INSIGHT 22nd April 2021 Q&A

From Riding To Resilience

Our guest speaker was Neil Fachie, reigning world champion and tandem kilo world record holder in cycling and performance business coach, who discussed overcoming limiting beliefs and situations in sport, business and life.
By |2021-04-26T11:57:36+01:00March 30th, 2021|

INSIGHT 27th February 2020 Breakfast

The Changing Role of the CFO

Our guest speaker was Heeral Gudka, a leadership performance consultant and coach working with individuals and businesses internationally. Heeral discussed ‘The Life of a CFO’, looking specifically at the changing role of a CFO; networking and relationships; stakeholder and media scrutiny; and communication.
By |2020-02-28T14:17:51+00:00January 27th, 2020|

SIMPLICITY 12 November 2019 Breakfast

Avoiding Common Equity Management Mistakes

Our guest speaker was equity visionary and innovator Christian Gabriel, CEO of Capdesk. He discussed managing a cap table and determining ownership throughout the lifecycle of a company’s growth; a valuable session to Founders and CFOs in private growth SMEs, pre-revenue right the way through to Exit.
By |2019-11-15T11:15:45+00:00October 14th, 2019|

INSIGHT 26 September 2019 Breakfast

The Changing Role of the CFO

Our guest speaker was Heeral Gudka, a leadership performance consultant and coach working with individuals and businesses internationally. Heeral led the conversation discussing ‘The Life of a CFO’, looking specifically at the changing role of a CFO; networking and relationships; stakeholder and media scrutiny; and communication.
By |2019-10-16T13:12:29+01:00August 19th, 2019|

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|

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|

INSIGHT June 2019 Breakfast

All Aboard – Moving from CFO to Non-Executive in the FTSE Environment

Our guest speaker was Caroline Brown, Chair, Independent Director and commercially focused business leader with 20 years main Board experience in the media, professional services and technology sectors. She now chairs NAHL Group plc, chairs the audit committees of Luceco plc and Earthport plc (currently being taken over by Visa), is an independent NED on the Boards of Georgia Capital plc and IP Group plc as well a Trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Caroline led the conversation discussing her moving from a CFO in the FTSE into Non-Executive in the FTSE and Private environment, along with all the challenges that entails.
By |2019-06-11T10:37:13+01:00June 4th, 2019|

INSIGHT 29 May 2019 Breakfast

AIMing Higher in the Public Markets: Executive to Non-Executive – a Metamorphosis

Our guest speaker was Roger Jeynes, chairman of AIM-listed software company ZOO Digital Group plc (ZOO.L), who led the discussion sharing his experiences of the AIM market and the many interesting aspects of transitioning from executive to non-executive.
By |2019-05-29T09:28:13+01:00May 29th, 2019|

INSIGHT May 2019 Breakfast

The Worlds of Football and Entertainment: A Business Match Made in Heaven?

Our guest speaker was Andy Redman, President and COO of The Tornante Company LLC as well as Chairman of the Board of Topps and a Member of the Board of Portsmouth FC. Andy discussed the business implications surrounding the unique acquisition of Portsmouth FC from the fans and his experiences of the juxtaposition of running a business and an entertainment asset.
By |2019-05-29T09:25:56+01:00May 2nd, 2019|

INSIGHT | SIMPLICITY April 2019 Breakfast

The Future of Search: Maximising Investment with Google

Our guest speaker Paul Goldstein led the conversation about the opportunities in Search ranging from AI to Voice as well as the measurement of the Search impact on P&L in a digital environment.
By |2019-05-29T09:26:51+01:00April 11th, 2019|
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