Leasing Broker Conference

A one-day conference for leasing broker members of the BVRLA. The conference will uncover the opportunities and threats facing this dynamic sector. It will also enable plenty of time to network with your industry peers.

The conference takes place at One Birdcage Walk, London - the elegant Edwardian headquarters of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

The date for your diary is 21 May 2019.

The event will start at 10:30am (09:45am registration) and finish by 4:30pm, followed by networking and a drinks reception.

BVRLA Leasing Broker members and funders can attend the event free-of-charge.

If you are a BVRLA Associate Member, supplier to the industry or not a sponsor of the event, the ticket price to attend is £175+VAT per ticket. You can book now using the button on the right hand side.

Sponsorship opportunities available now.

Event Sponsors


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


Adam Lawrenson

Executive Creative Director, Albion

Adam specialises in leveraging emerging technology alongside traditional communication. With a background in advertising, branding and product design he is responsible for bringing a diverse creative skillset together to create stand-out work. He has led teams for clients such as Thomas Cook and Ada, which won a Cannes Innovation Lion.

Alan Carreras

Vice Chairman of the Leasing Broker Committee, BVRLA

Alan became the Vice Chairman of the Leasing Broker Committee in May 2017.

Chris Cotterill

UK Business Development Manager, Institute of Motor Industry (IMI)

Chris has a strong background in the development of apprentices: 25 years ago he started as one in vehicle body repair. Today he is the IMI's UK Business Development Manager providing guidance and advice to IMI centres and employers on the detail of the apprenticeship reforms in England, both from a funding (Levy) perspective and the transition from Frameworks to Standards. Chris will be speaking about how you can enhance your business with new talent.

James Davis

Director of Customer Insight and Strategy (Commercial Vehicles), Cox Automotive

James started his career in the motor industry with Central Motor Auctions on 12-month Management Training Programme. Promoted to set up Peugeot Contract Hire Remarketing team and office in CMA Leeds. Moved to National Car Auctions in 1994 as Commercial Vehicle Administrator. Moved to Lex Transfleet in 1999 as Asset Manager based in Coventry head office. Responsible for remarketing of owned and fleet managed assets. After a spell out of the industry with RBS returned to Manheim Auctions in 2004 as Regional Commercial Vehicle Manager for the South. In 2006 promoted to Group Commercial Vehicle Manager. Promoted to Director of Commercial Vehicles in 2010 with responsibility for Manheim UK's CV proposition and strategy. CV responsibility expanded to Cox Automotive in 2018.

James Woudhuysen

Visiting Professor, London South Bank University

Visiting professor, London South Bank University; journalist; occasional broadcaster for Radio 4. St Paul’s School scholar; helped install Britain’s first computer-controlled car park, 1968; graduated in physics. Editor, Design, 1979-82; co-founder, Blueprint magazine. Multi-client study, e-commerce, for the designers Fitch, 1988; proposed Web TV, Henley Centre for Forecasting, 1993. Chief, worldwide market intelligence, Philips Consumer Electronics, the Netherlands, 1995-7. Director, product designers Seymour Powell, 1997-2001. Independent since 2001. Writing: Applied Ergonomics, Computing, Cultural Trends, The Economist, The Institute of Mechanical Engineers Journal, Long Range Planning, New Civil Engineer, The Times, and The Guardian.

Jay Parmar

Director of Policy & Membership, BVRLA

Jay joined the BVRLA in July 2000.

Jinmi Macaulay

Senior Policy Advisor, BVRLA

Jinmi joined the BVRLA in May 2018.

Jo Davis

Partner, Locke Lord LLP

Joanne Davis is a Partner in the London office of Locke Lord LLP and Head of the Firm's Asset, Motor, Leasing & Consumer Finance division in the UK. Jo works with a number of well-known finance providers in the automotive, fleet, asset, consumer finance and leasing industries as well as many banking institutions and Fin-techs. Jo deals with a wide range of matters from consumer credit advisory, transactional matters and financial services regulation impacting the finance industry as well as compliance implementation and support with the FCA handbook and Consumer Credit Sourcebook She also assists clients and advises on contentious matters such as asset recoveries, finance litigation and dispute resolution.


Event Sponsors


An number of sponsor packages have been sold. Other sponsorship opportunities are available. Download the 'Sponsorship Opportunties' document below to find out more or email events@bvrla.co.uk.

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One Birdcage Walk (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)

Website: www.onebirdcagewalk.com

Getting to the venue: nearest tube station is Westminster (5 minutes walk from venue) and nearest mainline stations are Charing Cross (on Bakerloo and Northern lines) and Waterloo (on Bakerloo, Jubilee and Northern lines). 

Please visit the venue website here for directions.

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

  • FCA report and compliance: where do you stand?
  • The economy, the car industry, and the dangers of over financing the auto sector
  • Customer retention and scaling your business
  • Emerging brands & services: from Polestar to Lynk & Co - the opportunities & threats
  • WLTP and vans: another vehicle availability fiasco?
  • Company car tax, VED, NEDC, WLTP… the need to know run-down
  • Plus a networking and drinks reception at the end of the conference

*Contents subject to change

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The leasing broker community is a vital link in the automotive supply chain. The BVRLA has 318 leasing brokers members who are responsible for over 1.8 million vehicles on personal contracts - and rising, up 14% year-on-year. 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.

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