ALPHABET is the main sponsor of the BVRLA Broker Conference taking place on 21 October 2021.

As well as offering insight into issues affecting the sector and sharing best practice, the conference offers the opportunity to network with brokers once again – at long last!

Richard Chadwick (pictured above), head of Alphabet Partner, says sponsoring the conference is not only a way of showing support for the broker community but also recognising the increasing importance of the channel.

“I think it’s worth saying that as a funder we have witnessed leasing brokers develop from being a small part of the BVRLA to the point where they now have a full day’s conference dedicated to them. It’s a membership that needs to be nurtured and respected, which is why we are delighted to sponsor this year’s BVRLA Broker Conference.

“We also appreciate the role that the BVRLA plays in the collective approach to regulation of the industry with broker oversight a common objective for all the funders and would encourage all brokers to engage in BVRLA broker training. We regard it as the standard to which all brokers should be working. 

“Finally, I look forward to meeting with you all in London in what, I’m sure, will be an informative and enjoyable day.”

Tickets for the conference are available and are free to BVRLA leasing brokers. To register click Broker Conference Registration.

BVRLA Broker Conference in partnership with Alphabet – agenda

From 9.30am – Registration – tea/coffee and networking

10.30am – Welcome from Conference Chair – Paul Parkinson, Synergy Car Leasing

10.40am – Session 1: Committee spotlight – working for you and the sector. Panellists:

  • Alan Carreras, Bridle Group
  • Shashi Maharaj, BVRLA
  • Thomas McLennan, BVRLA
  • Chair: Paul Parkinson, Synergy Car Leasing

11.10am – Session 2: Business success in a regulated world.


  • Sarah Conway, FOS
  • Amanda Brandon, BVRLA
  • Jo Davis, Auxillias
  • Q&A Session – Chair: Paul Parkinson, Synergy Car Leasing

11.40am – Sponsor – APD Research

11.45am – Coffee break and networking

12.10pm –  Session 3: Electrification of fleets. Providing guidance, updates, advice on electric vehicles


  • Mike Potter, DriveElectric
  • David Watts, Arrival Automotive
  • Grainne Regan, Octopus EV
  • Catherine Bowen, BVRLA
  • Q&A Session – Chair: Jon Burdekin, Jon Burdekin Fleet Consulting

12.55pm – Sponsor – MotorLease

1pm – Lunch and networking

2pm – Sponsor – QV Systems

2.05pm – Session 4: Digital transformation in the broker market. A look at how digital technology and innovation is changing customer service, fleet management and marketing in the automotive world.


  • Wendy Calden, Deloitte LLP
  • Lee Manning, Armchair Marketing

2.35pm – Sponsor – Leasys

2.40pm – Coffee break and networking

3.05pm – Sponsor – Fleet Procure

3.10pm – Session 5: Broker outlook panel – looking ahead to 2022 & beyond. Representatives from the funder and leasing broker businesses reflect on the challenges ahead.


  • Richard Chadwick, Alphabet
  • Andy Bruce, Fleet Alliance
  • Rod Lloyd, Low Cost Vans
  • Geeta Badhan, Central Vehicle Leasing
  • Lee Duerden, XLCR
  • Chair: Paul Parkinson, Synergy Car Leasing

3.40pm – Conference Chair Closing Comments

3.45 – 6pm – Drinks reception – Sponsored by Fleet Procure

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