Skip to main content
Become a member
  • Register
  • Login

Register Login

Branch Event

IoD Hertfordshire: Breakfast with the Small Business Commissioner: Tackling the Late Payment Culture

31 Jan 2019
Aubrey Park Hotel, StAlbans

Please join IoD Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire for breakfast with Paul Uppal, Small Businesses Commissioner at the Aubrey Park Hotel, St Albans. 

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner is based in Birmingham and was set up to ensure fair payment practices for Britain's 5.7 million small businesses, and support them in resolving their payment disputes with larger businesses and bring about culture change.

During the morning you will get a chance to hear an update on what the Office of the Small Business Commissioner is doing to tackle the late payment culture that exists between businesses in the UK and what they are doing to help small businesses resolve payment disputes.

This late payment culture means that:

  • A third of all payments to small businesses are late
  • The average value of each payment is £6,142
  • 20% of small businesses have run in to cash flow problems due to late payments
  • If small businesses were paid on time, this could boost the economy by an estimated £2.5 billion annually

**During his first visit to IoD Herts, after breakfast Paul Uppal would also welcome the opportunity to visit small businesses in the area.  Please contact Liz Langmaid if you would like to arrange a visit.

Key details

Date & time: 31 Jan 2019 08:00 - 10:00
Location: Aubrey Park Hotel, StAlbans
CPD Hours:

Prices from

15.00 GBP + VAT - Members
15.00 GBP + VAT - Member Guest
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non-members

Event manager:
Ms Liz Langmaid
Contact phone:
Contact email:

08.00am:  Breakfast & Networking
08.30am:  Presentation 
09.00am:  Q&A
10.00am:  Close


Paul Uppal

Paul leads an independent office aimed at empowering small businesses in resolving disputes around late and unfair payment issues and provides advice, including on how to take action if a payment is overdue.  Paul has 20 years experience as a small business owner in the real estate sector, where he saw how even sound businesses could struggle when faced with a culture of late payment by customers. “Running your own business can be a very lonely experience and my priority will be ensuring small firms feel supported as well as helping to create an overall impression that business isn’t necessarily cut throat.”
The SBC covers the whole of the UK - England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.



Prices from

15.00 GBP + VAT - Members
15.00 GBP + VAT - Member Guest
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non-members

Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • Aubrey Park Hotel
  • Hemel Hempstead Road
  • Redbourn
  • StAlbans
  • AL3 7AF

01582 792105

IoD Events

Find out what events are taking place in your area.

View all events