What is the Vision, Aims and Values of AF-PA
To create opportunities for people working in the Asset Finance and Leasing sector to meet and make business development connections in a relaxed social environment and to raise funds for good causes and local communities, as identified by them.
To give back by raising funds for and highlighting the causes of approved nominated charities identified by our membership. Particularly lesser known organisations which lack a significant funds raising profile.
To organise events for this purpose which enable members and friends of the industry to make new connections.
To deliver an enjoyable AF-PA experience, every time.
To promote the highest professional standards and sharing of best practices within the Asset Finance & Leasing markets.
We help create business development opportunities through a series of charity network events for individuals which facilitate introductions and assist participants to succeed in their careers whilst having fun!
To highlight and raise funds for local charitable causes.
What are our Values?
An ethical approach to business generally and the encouragement of best practices with the sector. Being involved with the wider community. Promoting the positives of our industry sector and recognising that every person counts.
The highest levels of integrity in everything we do.
Deliver a great AF-PA experience… every time.
Every person counts - supporting everyone to maximise their potential.
To give back - both in community involvement and through our charitable donations.
Who is AF-PA for?
AF-PA prides itself on an open approach. Membership is open to all individuals within the Asset Finance, Leasing & Loan sector. Increasing the numbers of AF-PA members helps to maximise our donations to charity and to keep the organisation vibrant with a strong industry heartbeat.
We encourage anyone who works within, is associated with, or is affiliated to the sector and supports our aims and values to become an AF-PA member. You will be made most welcome.
Although AF-PA is for individuals, many organisations support our activities by offering employee resources, their time, providing meeting facilities, event sponsorship, auction items and raffle prizes too.
How does it work in practice?
We rely on people becoming AF-PA members and/or attending our events in order to raise charitable funds.
Each year we organise and support events, both large and small, to provide the opportunities to network and support good causes. AF-PA is a non-profit organisation with its board members and supporters being volunteers. We endeavour to maximise the value of our member's donations by achieving low running costs. We thank all our stakeholders for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you as our newest AF-PA member.
Over £110,000 raised so far
FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY CHARITIES ACROSS THE U.K.
What Our Members Say
“I was introduced to the AF-PA by a colleague in 2014 after attending one of their Networking event. I immediately identified the benefits this membership would bring to my business. The AF-PA encompasses an eclectic mix of members from different sectors with good synergy including Banking, Leasing, Funding, Legal, Finance Brokers and service provider organisations. VitrX soon became a proud sponsor and have benefited from a wealth of business relationships, business wins and new friends. In 2017 I was invited to become a board member to help drive the association forward, which I proudly advocate."
CEO AT VITRX
"AF-PA has opened a whole new world of industry networking and support opportunities for me. I have made relationships that would have otherwise been impossible."
CEO, OFG Limited
“I see the AP-FA events as the best way to spend a few hours with my peers in the industry to share experiences and ideas. AP-FA have managed to access and retain a large audience, keep the costs reasonable and also add a bit of fun into the proceedings which I see as the secret to their success.”
Managing Director, Datatec Financial Services
“I very much enjoy seeing my peers and recognised faces within the asset finance industry through AF-PA. Through them I have met some very interesting people and made helpful new connections as well. Alongside the professional support, it is wonderful to see the industry providing proactive support to so many good causes nominated by the membership, through the money raised at events.”
Chairman & MD, Rivers Leasing Plc