600 Delegates, 53 Exhibitors, a man in a bra: NACFB Commercial Finance Expo hailed a huge success

600 Delegates, 53 Exhibitors, a man in a bra: NACFB Commercial Finance Expo hailed a huge success



Yesterday’s Commercial Finance Expo, the first of its kind, proved to be a resounding success. Far exceeding all expectations, it confirmed the commercial finance industry is well and truly making a comeback. 

Organised by the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB), with over 600 attendees – outstripping the target of 500 – and 58 exhibitors, Birmingham’s NEC pavilion was buzzing. As queues already formed outside the building, the moment the doors opened at 9.30 the delegates started streaming in.




Adam Tyler, CEO of the NACFB, was clearly delighted with the event. He said: “It’s been fantastic, just fantastic. Deals have been done on the day itself!


“And the feedback from the exhibitors has very been consistent too, with everyone commenting on the exceptionally high quality of brokers who demonstrated their thorough knowledge of the industry.


“But it’s been exhausting too, for everyone! The exhibitors couldn’t leave their stand for four hours, it just proves the industry is still strong – we’re already booked for next year.”


Bridging and Commercial’s stand was busy all day too, with us meeting and talking to brokers, as well as listening to their feedback about the site. It was great to hear such positive comments, and we look forward to developing new ideas from them.  


Also delighted with the day’s events was United Trust’s Bank’s newest addition, BDM, Robert Love. “It’s been a fantastic event, with an excellent turnout of industry specialists looking to develop their business," he said. "As for us, we are very pleased with the huge amount of interest shown in our bridging and development finance departments.”


Another man thrilled with the event was Roger Morris, Sales and Marketing Director for Affirmative Finance. He said: “My expectations of the first NACFB Expo were surpassed in more than just one area. The timing of the event to reflect market conditions was excellent. Brokers came to engage and interact; were positive, interested, and looking for new ideas to develop their business.”


The six seminars were all very well attended with the first, Current Thoughts on the Economy for the Rest of 2010 and How This Will Impact on SMEs, being absolutely full.


There was no doubt, yesterday’s jam packed Commercial Finance Expo was a resounding success – and no doubt it will be twice the size next year… and who knows there may be another doctor swanning about in a bra and pearls.



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