Way more than just finance training, our in-house FBPACADEMY® will show your people everything we learned in sales and marketing that we wish we’d known when we worked in finance.

Imagine The Financial Times meets the Apprentice and you’ll get an idea of the stretch we’ll give your people.

FBP Ignite capability surveys, on-demand video lessons, live Zoom application workshops, and psychometric profiling. All online with optional in person.

Andy Shambrook FCA, Founder

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 teh story behind them, is to not use any numbers. We’ll show you how.

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How it works

Over 7,000 people have graduated from our FBP Academy in the last 7 years, across over 200 businesses Worldwide. And since lockdown we've perfected our new online model and trained over 1,000 people so far.

FBP Ignite

development plan

Start with our FBP Ignite online survey to see where you sit against our 16 behaviours of World Class FBPs.

We use the results of this to tailor the rest of the programme, plus you take it again at the end to measure improvement and set new onoing development goals.

7 on-demand video lessons 

You'll learn the principles, tools and models in over 7 hours of on-demand video lessons. With case-studies, examples, and self-study exercises - all at your own pace.

All the content from our Academy is available in a stand-alone video FBP Bootcamp course, perfect for individuals and teams.

7 live Zoom
workshops

The videos cover the core content, so the live workshops are all about applying it to your role today. No death by Powerpoint online, this is group exercises and presenting back!

When available we also offer in-person simulation days.

7 live Zoom
workshops

Choose our Insihts, DiSC or MBTi add on to maximise beahvioural change and turbo-charge your communication and influence.

You'll join an addition 2 live Zoom workshops where we'll show you how to flex your style to different people, as well as make the very most of your preferences.

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

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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 hold the World 100m record of 9.58 seconds and the World 200m record of 19.19.”

Inspired? Me neither. We prefer:

“He’s the fastest man on the planet”

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

The 16 behaviours of World Class

We’ve worked with over 7,000 FBPs in the last 7 years and we’ve noticed 4 styles – Calculator, Dashboard, Coach and Leader. We’ve also identifed the 4 core skills areas – and together they create the 16 behaviours of World Class.

Before starting the programme take our FBP Ignite online survey to see where you currently sit and get your personalised development plan. And our FBP Academy is designed to move your firmly into the Coach and Leader categories.

Imagine finance had written JFK’s speech…

“We choose to travel 238,855 miles at 25,000 miles per hour to the second densest known satellite with which we are in synchronous rotation”

Inspired? Me neither. He actually said:

“We choose to go to the moon”

If you want to be a great FBP or FD you’d better get good at communicating, and you’d better get good at it quick. We’ll show you how.

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Live virtual workshops

So much online training today is little more than a narrated Powerpoint slideshow – boring!

Because we’ve covered the core content in the on-demand videos, our live workshops are dedicated to group exercises to apply the learning.

Your people will be trying the tools on for size, in tailored exercises that will stretch their thinking and help them apply the learning to their role today!

 

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We don’t learn by reading or listening. We learn by doing, and that’s what the 7 x 2 hour live Zoom workshops are all about. Doing it for real, well almost for real.

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Add our INSIGHTS® psychometrics package to your FBPACADEMY® and attend an extra 2 x 90 minute live virtual workshops to show them how to maximise their new FBP learning. It really does add a lot!

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We’re showing people the best influencing tools from the Worlds of sales and marketing. It’s new to everyone from analyst to CFO, so we create a safe environment so that people can test them out and get to grips with them before doing them for real at work.

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We’ll set at least 3 exercises per 2 hour workshop, tailored to your business situation. People will be set a typical business problem, work in groups to apply the tools from the videos, and present back the solutions.

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If you want to be a great FBP you’d better good at communicating and presenting, and you’d better get good at it quick. After 7 x 2 hour live workshops, full of presenting back, your people will be good at it. We promise!

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We use Zoom, simply because the breakouts rooms are awesome. Teams are rolling it out slowly, but until it’s universally available it’s just not worth using it for training. 

Imagine finance had written MLKs speech...

"We see a 24.5% average income equality gap at current inflation levels, expected to expand at a compound rate of 3.2% per annum."

Inspired? Me neither. He actually said:

"We have a dream"

Data is meaningless without emotion, and we'll show you how to add it to your numbers.

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Check out the video content

Your FBPAcademy® is broken down into 7 modules. Each module includes a 1 hour on-demand video lesson and a 2 hour live application workshop. Check out a sample of the video content for each module.

 

What is FBP?

Explore our Calculator to Coach model, the QUIET approach to FBP, and create your personalised development plan.

 

Bring Numbers To Life

Learn how to take dull, boring tables of numbers and turn them into an interesting, engaging and fun dashboard in just 10 minutes.

 

Turn Data into Insights

Learn how to turn data into genuine insights. Explore Insights Mountain and how to use the 5 WHYs to uncover root cause.

 

Relationships & Challenge

Learn how to build fast-track rapport, challenge elegantly, and deal with any conflict. You’ll map out your relationships and make a plan to improve them.

 

Super Hero Influence

Learn the 5 step universal sales process used by professional sales people and how to apply it to your role.

 

Tell Stories With Data

Learn how to tell the story behind your numbers using 3 storyline structures, the top 10 finance charts, and the 5 charts not to use!

 

Present & Communicate

Learn how to engage your audience, and feel more confident presenting face-to-face, remotely and…virtually.

VIDEO FBP BOOTCAMP

All the content from our in-house FBP Academy in over 7 hours of on-demand video lessons for just £399. With immediate access, what better time to take your career to the next level.

We’ve all been senior finance leaders, but our unique approach to finance business partner training comes from our direct experience working outside of finance and being partnered by finance. When you work with us you get us, no-one else.

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!

Let’s talk

 I’d really like to talk to you about exactly what you’re looking for.

Please get in touch and I’ll call you. Messages come direct to me. Sometimes things can go wrong, so if you don’t hear back within 24 hours please text me on +44 (0) 7572 053 062.

Andy Shambrook FCA, Founder

+44 (0) 7572 053 062

+44 (0) 1978 75 55 27

andy@thefinancebusinesspartner.com

A family company

We work globally with big companies, but you're working with a family company.

Andy Shambrook is based in the UK and Andrew Jepson is in Australia. After many years of working alone delivering finance business partner training on different sides of the World, our shared passion brought us together.

Since then we've become business partners and friends. We are proud of what we do, and we never forget why we are doing it.