Our Expertise

FMCG manufacturers are looking for new ways to allow consumers to put a personal stamp on the products they use as ‘I made it’ goods continue to surge in popularity. FMCG companies are appealing to consumers by launching products that incorporate their region’s flavours, ingredients and recipes which help big businesses connect with their various markets.

Technology is permeating retail strategies as management implements augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) on and offline to craft more immersive experiences. Artificial intelligence (AI) allows retailers to personalise the shopping experience for consumers by more effectively utilising the large amounts of data available.

New patterns of personal consumption are challenging the Consumer sector. Companies now have to appeal to consumers who are focusing much more on health and wellness, shopping as an experience and demanding increasing customisation and personalisation.

fdu understands the complexities of the Retail, FMCG and Consumer sectors and provides access to top experienced Finance professionals to help businesses implement change and grow within their markets.

Retail, FMCG and Consumer Clients

Topps Europe
Role – Group Finance and Operations Director
Size – Mid cap
Practice – Search

Rococo Chocolates
Role – Part-Time Finance Director
Size – SME
Practice – Interim

Cabbages and Roses
Role – Finance Director
Size – SME
Practice – Search

Alliance Boots
Role – Senior Financial Analyst
Size – Public
Practice – Search

Nicole Farhi 
Role – Finance Director
Size – SME
Practice – Search

Conran
Role – Finance Director
Size – Mid Cap
Practice – Search

Bibendum Wine
Role – Treasury Manager
Size – SME
Practice – Retail

Grass Roots Group
Role – Senior Finance Interim
Size – SME
Practice – Interim

Inchcape
Role – Head of Treasury
Size – Public
Practice – Search

Whirlpool
Role – Market Accountant
Size – Public
Practice – Search

Hovis Bakery
Role – Financial Planning and Analysis
Size – SME
Practice – Interim

Camouflage Company
Role – Interim Finance Director
Size – Mid Cap
Practice – Interim

BLK DNM
Role – Financial Controller
Size – SME
Practice – Search

Jones the Bootmaker
Role – FD
Size – SME
Practice – Search

Moet Hennessy Europe
Role – European Compensation & Benefits Manager
Size – Public
Practice – Build Out

Soundbites

“The most important thing is to ensure someone is really understanding your business – they are not going to be able to produce the right candidate unless they have understood your core values. I quickly felt that fdu had taken the time to make that connection.”

Elizabeth Dunley, former Finance Director, Conran Retail and Brand Holdings