In these turbulent times of both political and economic uncertainty just how do you, as a senior finance professional, navigate your business and avoid the rocks?
We have assembled a panel of specialists each with a different skill set to help ensure your business remains resilient to the pressures of market forces, staffing issues, cash flow pressures and supply chain matters.
Strengthening the resilience of your business has never been more important and our panel will be sharing practical strategies to help keep you and your business in the best shape through the next 12 months and beyond.
About the FD Network
Our mission is to help finance professionals continue their personal development by drawing on the expertise of technical finance specialists, keynote speakers and through peer-to-peer learning and networking.
Who should attend?
CFOs, Finance Directors and Senior Financial Controllers of businesses based across Merseyside.
Arrive at 8.00am for breakfast buns, tea/coffee and networking. At 8.30am we will have the panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. The event will close at 10.00am.
Peter Holt, Director, Rowan Group and our panel Chair for the event
Peter is the Managing Director of Rowan’s North practice. He personally appoints board-level FDs and CFOs to privately funded & PE backed SMEs and completed 20 appointments in 2022. Rowan supplements decades of experience with their proprietary ‘Leadership Dynamics’ solutions suite, which brings objectivity and data-driven insights to the projects they work on.
Sajid Sarwar, CFO, Multiple Businesses
Sajid has vast experience of working with large international businesses – turning them from loss making entities to profit making ones. He has worked with the UK division of a large US Corporation who manufacture interior automotive parts turning losses of £40m per annum into profits of £15m. He has also worked with a large IT & telecoms distributor in the Middle East to fix, grow and sell the business to Private Equity.
Simon Turner, CEO, Freshfield
Simon is a highly experienced PR and communications professional and CEO of Freshfield, an award-winning North West PR and marketing communications consultancy.
He has over 20 years’ experience working with business owners, boards and marketing teams, helping them shape impactful communications strategies and campaigns.
Simon’s sector specialisms include business support, professional services, property and placemaking and public sector. He also helps businesses and M&A advisers develop communications strategies around mergers and acquisitions.
Philip Dyer, CEO, Healthy Leaders
Philip has a business career which has spanned over 30 years and a broad range of sectors. Whatever the business sector his focus has always been people, identifying the barriers to personal growth and development and how these impact on organisational aspirations and ambition.
Philip is regular presenter on the topic of wellbeing; having seen too many negative examples of the impact of running your own business – excessive stress; lack of time – his emphasis is on self-care to improve personal wellbeing and quality of life. If you feel good, you perform better; be that at home or work! In response to an overwhelming need, Philip founded Healthy Leaders in 2018 – focusing on wellbeing coaching to increase productivity and performance followed by Healthy Leaders Academy in 2021; an on-demand proposition accessible to multiple users in an organisation online.
David Acland Partner FRP Advisory
Dave qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and obtained his insolvency licence in 1995. He is a NW based corporate restructuring specialist with over 30 years’ experience in advising businesses at all stages of the corporate lifecycle.
Dave specialises in advising stakeholders on their options when corporates of all sizes experience underperformance issues or distress caused by cash flow pressures.
His sector specialisms include manufacturing, property/construction, transport and professional football clubs.
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