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FD Surgery Manchester

The Only Event for Entrepreneurial Finance Directors in The North

1 November 2018
Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel
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The North’s One-Stop Shop for all things FD

Back for its second year…

Last year’s inaugural Manchester FD Surgery brought together dynamic FDs from across the North to learn, share and network with their peers – this year we expect even more to attend for a programme that will take the event to a new level.

It’s a packed day full of choices to make – between keynotes, panels, round tables, networking sessions … choose the format that you work best in and overcome the barriers you face to achieving even faster growth and success.

You will hear:

  • The very latest on FINANCING to prepare you for the next round
  • Best practice in TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FINANCE FUNCTION and streamlining your processes
  • How to be THE COMMERCIAL FD that your business needs you to be
  • Nailing the business case for CUSTOMER TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS in a digital world

WHO YOU WILL MEET

FDs who have attended our events
in the last year

Ainscough Industrial Services

Barstone

Global Metcorp

IPA

Loaf

New World Trading Company

Nominet

Paysafe

A Gomez

Africa Express Line

Ainscough Industrial Services

Aircharge

Alethea & Co (London)

Alma Holdings

Appleworld Uk

…And many more

Want to see the full list? 

Thank you for your interest in our event, please complete your details to view our past attendees. One of our team may be in touch to discuss the event.

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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

8:30
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The Breakfast Club
Early bird networking and registration
9:20
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Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Editorial Director Real Business and Business Advice
9:30
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Keynote: From Humble Beginnings to £180m – A Finance Perspective
In this scene-setting presentation, Darren Cooper will share his business’s challenges and growing pains, and how they were overcome to create the award-winning travel business it is today. The story touches on the pitfalls of premises, recruitment, technology .. and how the FD can help to drive and lead a resilient and innovative culture that will succeed.
Group Accountant
Travel Innovation Group
10:00
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Financing
• Financing for growth
• Who provided finance?
• Ensuring your credibility with the bank
• Managing the expectations of the board
• Did everything go according to plan?
Finance Director
Europa Worldwide Group
10:40
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Panel: Future Financing - FDs share their recent experiences
• What was the financing for?
• What type of finance was it and why was it chosen
• Did anything go wrong? Lessons learnt
Editorial Director Real Business and Business Advice
CEO & Founder
CreditSquare
Finance Director
Europa Worldwide Group
Chief Financial Officer
RedEye International
11:10
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Networking break
11:40
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Panel: Technology for the Finance Function
• Making your department the information centre for the whole business
• What tech was used and was the problem solved?
• What was the decision process made for tech selected
• How did you find suppliers?
• Did the tech help with efficiency, if so, what was the impact on the business?
• What went wrong?
Deputy Editor, Business Advice
Finance Director, Chemist4U
Financial Controller
Sutcliffe Play
Finance Director
Datel Computing
12:20
GDPR
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ROUNDTABLES
Troubleshoot with your peers over a choice of subjects. Please note roundtables will be available for registration on the day and are subject to change.
Finance Director, East Coast Concepts
Brexit
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Global Chief Economist and Head of Currency Strategy, World First
Skills Shortage
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Deputy Editor, Real Business
Cyber Security
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Finance Director, Supreme Imports
1:00
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Networking Lunch
2:20
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Panel: The Commercial FD
• The changing FD role and new stakeholder expectations
• What are you doing differently?
• How has this impacted your business?
• Has this created changes in reporting lines?
Divisional Finance Director
Ashfield Healthcare
Group Finance Director
Amoria Bond
Group Accountant, Travel Innovation Group
Financial Director
REPIC
3:00
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Networking Break
3:40
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The Commercial FD – now you’re a leader driving the business
• Integrating businesses and ensuring fundamental foundations are in place
• Empowering the business to make strategic decisions
• The role as the facilitator
• The future of the finance team and embracing developments in technology
Finance Director
Aquam Technologies
4:10
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Panel: Customer Technology Investments
• What has been implemented?
• How was it funded?
• How has this helped the customer experience?
• Rationale for investment
• Did it pay off?
Deputy Editor, Real Business
Group Finance & Operations Director
Gem Scientific
Finance Director, East Coast Concepts
4:50
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Chairperson’s Closing Remarks
Editorial Director
Real Business and
Business Advice
5:00
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One for the Road
Wind down and catch up with peers over drinks

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