In January, fdu was proud to sponsor the FD of the Year Award at the Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards.

The annual Awards recognise the achievements of quoted companies and their key directors listed outside of the FTSE 350.The 11th annual awards ceremony was held in the memorable surroundings of the Natural History Museum and attended by the entrepreneurs and management teams of the companies, their investors and advisers.

Hosted by Jimmy Carr, it was an entertaining and inspiring evening that took place against a backdrop of strong performance from smaller companies and a resurgent IPO market.

fdu’s Adam Bloch awarded the FD of the Year Award to Andrew Derodra from Skyepharma.