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Headline Sponsor for 2016 Conference Confirmed


Leading F&I software provider, Frontline Solutions, has today announced a landmark partnership with Barclays Partner Finance, one of the UK’s largest providers of point-of-sale finance.

The partnership will see Barclays Partner Finance named as the headline sponsor for Frontline Solutions’ 2016 F&I Conference and Awards, underlining the growing stature of the industry-leading annual event.

Now in its sixth year, the 2016 F&I Conference will be held at New Dock Hall, within the Royal Armouries complex in Leeds on 3rd November. It addresses pressing issues in the finance and insurance sectors, providing value and advice to hundreds of delegates through highly relevant content and sharing best practice.

Attracting some of the most high profiles personalities in the industry and beyond, previous years have seen representatives from Tesla, Google and the FLA and personalities such as Simon Weston and Nigel Mansell.

This year’s line-up promises to be stronger than ever, with former British Army Intelligence Officer, Major Chris Hunter, already announced. He will deliver one of the keynote speeches on his experiences doing “the world’s most dangerous job in the world’s most dangerous place”.

After the business conference during the day, the F&I Awards will be held on the evening of the 3rd of November, recognising this year’s best performers.

The BBC’s Louise Minchin has been announced as the Award’s Host for the second year running and Matt Dawson MBE has been named as the after-dinner speaker. He will be discussing the foundations of a winning team and how these transferrable skills translate to the business world.

Barclays Partner Finance is one of the UK’s largest providers of point-of-sale finance, each year offering thousands of business partners a way to maximise their sales and help their customers afford new purchases. With strong connections to a number of business sectors including retail, motor and leisure, in addition to their personal customers, Barclays Partner Finance are the perfect fit for the F&I Conference 2016.

Mike Britton, Managing Director at Barclays Partner Finance, commented: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s F&I Conference and Awards. Our industry continues to experience a high degree of change and this is set to continue at pace. This event allows us to come together and share insights and experiences and to celebrate our successes. It is a key part in making sure that we continue to develop products and propositions that our customers want.  ”

Frontline Solutions provides total F&I systems to the motor and asset finance sectors. The company currently boasts some of the UK’s largest dealer groups amongst an enviable client list, and has ties with major lenders, manufactures, data providers, CRM systems and insurers.

Martin Hill, Managing Director of Frontline Solutions, says: “We are extremely pleased with the confirmation of Barclays Partner Finance as the main sponsor for the F&I Conference and Awards.

“Barclays Partner Finance is a recognised brand within the industry and the broader UK economy and this makes them as excellent addition to this year’s event. Barclays Partner Finance continue to demonstrate they are firmly at the forefront of F&I matters in the automotive industry.”

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