 2022 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Hello to all our valued members and subscribers!

The extended Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend is fast approaching so we wanted to update you on a few things before the celebrations begin…

MALG Conference 2022 – book your place NOW!

The MALG Conference 2022 is taking place on 3 November at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and we are now taking delegate bookings! This will be our very first conference outside of London in MALG’s 35 year history as a not-for-profit membership organisation. We are looking forward to welcoming an even wider variety of people from across the whole debt and credit landscape!Delegate ticket prices have been set in response to member feedback and in the light of the cost of living crisis and rising inflation, to make the event as inclusive and accessible to as many people as possible:

  • MALG Member Commercial Delegate: £275+VAT
  • Non-MALG Member Commercial Delegate: £355+VAT
  • MALG Member Not-for-Profit Delegate: £95+VAT
  • Non-MALG Member Not-for-Profit Delegate: £175+VAT

Details of the theme, programme, and speakers will be announced soon.

We are also very pleased to announce that Intrum will once again be our Headline Sponsor and we have already received interest and bookings from other sponsors and exhibitors. Please contact bob.winnington@malg.org.uk to enquire about how your organisation could benefit from supporting the MALG Conference 2022.
MALG National Members Meeting 12 May 2022 – presentations and papers

Thank you to everyone who joined us ‘in person’ for the MALG National Members Meeting at the London Transport Museum. We enjoyed welcoming our members back to face-to-face and were grateful for the sponsorship from CDER Group, who also arranged for our members to gain complimentary passes for the museum following the meeting.

The meeting began with a welcome and introduction from both Bob Winnington (MALG CEO) and Carole Kenney (Director of CDER Group). We were joined by Craig Simmons, Head of Debt Policy and Strategy at Money & Pensions Service (MaPS), who provided a detailed update which generated an engaging Q&A discussion. The morning session continued with an interesting presentation from Matt Greenwood, Head of Debt at the Centre for Social Justice, and an ‘eye-opening’ update from Cath Wohlers, Liaise Manager at the England Illegal Money Lending Team around the Hidden Debt Research.

The networking lunch break gave us the opportunity to meet a few of our new and existing members, some of whom we had not been able to meet in person since the onset of the pandemic.

Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE and Jasbinder Kaur from Surviving Economic Abuse ended the day with a thought-provoking presentation including an insight into how it all began and just how far they have come.

All National Members should now have received an email with password to access all the presentations and papers from the day. If you haven’t received it and think you are eligible, please email us on info@malg.org.uk.

MALG National Members Meeting 14 May 2022 – save the date

The next MALG National Members Meeting on 14 July 2022 will coincide with our AGM and be held in London. We are currently looking for potential venues and a sponsor. Offers of support with either or both of these things would be much appreciated. Please email bob.winnington@malg.org.uk for details.

MALG Members Friday Forum update

The fortnightly MALG Friday Forum is still going strong. Whether you’re a regular, have attended before, or are a National or Regional Member who’s never taken advantage of this member benefit, we would be delighted to welcome you on screen.

Please note: There will be NO FRIDAY FORUM ON 3 JUNE 2022 due to the Jubilee Bank Holiday.

The next session will be on Friday 17 June at 10am. If you want to share or discuss any particularly pressing topics, you can either join the forum and raise your virtual hand, or please email us on info@malg.org.uk in advance and we can arrange for you to introduce your topic to the room yourself.

Full details, including joining instructions and future dates, can be found here.

MALG Regional Meetings update

Remember, if you are a National Member, you have access to all of our Regional Group Meetings. Please ensure you email us with your preferences should you wish to amend any regions specified on your original application and take full advantage of this membership benefit.

Details of all upcoming regional meetings can be found here. The MALG South West on 15 June will be held at Computershare, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS13 8AE.If you are currently not receiving regular invites to regional meetings and think you should be or want to be, please contact info@malg.org.uk to ensure you are on the mailing list for the relevant regions. Should you wish to contact a particular regional secretary, please use the following addresses: