Bridgewater announce forum dates

Bridgewater Equity Release has announced two new dates for its ongoing regional equity release broker breakfast forums.

The forums are aimed at advisers looking for further information on the equity release market and provide an opportunity to discuss and debate the current market and its opportunities.

The next sessions, which include breakfast for all attendees, begin at 8am and run through until 10am.

They are taking place at the following venues:

• Manchester, Tuesday 3rd March – DWF offices, Centurion House, 129 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3AA.

• Leeds, Wednesday 4th March – DWF offices, Bridgewater Place, Water Lane, Leeds, LS11 5DY.

Places at both events are strictly limited and those advisers wishing to register should phone Alison Stephenson on 0191-269 5982.

Alison Beeston, compliance and communications manager at Bridgewater Equity Release, says: “Last year we conducted a number of breakfast broker forums around the country and following highly positive feedback we are embarking on a series of further meetings throughout 2009.

“We begin early next month in Manchester and Leeds and the meetings, as per usual, are driven by our attendees focusing on the areas they wish to discuss. At previous meetings we have covered seminar selling, client acquisition and the equity release legal process.

“The agenda is shaped by the advisers who attend and the meetings also provide an excellent opportunity for networking with other equity release professionals as well as sharing best practice and collectively addressing the key challenges we all face in this difficult economic climate.

“Places are limited so we would suggest advisers contact us as soon as possible to book their spot. We would also like advisers in other regions to get in touch if they would like a future breakfast broker Forum to take place near them.”