About Michelle Blackie

Michelle has over 15 years of marketing experience, predominantly in the technology and design sectors. She has extended her love of brand and digital by working on both the client and agency side of marketing and business development with Packard Bell NEC, Text100, FINALLY and now fdu.

The New World of Work

The New World of Work As lockdown slowly eases us back in to some sense of (adjusted) normality, more employers are looking at new and adjusted ways of working - from the extreme end of companies such as Twitter stating that employees can work [...]

By |2020-06-16T11:12:33+01:00June 16th, 2020|

Cash Management in Crisis

Cash Management In Crisis Most businesses are facing a tricky path navigating the unique current circumstances and are trying to find the best solutions to come out the other side as unscathed as possible. For many, one of the most pressing business concerns is [...]

By |2020-03-28T08:13:42+00:00March 26th, 2020|

Speed Cools You Down On A Hot Day

On a blistering summer's day, fdu managed to cool everyone down at the Olympic Velodrome with the promise of speed delivering a welcome breeze on the track. We hosted another very successful private networking event with a one hour track cycling session followed by [...]

By |2019-07-26T15:24:11+01:00July 25th, 2019|


Jeremy Sewell, CFO, Bitfury Ellen Gormley, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, Bitfury What surprised you about fdu's approach? fdu are different in that they really listen to you and take on board what you are thinking. You get the impression that [...]

By |2020-12-09T14:37:17+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

Squint Opera

David Wilkinson, CFO, Squint Opera What dilemma did you face during your search? Our initial hire with fdu - who on paper and background should have been perfect - was struggling to adapt to life in a small company. It was time [...]

By |2020-12-09T14:34:24+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

The Key

Fergal Roche, CEO, The Key What do you look for in a recruitment service provider? I want people who really understand us and who get to the heart of what we need, which isn’t always what we put in job descriptions. [...]

By |2020-12-09T14:33:37+00:00July 23rd, 2019|

Zoo Digital

Dr Stuart Green, CEO, ZOO Digital (AIM) What do you look for in a recruitment service provider? At Board level, recruitment is really approached on an individual basis as each situation is unique. Due to the nature of this senior appointment, we [...]

By |2020-12-08T12:17:40+00:00July 17th, 2019|

INSIGHT 27 June 2019 Breakfast

"Tell me something I don't know ..." The Chairman's View of the CFO

Our guest speaker was Jonathan McKay, an industry veteran with over 30 years of international experience and currently Chairman of Forward Partners, Cambridge Broadband, Driftrock, ISG, Poq and La Fosse Associates. He led the discussion on the chairman’s view of the CFO in terms of fundraising, potential M&A, strategic planning and the growing international responsibilities of the role. He also looked at the broadening of the CFO role into the COO role and whether this is a logical career path.
By |2019-06-27T15:16:26+01:00June 27th, 2019|
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