Join us at our re-arranged Business Forum, Networking and Drinks Reception, hosted by ADS Member, Gallagher and the ADS Finance Forum, with sessions led by ADS President, Julian Whitehead and ADS CEO, Kevin Craven, plus special guest speaker Nathan Hines, ex Scotland Rugby International who will be conducting a prize draw of signed rugby balls and a signed Saracens shirt for our delegates.

Although hosted by the Finance Forum, this is a great opportunity for all members to network and stay up to date on key issues affecting businesses of all sizes. The event will provide insight into how tax and credit insurance can benefit your company, how to stay ahead of cyber risks and a panel discussion on how finance and commercial departments can work together to achieve Net Zero – all followed by an appearance from guest speaker Nathan Hines, ex Scotland Rugby International, on how rugby and risk are not so different.

There will be plenty of time to network with fellow ADS members, ADS teams, Gallagher representatives and our guest speakers at the end of the forum session during the networking drinks reception where you can continue your discussions, ask questions and discuss opportunities and challenges for 2022 and beyond.


  • 2 signed Newcastle Falcons rugby balls
  • 1 signed Saracens rugby shirt

Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis, register online to secure your place.


  • 13:30  Arrival, registration and networking (refreshments provided)
  • 14:00  Opening address – Julian Whitehead, ADS President
  • 14:15  Insurance update – Benefits of ‘Tax insurance’ and ‘Credit Insurance’ - Gallagher
  • 14:45  Cyber Security – Cyber Threats and How to combat them - The Access Group
  • 15:15  Coffee break and networking
  • 15:45  Panel discussion - ‘How finance and operations work together to achieve Net Zero’ – Panel includes Kevin Craven, ADS CEO and Dr Sam Healy, Group Corporate Responsibility Director at QinetiQ.
  • 16:30  Special Guest Speaker – Nathan Hines, ex Scottish Rugby International, with 77 caps discussing how Rugby and Risk are not so different.
  • 16:50  Closing remarks
  • 17:00  Drinks and networking


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Alex Green

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Tel: 02070917832
Alex Green