Leasing Broker Conference 2021

A one-day conference to bring together individuals within leasing broker membership of the BVRLA, to network with peers and hear from expert speakers on important topics affecting your businesses.

The BVRLA Leasing Broker Conference couldn’t have come at a better time, brokers can’t wait to get out again to network with industry colleagues and hear from industry experts on a wide range of topics affecting the broker community. The 2019 conference was a super event, with relevant content and I think this one will be even better

- Paul Parkinson, Chief Executive & Founder, Synergy Automotive

BVRLA Leasing Broker and Leasing members can attend this event free of charge - simply book using the 'Book event' box on the RH side of this page to book your place selecting the 'BVRLA Broker/Leasing Member' ticket option.

Industry suppliers can also attend and the rate is £200+VAT per person - use the same 'Book event' box.

Booking Terms and Conditions


  • To cancel a booking, notice must be emailed to the Events Manager at events@bvrla.co.uk.
  • You will be eligible for a refund, less an administration fee of £35+VAT, when a minimum notice of 15 days (prior to the event date) is given.
  • You will not be eligible for a refund when a notice of 14 days (prior to the event date), or less, is given.


  • There is no charge to substitute attendees. However, requests must be emailed to events@bvrla.co.ukno later than noon on the business day prior to the scheduled event.

Event sponsors


The conference is taking place at the Royal Institute of British Architects on Thursday 21 October 2021.

The event will start at 10:30am (09:30am registration) and finish by 3:15pm, followed by networking and a drinks reception.

Please register your interest in attending by emailing events@bvrla.co.uk.

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The content will be varied and interactive. But, above all, interesting. Here is what we have planned already*:

  • BVRLA & Leasing Broker Committee update: an update on policy and compliance workstreams with input from the BVRLA Leasing Broker committee.
  • Regulatory Update: Providing guidance, updates and advice on regulation – what is happened and what does the future look like.
  • EV Perspectives: chaired by our EV Trainer Jon Burdekin, we will look at things like bundled ev services, salary sacrifice opportunities, guidance requirements, etc
  • Digital transformation in the Broker market: how is digital technology and innovation changing customer service, fleet management, marketing, etc.
  • Broker Outlook Panel: a cross section of broker voices to give their views and opinions for the months ahead 
  • Plus a networking and drinks reception at the end of the conference

*Contents subject to change

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Thanks for a great event, definitely well received from everyone I spoke to. Look forward to indeed working with you all again

- Lee Jones, Founder & MD, Fleet Procure

Present your business to the BVRLA Leasing Broker community

There are sponsorship and thought leadership opportunities available for this year’s Leasing Broker Conference taking place in October as part of the BVRLA’s Brand Partnership offering.

The BVRLA has introduced a flexible range of new brand partnership opportunities to help businesses of all sizes connect their brands to key decision makers in the vehicle leasing broker sector. Brand partners can exhibit, sponsor or speak at the Leasing Broker Conference.

Over 100 leasing broker members are expected to attend, sharing ideas and networking with peers.

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*If you are not a current BVRLA member and wish to speak to the team about partnership opportunities at this event please email brandpartnerships@bvrla.co.uk.

Alan Carreras

Sales Director, Bridle Group

Alan has has over 25 years' experience working in the automotive scetor, joining Bridle Group in 2011. Prior to this he worked for OVL Group and Benchmark Leasing. He became chairman of the BVRLA Leasing Broker Committee in 2019.

Amanda Brandon

Director of Fleet Services, BVRLA

Amanda joined the BVRLA in July 2002 as a legal and policy executive responsible for running the BVRLA’s committees alongside supporting the BVRLA’s policy work. Amanda was promoted to Operations Manager in July 2018, Head of Operations in July 2019 and Director of Fleet Services in January 2020. Amanda is responsible for leading the activities of the BVRLA’s alternative dispute resolution service, fleet services and supporting member's operations relating to DVLA, DVSA and FCA.

David Watts

Senior Consultant, Arval UK

David Watts has worked across the fleet industry for over 20 years for a number of different leasing and daily rental companies. David is the electric vehicle expert for Arval UK, having worked as a Fleet Consultant for the Energy Saving Trust for eight years where he developed the Plugged in Fleets Initiative for the Department for Transport. David has helped hundreds of organisations during the last 12 years to develop robust environmental fleet strategies to support carbon reduction objectives including the effective adoption of plug-in vehicles. David will be speaking about the challenges facing the fleet industry - and debunking some commonly held assumptions

Jon Burdekin

Business Owner, Jon Burdekin Fleet Consultancy

Jon has 30 years’ experience in the UK leasing and fleet finance industry, having previously worked for such major leasing companies as Alphabet GB Ltd and GE Capital Fleet Services. His 15 year career with Alphabet incorporated roles as Account Manager, Head of Account Management, Head of Consulting Services and Head of Product Management as well as leading the consultancy division to add key value differentiation and technical innovation. Jon has run his own fleet consultancy business since January 2019 with the aim of helping businesses manage their vehicle fleets more effectively and futureproofing the fleet by implementing the transition to 100% electric by 2030

Mike Potter

Managing Director, Drive Electric

Mike Potter, Managing Director and founder of DriveElectric is a thought-leader and innovator, always exploring new and pioneering ways to support the UK's transition to Ultra-Low Carbon Transport. Mike has over 25 years’ experience in the fleet management and vehicle leasing industry, a passion for EV technology, and has been involved in pioneering research projects to investigate the effects of mass EV charging on the energy supply infrastructure.

Paul Parkinson

Chief Executive & Founder, Synergy Automotive

Prior to establishing Synergy Car Leasing in 2006, Paul has over 30 years automotive experience working in numerous dealerships.


Event sponsors


The leasing broker community is a vital link in the automotive supply chain. The BVRLA has over 300 leasing brokers members who are responsible for over 1.2 million vehicles on personal contracts - and rising. This dedicated conference will bring together over 100 leasing broker members to share ideas and common issues faced in today's more highly regulated industry.

Supporters of the event are critical suppliers to the leasing broker sector or new suppliers that can help develop leasing broker growth. There will be dedicated stands in the networking area to find out more.

  • This is a conference that is tailor made for leasing brokers and all the unique challenges you face
  • Our speakers are not just experts but truly live and breathe their subject matter, they understand first-hand the challenges when it comes to the broker community
  • Network with peers - it's been over 18+ months for some of us, so a great chance to catch-up and have productive conversations
  • Get involved! Be a part of the discussions, we love putting your questions to our speakers and hearing your views too

What a great event! I struggle to get away from the office and need to justify every minute of every day. This went well beyond my expectations. Very well organised, with excellent, insightful speakers. A great opportunity to meet like-minded brokers, along with suppliers and compliance bodies. I went away with a lot of new ideas and contacts.

- David Bradbury, Director, Finance One Limited

Event sponsors


Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London, W1B 1AD

Please visit the venue website here for directions.

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