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!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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!
CFO SVP, CHEP North America
When I was CFO in Europe I worked with Andy and my broader leadership team. Andy is a great communicator and provides a broader perspective on how finance interacts with different stakeholders and how finance could interact differently with the many business partners. I highly recommend him and his team to develop our broad finance teams - from transactional to commercial - new skills to engage differently with the different functions & leaders. Being now CFO for North America I've engaged with Andy to develop my North American finance teams and it's being received very well. As a business we get a great value out of the new capabilities the teams learn to apply.
CFO, Barts Charity
Andy worked with our finance business partner team and has transformed the way we approach the role. By emphasising the importance of relationship building and looking at things from the perspective of our stakeholders the team are now able to provide significantly better service.
FP&A Director, CMS Legal
I have worked with Andy and the team twice and have been very impressed with his ability to deliver relevant content in a way that is engaging from start to finish. Andy’s unique sales and finance background really brings something to the table and I would thoroughly recommend his expertise to develop any business partnering capability.
Group CFO, Metamorph
Andy has taken me & our team on a journey of self learning, enabling a transformation which has resulted in turning dull, low value information into insight and influence. The learning has opened our eyes to a different way of communication and we are excited to continue this journey and see what we can achieve – thanks Andy!
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