Association of Professional Compliance Consultants

The body for compliance consultants who advise firms regulated in the UK.

The APCC is active in enhancing the professional standards of compliance consultants and is recognised as a trade body by the FCA and other regulators. This provides our members with significant benefits in terms of direct access to the Regulators as well as business leads.  The APCC often works in conjunction with the FCA to pilot or test new initiatives, and we also provide with valuable feedback on specific subjects as requested by them.

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APCC Virtual Autumn Conference 2020

September 16 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 9:00 am

In light of the current situation, and to safeguard the health and well being of our delegates, we have taken the decision to move our 8th October 2020 Autumn conference to a virtual online event. Our fantastic speakers have all agreed to support us with this, and we have the same amazing agenda, plus a few more industry experts! The conference will now be held via Zoom over 2 morning sessions running on 16th and 17th September 2020…. Click  to view the agenda so far.

You will still be able to network with fellow consultants at the end of each day, and ask real time questions during the presentations, so it provides the same fantastic opportunity to ‘talk to the regulator and other industry stakeholder’.  The speakers will address the fast evolving landscape  and challenges we are facing in our industry.

As before, you will receive full CPD for the events, a delegate bag of conference goodies and a copy of the speakers slides after the event.

DAY ONE – Wednesday 16th September 2020

09.55 – 10.00 Ian Beardmore – APCC Chair

Welcome and introduction

10.00 – 10.40 Keynote Speaker – Graham Barrow

Graham is well known in the industry as one half of “The Dark Money Files” podcast which has rapidly acquired pre-eminent status within Financial Crime Compliance departments and beyond for explaining a wide range of technical subjects in a light-hearted and easy to understand manner. 

10.40 – 11.10 Martin Lines; Business Development Director, Just Group Plc

Just Group Plc are one of the UK Leading Providers of retirement plans, and they will look at the issues faced in advice given by regulated firms and how to ensure that this is handled correctly when dealing with vulnerable clients.

11.10 – 11.15 Comfort break  
11.15– 11.45 Craig Weston; Senior Associate Barrister, Irwin Mitchell LLP

Back by popular demand! Craig will give a barrister’s perspective of their activities within enforcement and supervision. Craig will look at how their work is impacted by the regulator and how this shapes the outcomes of future ‘regulatory guidance’. 

11.45 – 12.25 Dr David Doyle; EU Policy Expert, Financial Services Regulation, Brussels

A review of the current and prospective EU regulatory developments in the financial services compliance space, drawing on perspectives from the European Council, European Parliament, Council and the ESA’s.

12.25 – 12.30 Comfort break
12.30 – 13.00 Matthew Tyrrell; Senior Manager, Accountable Executive Future of Data Collections, FCA Gabriel Project Team

Providing an update and overview of the work and timescales for the Gabriel replacement system, showing what has been concluded to date and looking at the functionality it will provide to users, this will be followed by a Q & A/feedback session. 

13.00 – 13.30 Roland Romata, R&R Compliance Consultants
An update on GI.
13.30 – 13.35 Ian Beardmore – APCC Chair

Closing remarks and a ‘see’ you tomorrow!


DAY TWO – Thursday 17th September 2020

09.55 – 10.00 Ian Beardmore – APCC Chair

Welcome and introduction

10.00 – 10.40 Keynote Speaker – Caroline Rainbird; CEO, Financial Services Compensation Scheme    

Caroline will provide an update on the work undertaken at FSCS and the day to day challenges faced by them when the industry has failed its clients and how they plan and react to large failures within the Insurance markets.

10.40 – 11.10 Dr Roger Miles; Faculty Lead, UK Finance Academy (Conduct and Culture)

What are the new indicators of ‘good Conduct’ and how should firms produce them?  This session examines the nature of the new MI for Conduct, guiding consultants to include in clients’ Conduct reports more of the elements that ‘behavioural regulators’ now expect.

11.10 – 11.15 Comfort break
11.15 – 11.45 Peter Ewing; Technical Specialist, FCA

Peter will be providing an update on SMCR since its implementation on 9th December 2019 and looking at how this will progress in the forthcoming months.  This is also a great opportunity to raise an issues as we will allow for a Q&A session.

11.45 – 12.15 Simon Collins; Managing Director, Financial Services Advisory, Konexo (a Division of Eversheds Sutherland)

“Lessons learned in implementing SMCR.” Looking at how firms managed the implementation and meeting the deadlines and some of the challenges along the way – what worked well and what didn’t.

12.15 – 12.20 Comfort break
12.20 – 12.50 David Pelled; CEO,

David will be looking at the need to break down silo walls to improve the conduct of the Financial Services sector. How do we improve culture and ethics in the industry for the top-down?

12.50 – 13.20 David Mellor; David Mellor Mentoring

“Changing Tack”

Making the transition from working full-time to semi-retirement.

13.20 – 13.30 Ian Beardmore – APCC Chair

Closing remarks

13.30 – 14.00 ‘Grab a cuppa’
A change from our usual networking session, but we would love for you to stick around and chat! 

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If you have any enquiries on this form please contact us here. Telephone enquiries can also be made to 01704 553748. If you are registering more than one delegate then please complete a separate form per delegate.

To register: Complete the delegate details section and send the registration form(s) and your cheque (if paying by cheque) to: Mrs Bev Robertson, The APCC, 15 Birkdale Business Centre, Weld Road, Birkdale, PR8 2DT or here if completing the form and paying online.

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Cancellation: A cancellation fee will be charged at 50% if cancelled more than 2 weeks prior to the event. A charge of 75% will be made if within 1 week of the event with no refund being given if cancelled within the week leading up to the event..


September 16 @ 9:00 am
September 17 @ 9:00 am
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Virtual event!
United Kingdom