Money Advice Scotland is a charity that has been operating since 1989; they provide important advice to people struggling to repay debts and attempting to relieve the burden that borrowing money often creates. Each year, Money Advice Scotland hosts a two day conference to bring together people from all over the credit industry, not just major lenders but also individuals that need advice on financial responsibility and debt management companies. The event has continued to go from strength to strength as it provides not only a forum for those who are in debt to voice their worries and receive advice on where to go next, but it also attracts many large companies wishing to network and meet other companies within the industry. Naturally, an event such as this requires a certain level of financial support, and Money Advice Scotland sources many sponsors, including large lending companies. They have recently announced Wescot, a debt recovery company from Glasgow as one of the big new sponsors of the event.
As well as the necessary financial backing required to host such an event, Money Advice Scotland also welcomed the prestige that their big sponsors bring with them. Their newest sponsor, Wescot for example employs 650 people over three locations, Glasgow, Saltcoats and Hull and they process 5 million accounts each year. They have become one of the biggest debt recovery companies in the country and as such they are bound to attract even more people to attend the Money Advice Scotland conference in the years to come. Not only will their prestige attract other companies, start-ups and established lenders that require debt recoveries, but the attraction of having a market expert to provide advice to people suffering from debt will be a large boon to the conference.
The event itself covers two days, on the first day there are optional workshops that will focus on different but related areas of credit management. These workshops are held primarily for members of the public that Money Advice Scotland come into contact with every day as part of their operations. One of the biggest attractions of these events for corporations, however are the ample opportunities to network with other businesses in the industry that they might not otherwise come into contact with.