The CICM partners with Court Enforcement Services and champions call for change in enforcement practice for lower value debt
The Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), the world’s largest professional credit management organisation, has agreed a new partnership agreement with Court Enforcement Services (CES), a leading provider of High Court Enforcement activities.
Several of CES’ senior management team have been members of the CICM for many years, and its services and advice have been relied upon by many in the industry for some time. Developing this relationship into a formal partnership will extend CES’ reach, but also see it offer webinars, training and share best practice, and strengthen its professional relationships with credit managers and debt recovery solicitors.
Court Enforcement Services will also work closely with the CICM to support the campaign to allow cases to be transferred to High Court Enforcement for debts under £600. The current system means debts below the threshold can only be enforced by county court bailiffs, but with the service being overwhelmed by a series of national lockdowns, work is being done to provide wider access to justice.
Sue Chapple, Chief Executive of the CICM, says the Institute is pleased to be partnering with a company that puts professionalism and integrity at the heart of its work: “With a wave of insolvencies expected over the coming months, it is more important than ever that the industry pursues a professional and ethical approach to collections and enforcement.”
Wayne Whitford, co-founder and director of Court Enforcement Services, is delighted to be able to give back to the organisation and its members that have provided him with so much advice and support over his 30 years in the industry: “I am proud to be a fellow of the CICM. I and so many other members of staff at CES have benefitted from CICM membership and training over the years, and with learning and development such a key focus for us as a business, we are delighted to be in a position to provide the CICM and its members with information and resources relating to enforcement services.
“The CICM has enabled me to build a significant network of likeminded people and resulted in many trusted client partnerships as well as many valued friendships. I look forward to continuing to network with and support new entrants to the profession as well as existing clients and contacts in the credit industry through this partnership.”
Since forming in 2014, Court Enforcement Services has managed over 100,000 High Court Writs and recovered more than £187 million for its clients. Its multi-award-winning Agent Patroller App allows real-time reporting between the enforcement agent on the street, the head office and the client.
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