At the High Court Enforcement Officers Association (HCEOA) annual general meeting last week, a number of directors stood for re-election, including Peter Noble Watt, chairman of The Sheriffs Office.

As an authorised HCEO (High Court Enforcement Officer), Peter is very committed to the work of the Association, particularly given the critical role it undertakes in representing the industry in discussions with Government relating to the modernisation of enforcement.

The HCEOA, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012, represents its members, HCEOs, who play a vital role in supporting individuals and businesses to enforce unpaid judgments to recover the money they are owed. HCEOs also support landlords and property owners through the enforcement of writs of possession.

Having served three years as a director and been a member of the HCEOA, and its predecessor the Sheriffs Association, for over 30 years, Peter is delighted to have been re-elected for a second term and looks forward to continuing his contribution to its work in these changing times, alongside the other board members, including colleague Chris Badger, Director of Enforcement at The Sheriffs Office.

Peter commented:

"It has been an honour to work with the Association through the introduction of the new legislation covering the enforcement industry. There is still more to do to provide greater access to High Court enforcement for other creditors and property owners, and I am very much looking forward to working with my fellow directors to strengthen the role and reputation of the HCEO now and in years to come."


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