The FD Surgery London

May 2018 | Venue TBC, London

The prognosis is good

Now in its third year, FD Surgery London 2018 will bring together colourful, high profile finance directors who have tackled formidable business disorders, as well as leading industry consultants who’ll be on hand to diagnose symptoms and prescribe confidential advice.

Incorporating interactive roundtable discussions, in depth technical presentations and controversial debate, FD Surgery London will cover the issues that really keep you awake at night!

London 2018 will once again feature the FDs’ Excellence Awards!

2017 highlights

Our 2017 event saw 200+ FDs come together for a packed day of education debate and networking.

We ended the day with an interactive voting session which revealed what UK FDs really think. View the results here.

  • "A very beneficial day out of the office. Provides a chance both to network and hear many experts"

    Tom NichollsQuayle Munro, Group FC
  • "A useful day away from the office providing valuable insight into many topics affecting either me or my business both today and tomorrow"

    Andrew Elsby-Smith Group Finance Director, Amtico International
  • "A very informative and enjoyable event"

    Lincoln Swann Managing Director, Cherlyn Electronics Ltd
  • "Worth taking a day out of a busy schedule to benefit from the knowledge and experiences of senior financial professionals"

    Caroline BillingGroup Finance Director, Barstone Ltd
  • "I found the day both informative and thought provoking which made it very worthwhile. It all seemed to work like clockwork"

    Steve Jenkins CFO, STA Travel

2017 Programme

08:45  Roundtable Registration

Please note this is for Roundtable registration only, main registration will open at 9:45.

09:00  FD Only Roundtables and Networking Breakfast

10:00  Welcome

10:05  Keynote

The health of a nation

  • Adam Chester

    Head of Economics, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

10:25  Trump, Brexit and other tales of extreme politics

International trade in uncertain times

11:00  Managing currency fluctuations in volatile times

11:20  Turning Workforce Technology Necessity Into Profitability

  • Neil Pickering

    Industry and Customer Insights Manager, Kronos

11:30  The working capital health check

Keeping the lifeblood of your business pumping

  • Richard Young

    Freelance writer, editor and presenter

  • Richard West

    Chief Financial Officer, Clifford Thames

  • Graham Seddon

    Head of consultancy services, Menzies

  • Bill Pike

    Head of SME / Mid Market Propositions, Global Transaction Banking, Lloyds Banking Group

12:05  The Challenges of managing a rapidly growing business

12:20  The top 5 ways to improve control over spend

  • Dafydd Llewellyn

    Managing Director of the UK SMB (and Nationals) team, Concur

12:30  The FDs’ Excellence Awards 2017

Three-course seated lunch, featuring the FDs’ Excellence Awards, hosted by Adam Kay.

14:30  The private equity experience

Is life in a buyout-backed business for you?

15:05  Patient history

An interview with an exceptional Finance Director turned CEO

15:25  Lessons for the Modern Non-Executive Director

Planning your next career move

15:40  The shape of things to come

Futurologist Dr James Bellini asks: are you ready for the rapidly changing world of tomorrow?

  • Big data
  • Generation Z
  • Revolutionary business models
  • The Future of the workplace

16:00  Have your say

An interactive voting decision reveals what the UK’s FDs really think

16:30  Conference end and networking drinks

2017 attendees included

Adler & Allan
Aldbury FD Services
Alexander Charles Associates
Altrad Beaver 84 Limited
Amber Advisory
Amtico International
apolis executive
ATLOA Services
Aubrey Park
Bank of London and the Middle East
Blitz Communications
Bowman Power Group
Brita Water Filter Systems
ByBox Group Holdings
Castleman Consulting
Caxton Foundation
Centmetal Property
Chart Shipping
Cherlyn Electronics
Christie & Co
Clifford Thames
Corporate Traveller
Desyncra Technologies
deVere Group
Distil Plc
EA Change Group
Ebury Restructuring Partners
EIP Europe
Engage Partners
Enotria Winecellars
Evgen Pharma
Extra Energy
Finanz Consulting
Fizz Experience
Funding Options
Future Thinking
Gilpin Associates
Glenridding Associates
Global Counsel
Goggin Ltd
Haines watts
Hallmark Hotels
Harvey Nash
Henry Howard Finance
Independent Advisory Solutions
Infinis Wind
Institute of Directors
Intelligent Goat
JPW Interims
Just Eat
Kann Consulting
Kelvin Hughes
Livingstone Partners
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking
Lloyds Banking Group
Locala Community Partnerships CIC
Make Change Happen
Mall for the World
MDL Consultancy Services
MVF Global
NAHL Group
New World Trading Company
Nixolve Consulting
Novus Property Solutions
Oakland International
OCEE International
ONE Advisory Group
Payment Waiver
Paysafe Group
Pipers Hill Consulting
Quality Pet Care
Qubic Tax
REN Skincare
Romero Insurance Brokers
RS Connect Group
Schoolwear Group
Scottish Widows
Shaylor Group
SME Finance Directors
Specialist Journeys
Splash Damage
STA Travel
Stewart Group
Sudlows group
T.H.Clements & Son
Tazaki foods
The Fold London
The Founders Group
The New World Trading Company
The Nostrum Group
Ultrasoc Technologies
V Westbrook
Vistage UK
Vital Ingredient
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
World First
WTG (now part of Civica)

…and many more

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