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Bristow & Sutor confirmed as headline sponsor at CIVEA Awards

The Bristow & Sutor Group has announced they will be the headline sponsor of the maiden CIVEA awards night and dinner, part of the forthcoming annual CIVEA Conference.

Reflection & Collection, the past, present and future of enforcement is set to be held in London at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden on Thursday 21st April 2022. The annual enforcement networking event has expanded this year to include an awards ceremony for the first time, which will celebrate and recognise the ongoing efforts, commitment and success of leading industry organisations and personnel.

CIVEA is the principal trade association representing enforcement firms across England and Wales. Reflection & Collection will showcase the huge strides that have been taken in enforcement operations in recent times, building upon the regulatory reforms of 2014 and demonstrating the dynamic and proactive support provided to central and local government clients, including responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to being headline sponsor at the awards dinner, Bristow & Sutor will be directly sponsoring the Tier 3 Innovation in Enforcement category. The company will be submitting entries themselves into other independently judged categories that will be up for grabs on awards night.

All CIVEA members, including Bristow & Sutor, are required to follow a strict code of conduct, which exceeds statutory requirements and the National Standards. Compliance with this code is regularly assessed by the independent auditing of members and Bristow & Sutor recently passed their audit, scoring a flawless 100% in the process.

Emma Watson, Head of External Communication at Bristow & Sutor, said: “We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of the first-ever awards evening and dinner at the upcoming CIVEA conference. Our business was incredibly proud to score 100% in our recent CIVEA audit and we are keen to build on this result by showcasing further examples of brilliance from the past year, both from ourselves and amongst our peers across the enforcement industry. The impact of CIVEA and other industry events like this cannot be overstated, as seen by the response to The Money Charity, who joined our stand at the recent IRRV Annual Conference and obtained 53 separate nominations to support local community projects. This highlights the incredible networking opportunities made possible when the industry comes together in this way. We look forward to encouraging and facilitating similar conversations at the CIVEA Annual Conference, as well as celebrating the incredible outcomes businesses have achieved over the past year in areas as diverse as technology, social value and communication during the awards.”

Russell Hamblin-Boone, CEO of CIVEA, told GPSJ: “The inaugural industry awards are an acknowledgement of the huge advances that reflect modern enforcement practice. Enforcement agents operate discreetly in partnership with government agencies and the awards are an opportunity to showcase the best of our industry. Bristow & Sutor has always been a progressive business and its support for the awards is an indication of its commitment to excellence in government debt recovery.”

Bristow & Sutor has over 44 years of experience in the collection of local council tax, non-domestic rates and unpaid Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs). The company is one of the UK’s leading players specialising in debt recovery and regularly encourages conversations between Debt Advice personnel and Local Authorities, utilising shared connections for the good of all involved.

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