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 Spring Conference 2021

March 9 @ 10:00 am - March 10 @ 10:00 am

APCC Spring Conference – 9th March/10th March 2021

The Early Bird Discount is only available until 31st January 2021, when the current price of £100 + VAT will be increased to £150 + VAT.  Click here to book now!

After a whirlwind year for individuals and businesses alike, we would like to invite you to secure your place at the APCC Spring Conference which will be taking place on the mornings of Tuesday 9th March and Wednesday 10th March.  The agenda is;

9th March 2021
9.00 – 9.15 Introduction by the APCC Chair, Ian Beardmore and networking
9.15 – 10.00 Morning Keynote Speaker; Peter Ewing – FCA SMCR Supervision

Peter will look at the key challenges envisaged for 2021, and provide scope of the regulators planned supervision.

Q & A with the regulator, ask your burning SMCR questions, post your questions here.

10:00-10:40 Simon Collins; Managing Director, Financial Services Advisory, Konexo (a Division of Eversheds Sutherland)

How well have firms embedded SMCR into their ‘Governance and Conduct’.  Simon will look at the true challenges of SMCR in a post covid ‘business as usual’ world

10.40 – 10.50 Break
10.50-11.30 Robbie Constance and Andrew Jacobs – DWF Law

A Lawyers perspective on FCA Enforcement and relevant case studies.

11.30-12.20 Jim Winter – Regional Director (UK).

Integrity and Culture at Work, Jim will deep dive into some classic workplace dilemmas, hosting an interactive session looking a modern-day culture and conduct issues.

12.20-12.30 Break
12.30-13.10 Sarah Wallace – Partner at Constantine Law

Non-financial misconduct.  How it can be ‘toxic’ and ‘career limiting’ in the workplace, damage culture, well being and mental health and trigger scrutiny from an FCA regulatory perspective.  Sarah will deconstruct a case study in this area. 

13.10 – 13.30 Create Solutions – Karen Shenton and Adrian Golifer.

Out of sight out of mind, discussion surrounding the risks of lock down and how the transitioning out of lock down will occur for consultants and regulated firms.



10th March 2021
9.00 – 9.15 Introduction by the APCC Chair, Ian Beardmore and networking
9.15 – 10.00 Emma Krygier – FCA Head of Supervision hub

Emma will provide an update of the supervision hub work (Firm Contact Centre)  and look ahead at their planned projects for 2021 as well as giving an oversight of the issues and challenges that the Supervision Hub are seeing from regulated firms.

10:00-10:50am Morning Keynote Speaker, Graham Barrow – Author of the Dark Money Files

‘The story behind the story’ – Graham will talk about the use of UK shell companies behind the Beirut explosion and the surrounding leaked intelligence, as well as a follow up to his last session on the ‘BBC’s Panorama’ special and look at how deep is Russian interference.


10.50-11.00 Break
11.00 – 11.40 Dr Roger Miles; Faculty Lead, UK Finance Academy (Conduct and Culture)

FCA Culture Assessments – what is the regulator really going to be looking for when they commence Culture Assessments in 2021.  What is the true definition of ‘exemplary conduct’?

11:40-12:10pm Nick Andrews (Managing Director at MPAC Ltd)and Stephen Ryan (COO of CipherTrace)

Crypto and block-chain, how does the work being currently undertaken in the US affect and translate across to UK firms. This will also look at the true Financial Crime elements and Money Laundering issues.

12.10 – 12.20 Break
12.20 – 13.10 Tim Fassam – PIMFA Head of Policy

Tim will provide an update on the post Brexit/post Covid regulatory world and give an overview of the key Policy Issues that will be relevant for all regulated firms as we move back to ‘business as usual’.

13.10-13.30 Branko Bjelobaba – Branko Ltd

FCA BI Supreme Court post judgement update and how it impacted the General Insurance industry

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Payment Details

Please make a BACS payment to;
Account name: APCC
Sort code: 40-43-23
Account number: 81360590
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If you have any enquiries on this form please contact us here. Telephone enquiries can also be made to 0203 195 3827. If you are registering more than one delegate then please complete a separate form per delegate.

To register: Complete the delegate details above.

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Change of delegate: If you are unable to attend the forum and one of your colleagues is attending in your place please confirm this change here.

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..


March 9 @ 10:00 am
March 10 @ 10:00 am
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United Kingdom