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AF-PA Announce 14th December 2018 Christmas Lunch In Aid Of Macmillan Nurses

We are pleased to announce that this amazing event is now SOLD OUT. Thank you for your amazing support! The Asset Finance Professionals Association (AF-PA) has announced its charity Christmas lunch is to be held in aid of Macmillan Nurses, on the 14th December 2018 at the Institute of Directors in London. Coordinated by IAA…

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AF-PA summer network and fundraiser record £19,000 for Partnership for Children

The picture shows Stephen Bassett chair of AF-PA handing over the cheque to Wendy Tabuteau CEO Partnership for Children. For more information, please click here The 4th July was another scorching day on The Yacht London and saw over 200 asset finance professionals from a diverse range of companies and all business levels, join forces…

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AF-PA Network Golf Day Charity Event Raises £5,473

The AF-PA charity golf day was held on 28th May when seventeen intrepid four ball teams of mixed ability including both occasional and semi-professional golfers assembled at the Verulam Club in St Albans. We set out in overcast conditions having received a briefing from George Ashworth on the rules of the Texas Scramble competition and…

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AF-PA Charity Golf Event At The Verulam Golf Club, St. Albans

A fabulous day at the 28th May 2018 AF-PA Charity Golf Event. Good weather and teams from the leasing and financial services industry made it a competitive, but fairly fought event. A more detailed update will follow. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of some of your favourite industry players:     

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AF-PA Present British Lung Foundation £6,000 cheque from Christmas Networking Charity Event

As temperatures soared for the first time in London this year, AF-PA represented by Johnnie Halliday and Philip Benke presented a cheque for £6,000 raised at the Christmas Charity Event in Marylebone to fundraiser Rebekah Ahmed of the British Lung Foundation. Johnnie of Linedata (Lending and Leasing Software) and Philip of Sopra Banking Software worked…

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4th July 2018 – AF-PA Summer Networking & Charity Event

The Yacht London The Asset Finance – Professionals Association (AF-PA) are proud to announce that the prodigious summer Networking & Charity event will be held aboard the fabulous Yacht, London. The positive feedback after last year’s event was to overwhelmingly keep this venue for this year’s event We can almost guarantee the best of summer…

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15th November 2018 – Save The Date – AF-PA Beaujolais Nouveau Networking & Charity Event

The Asset Finance – Professionals Association (AF-PA) are proud to announce that we are planning an industry leading networking & charity event. The date chosen coincides with Beaujolais Nouveau day and will ensure a reason to celebrate, network with the industry’s movers & shakers and raise funds for local community good causes. Save the 15th November…

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AF-PA Network Charity Fundraising in 2017 Breaks Record Exceeding £50,000

December was a significant month for AF-PA with incredible industry generosity with both the traditional networking gathering at Marylebone Sports Bar and AF-PA backed Christmas charity lunch at the Institute of Directors. At the Marylebone sports bar with attendees from all levels of the industry AF-PA raised £12,000 shared between Off the Fence and British…

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AF-PA Christmas Networking and Charity Event

With some 166 tickets sold in advance, the prestigious 6th December 2017 AF-PA Christmas event took place at the Sports Bar & Grill, Marylebone and proved to be a busy one. Colleagues caught up with each other, new business relationships were made and a substantial sum raised for charity. An exciting auction of let’s say…

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AF-PA Leasing Christmas Charity Lunch, IOD, London

AF-PA is delighted to announce that the 15th December 2017 AF-PA Christmas Charity lunch has now sold out Thank you for your support!

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AF-PA Summer Fun on a Boat raises £10,000 for “Make a Wish”

On July 5th over 200 leasing industry professionals signed up to ‘walk the plank’ from the Thames Embankment to join the Asset Finance Professionals Association’s Summer Networking and charity gathering on The Yacht London. With deals being discussed and many new contacts made, the generosity of the Asset Finance industry was clearly evident. A short…

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Leasing Life and AF-PA Raise More Than £100,000 For Charitable Causes

The Asset Finance Professionals Association (AF-PA) collected £12,000 (€14,085) for charity at its Christmas business networking drinks in December 2016, exceeding £100,000 in funds raised since its formation five years earlier. Peter McDonnell, a founder of AF-PA, presented the £12,000 to the Medical Detection Dogs charity and Friends of Royal Hospital Bath, the latter of…

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