Ready for a new type of FBP?

 

Way more than just finance business partner training, we’ll show your people everything we learned in sales and marketing that we wish we’d known when we were finance directors.

FBP Ignite development plans, capability frameworks, video lessons, live Zoom workshops, Insights psychometrics and 1:1 coaching options mean you can build your perfect academy.

And all online with optional in person!

 

Andy Shambrook FCA, Founder

finance business partner training

Data means nothing without the story...

"Usain Bolt has a top-speed of 44.72 kph, weighs 94 kg and is 1.95m tall. He holds the World 100m record in 9.58 seconds and the World 200m record in 19.19."

Inspired? Me neither. We prefer:

"He's the fastest man on the planet"

Data means nothing without the story that makes it meaningful, memorable and inspirational. We'll show you how.

Options for all levels

Our 3 options mean you can build a full in-house training programme for all levels – Bootcamp for analysts, Academy for managers, and NEXTFD for your future leaders. And as it’s all online it’s a breeze to roll out – you could literally start next week!

ON-DEMAND VIDEO

Our stand-alone on-demand video Bootcamp is a cost-effective way to reach large global teams quickly.

All the core content from our flagship in-house FBP Academy, with self-study exercises and case-studies.

NEW! FBP Bootcamp is now available to buy online for just £399 and covers your whole year’s CPD!

VIDEO + LIVE WORKSHOPS

Our flagship 7 module Academy is the ultimate way to transform your team from accountants to commercially focussed influencers.

Capability surveys, video lessons, live Zoom workshops and INSIGHTS® psychometrics.

And as it’s all online it’s super easy to roll out to large global teams.

EXPERIENTIAL

Forget classroom learning and theories. We hold the mirror up in as real-to-life situations as possible  in our new 8 month NEXTFD® programme.

The corporate language is deep experiential development. We like to call it chucking them in at the deep end, just with us there as life guards.

Teams of any size

We work globally with big brands and are set up to take the strain out of designing and running big programmes. But we work with businesses of any size, so if you’ve got more than 6 people in your team get in touch! And if you’re looking just for you, our FBP Bootcamp is a stand-alone video course available to buy online today and includes all the content and exercises from our in-house FBP Academy. There really is an option for everyone, whatever your budget.

We're also trusted by our profession

As well as our own programmes, we've also designed and delivered bespoke finance business partner training and leadership development all over the World on behalf of ICAEW in the UK and CAANZ in Australia and New Zealand for 7 years and counting. Oh and by the way we are all members of either ICAEW, CAANZ or CIMA ourselves.

Imagine finance had written Steve's slide...

Well it would have been a massive table of numbers comparing actual, budget and last year wouldn't it. Probably a few graphs and charts from the analytics. A dashboard maybe.

Inspired? Me neither. He actually said:

"2 billion songs purchased and downloaded"

The best way to bring numbers to life and tell the story behind them, is to not use many numbers. We'll show you how.

 

finance business partner training

We’ve seen both sides

We’ve all been senior finance leaders, but our unique approach to finance business partner training comes from our direct experience leading sales and marketing teams and being partnered by finance

Andy Shambrook FCA

Andy Shambrook FCA

Founder

I used to be a finance director, then I became a sales director, plus I founded a VC-back start-up. I'll show you everything I learned in sales, marketing and a VC start-up that I wish I'd known when I worked in finance.

Andrew Jepson CA

Andrew Jepson CA

Founder

I've been a senior finance leader but it was when I became a general manager that I really got what finance business partnering is all about. Based in Sydney, I designed and run Australia's most popular public finance business partner training course, plus I wrote the book 'Compliance to Commercial'.

Amanda Carlyle CGMA

Amanda Carlyle CGMA

Associate Partner

I’ve trained over 20,000 finance professionals over the last 15 years, across all sectors and all levels. I specialise in finance business partnering, improving shared service centres, and coaching. I joined the team in 2021 to support FBP Academy delivery and coaching.

Iain Dewson FCA

Iain Dewson FCA

Associate Partner

I've been a finance leader and run a global finance academy for 2,000 people across 28 countries from the L&D function. Andy used to be a supplier of mine and I saw first-hand the positive impact on people and teams his work had. So much so that in 2019 I joined as a full-time partner to help spread the message.

Shelly Adams CGMA

Shelly Adams CGMA

Tailoring

I’ve been a senior finance business partner in FMCG for Dulux Paints, Hovis, Plum Baby and Dairy Crest. Andy and me are married and I keep our family running smoothly while researching each new project to make sure we tailor the exercises and case-studies to your situation.

Pam Harris

Pam Harris

Client Delivery Manager

Once you’ve decided to go with us, I take over and make sure your programme is organised and delivered to the very highest standard. More than just diaries, I make sure it all runs smoothly and your people just have to turn up, have fun, and learn!

Purplelemur

Purplelemur

Design & online

Moving to an online model needs a lot of work in the background almost daily to make sure everything runs smoothly. We rely on Liam and his team at Purplelemur for that, and they are great!

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