23 Jun 2021 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Hello to all our MALG Members and contacts!

Lockdown may not be coming to an end as soon as we had hoped but there is certainly a light at the end of the tunnel now! Please read on for a few key things we need to update you on this month…

MALG AGM and National Members Meeting 8 July 2021

If you are eligible to attend the MALG AGM and/or National Members Meeting on 8 July 2021, you should have now received the relevant invitation/information. Please complete and return the AGM forms to info@malg.org.uk by this Friday 25 June.

Both meetings are being hosted via Zoom, with the AGM commencing at 10-10.30am and the room for the National Members Meeting open immediately after and commencing at 10.45am. Please note they are being held in different zoom rooms so please use the link on the relevant invitation to join.

The agenda for the National Members Meeting is as follows:

  • 10.30 – 10.45: Arrival and networking
  • 10.45 – 10.50: Welcome to all guests and new representatives, Bob Winnington, MALG CEO
  • 10.50 – 11.20: ‘Should Utility Companies Share More Data to Help Customers?’, Mark McElvanney, Sales Director, IEHub
  • 11.20 – 12.00: ‘Fair Money Advice and Elifinty: Re-Imagining the Debt Advice Experience’, Muna Yassin Managing Director, Fair Money Advice, and Maysam Rizvi, CEO, and Alex Park, CPO, Elifinty
  • 12.00 – 12.30: ‘Working Together to Tackle Gambling Harms’, Jane Rigbye, Prevention Director, GambleAware
  • 12.30 – 12.40: MALG National Update, Bob Winnington, MALG CEO
  • 12.40 – 12.45: AOB & Close

We will do our best to keep on time although we have set a short period for arrival and networking, should the AGM run over slightly.

MALG Members Friday Forum

Thanks to all those who have been attending the fortnightly MALG Members Friday Forum. The slides from the Insolvency Service’s Breathing Space update are still available on the password-protected Zoom link page and we are hoping to welcome them back for a further update following the launch of the creditor portal. We hope to see as many of you as possible at this week’s Friday Forum on 25 June at 10am.

MALG Conference 2021 – book now, pay later

We are still closely monitoring the (now extended) easing of restrictions with a view to making a firm decision on whether to go ahead with the MALG Conference at No.11 Cavendish Square in London on 28 October 2021 by the end of July. In the meantime, you are welcome to register your place here and we will begin to issue invoices once everything is confirmed. Thanks to all those who have booked so far – it’s great to see there is an appetite to attend after such a challenging year!

Please let us know if there are any specific topics and/or speakers you are interested in and we will take them into account when developing the programme over the coming months.

We are very grateful to our confirmed sponsors (IntrumDukes BailiffsLanternBristow & Sutor, and Lester Aldridge) and exhibitors (IntrumBristow & SutorExperianentitledto, and TV Licensing) for their support. There are several sponsorship packages and exhibition stands remaining. Please contact bob.winnington@malg.org.uk if you are interested.

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

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 16 June was cancelled and a date for the next meeting is still to be confirmed. The date for the next MALG Midlands Meeting has also changed from 1 July to 6 July and invitations have now been issued.

Details of all upcoming regional meetings including MALG South West on 14 July and MALG North West on 15 July 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: