The FD Surgery London

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Royal College of Physicians, London

Back for the third year

FD Surgery London 2018 will once again bring together over 250 entrepreneurial finance directors for a day of debate, learning and networking.

New for 2018

  • How technology is shaking up the finance function – and your business
  • Revolutionise your business’s approach to sales and marketing
  • A cost-effective take on protecting your business from cyber attack
  • Easy steps to ensuring you are GDPR ready come May 25th
  • The FD’s role in innovation culture
  • Learn from the mistakes of others – former Superdry CFO reveals what can and did go wrong

Old favourites

  • Making sure cash flow is everyone’s business
  • Where next? Understanding your career options from private equity to a non-exec portfolio
  • Have your say….live audience voting reveals what the UK’s entrepreneurial finance directors really think
  • Sector and topic-based roundtable discussions
  • The FDs’ Excellence Awards – hosted over a three-course networking lunch

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2018 Programme

08:45  Registration and refreshments

09:20  Welcome

09:30  What can and did go wrong

The former CFO of Superdry charts the journey from a market town clothing stall to a £750m global super brand.

10:00  Will tomorrow’s finance function be led by people or technology?

How emerging technology is shaking up the finance function

  • Andy Blackstone

    finance director, M&C Saatchi World Services

  • Philip Boxall

    Finance Director, BRITA Water Filter Systems

  • Gareth James

    Partner – UKI Audit Analytics Leader, EY

10:40  Where to place your bets: The future of sales and marketing

A finance director’s guide to technology investment decisions.

11:00  Coffee Break

Networking and coffee break.

11:20  How emerging business models are shaking up finance directors’ approach to cash flow, forecasting and management

How do recurring, service-oriented cash flows change a finance director’s ability to plan ahead and shape investment? How can cash flows be more intimately linked with ongoing customer experience? And what impact does it have on other financing options - especially when it comes time to valuing the business on exit?

11:55  The true cost of cyber crime

How to protect your business from a punitive attack.

  • Paul Beechinor

    Finance & Operations Director, CYFOR

12:15  Myth Busting around VAT reclaim

12:30  Three-course seated lunch featuring the FDs’ Excellence Awards

14:30  The FD and innovation culture

Be a supportive voice of reason not a sceptical blocker.

  • Helen Gammons

    Financial Director (co-owner), Rotolight

  • Simon Gretton

    Chief Financial Officer, A Gomez

  • Henry Pepperall

    Chief Financial Officer, Exponential-e

15:05  A Finance Director’s guide to GDPR

The deadline is less than a month away. Are you ready?

  • Ardi Kolah

    Director, GDPR Transition Programme, Henley Business School

15:25  Patient history interview

How an FD can drive cultural change.

  • Talita Ferreira

    CEO/Founder, Authentic Change Solutions, former CFO of BMW UK

15:45  Where next?

How to make the move into private equity, interim work or a non-exec portfolio.

16:20  Have your say

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

17:00  Drinks reception

2018 attendees include:

Ainscough Industrial Services Ltd
Barstone Ltd
Global Metcorp Limited
New World Trading Company

A Gomez Ltd
Africa Express Line
Ainscough Industrial Services Ltd
Alethea & Co (London)
Alma Holdings Limited
Appleworld Uk Ltd
Argan Capital Advisors LLP
Awarded2u limited
Ballymore Group
Barstone Ltd
Black Diamond Agency Ltd
Brita Water Filter Systems Ltd
Britannia Row Productions Limited
British Beer and Pub Association
Bubblebum (UK) Limited
Burgess Furniture
BWB Consulting
Caldwell Hardware UK Ltd
Callen-Lenz Associates Ltd
Camino Partners
Carter Jonas LLP
Cashflow Positive Limited
Cenkos Securities Plc
Christian Action (Enfield) Housing association Ltd.
Christie Group plc
Clifford Thames
Connect Advertising & Marketing LLP
CooperOstlund Limited
Cresta World Travel Limited
Dana Axle
Distil Plc
Duke & Dexter Limited
DW Windsor limited
E-Resourcing Limited
Edge Brokers (London) Ltd
EIP Europe LLP
Elevate Property Group Limited
Engage Partners
Ennismore International Management Limited
Extra Energy
Fastnet International Limited
FD Solutions
FDX limited
Finlay Beverages
Flight Club Darts
Foam & Substance/Beauty Pie
Futerra Sustainability Communications Ltd
Galago Group
Geest Line Limited
Gem Scientific
Global Metcorp Limited
Hamilton & Hamilton Ltd
Hawkins & Associates
Housing and Care 21
Human Appeal
Hypnos Limited
I.C.T.S. (U.K.) Ltd
Ignata Limited
Informed Solutions
Intelligent Office UK
Intuit UK
Iona Capital
Kann Consulting Ltd
Kelvin Hughes
Leightons Opticians and HearingCare
Lexia Solutions Group
Lindsell Business Solutions Ltd
Livingstone Partners
Lloyds Banking Group
London First
London Marathon Events Ltd
LTV Group
MACS Plasterboard Systems Ltd
Magdalene Limited
Meridian Business Support
MESH Planning Tools Ltd
Mortgages for Business Limited
National Merchant Buying Society Limited
Navolio Ltd / Off To Work
New World Trading Company
Newmor Group Ltd
Oakland International
ONI plc
Paperhat Group Limited
Phoenix Community Care Ltd
Pickwick Holdings Limited
Quotatis Limited
Rowse Honey Ltd
Scottish Widows
Shaylor Group plc
Sigma Precision Components Group
Sparkler Limited
Speedloan Finance Limited
Splash Damage
Sudlows group ltd
T.H.Clements & Son Limited
Talking Tables Ltd
Tax Systems plc
Teleadapt Ltd
The Collective
The Marketing Society & Cow PR
TTC Group
Ultrasoc Technologies Ltd
United Talent Agency
V Westbrook
Venntro Media Group
Wakostco Limited
Wattbike Limited
World ORT
YO! Sushi

…and many more

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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.

  • "Perfect for the SME FD - interesting speakers and valuable networking with other FDs.  A day well spent"

    Paul WilliamsDesyncra Technologies Limited, CFO 
  • "The FD surgery is a fantastic forum for FD’s and other finance professionals to come together and talk about hot topics that impact our day-to-day jobs"

    Bruce MartinLivingstone Partners, Finance Director
  • “The FD Surgery is a great event for learning from the experience of other FDs in presentations and panel discussions”

    Tim ParfittLoaf, Financial Director
  • "Worth taking a day out of a busy schedule to benefit from the knowledge and experiences of senior financial professionals"

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

    Steve Jenkins STA Travel, CFO

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