The Financial Times meets The Apprentice


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 were finance directors.

Imagine The Financial Times meets the Apprentice, with some Dragon’s Den thrown in, and you’ll get an idea of the stretch we’ll give your people.

FBP video Bootcamp for individuals, in-house tailored FBP Academy for teams, and bespoke FD-Ready development for your future leaders.


Andy Shambrook FCA, Founder

Your in-house FBPACADEMY®

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 worked in finance.

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

Capability surveys, on-demand video lessons, live Zoom application workshops, 1:1 coaching and INSIGHTS®. Yep we've got all bases covered for you! All online, with optional in-person.


We've trained over 7,000 FBPs in over 200 companies across the World in the last 7 years. So we take our proven core 7 module FBP ACADEMY® and tailor the exercises, examples and simulations to your business situation and learning needs. This means it's quick and very cost effective to tailor, no more expensive development costs.


We start with a quick online survey against our 16 behaviours of World Class FBPs. Why? You've got to know where you are today before you can decide where you want to go. We can even benchmark your team against our database of over 3,000 FBPs.


Learning is so much more effective when broken down into bite-sized chunks with time between to do it for real. So we run your FBP ACADEMY® over between 7 and 14 weeks, and it's all online. When and where we can, we add in-person simulation days to the mix.


And they'll learn all this not through slides and group discussions. They learn it the single best way to learn anything. By doing it, for real. First in the workshops and then at work. I mean you don't learn to ride a bike by watching a Powerpoint presentation.


If you want to take your team's influence to truely World class add 2 extra Insights® 90 minute live online workshops, to help people understand their communication style, their strengths and the value they bring to the team.


And if you've got larger teams with analysts, managers, heads of and director - no problem. We simply push the more senior cohorts harder, with advanced content and exercises, all within a common framework of FBP for your business.

On-demand video FBP Bootcamp

Want to develop your career, but your company isn’t running training? We’ve got you!

You can take our stand-alone 7 module on-demand video course, and get all the core content from our flagship in-house FBP Academy.

You can even choose to add Discovery Insights profiling and 1:1 Zoom coaching to create a personalised experience.



Designed for individual learning, all the content from our in-house FBP Academy, in 7 hours of on-demand video lessons. You’ll learn how to build relationships, turn data into insights, bring numbers to life, and influence decisions.


Case-studies, examples, and self-study exercises. All from the comfort of your home, on your terms.


7 hours of professionally produced video content, split into 7 modules, with no indivdual video lasting more than 5 minutes. All delivered by our founder Andy Shambrook, exactly how he delivers in person. This is not just narrated Powerpoint!


Completing the videos and self-study exercises qualifies for 2 days of CPD for ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and more. Putting into practice for real qualifies for much more. This one course could easily cover your entire CPD needs for the year for just £399.


Lifetime, yes lifetime, access. None of this 6 or 12 months. You buy our course, it’s yours.

Imagine if 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”

We’ll show you and your team how to turn data and information into stories that inform, inspire and influence. And it’s as easy as 1,2,3 when you know how!

finance business partner training

How our in-house FBP Academy works

Over 7,000 people have graduated from our FBP Academy in the last 7 years, across over 200 businesses Worldwide. So we start with our proven core format and tailor the content, exercises, and examples to create your perfect FBP Academy.

Personal development plan

We start with a self-assessment against our 16 World Class Behaviours. You need to know where you start before setting your destination.

Choose to add Discovery Insights profiling to learn your communication and influence style and how you can adapt it.

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 virtual

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.


We are trusted by many well-known global brands to design and run their in-house FBP Academies across the World - all online.

Most clients choose our proven format, with tailored exercises and examples to bring the content to life in thier business.

Want something special, no problem. We've got a few extras up our sleeves too!

Check out the video content

Your FBP Academy 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.


1 What is FBP?

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


2 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.


3 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.


4 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.


5 Super Hero Influence

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


6 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!


7 Present & Communicate

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


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.

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

Meet the team

We’ve all been senior finance leaders, but our unique approach to finance business partner training & FD development 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


I used to be a finance director, then I became a sales director. I’ll show you everything I learned in sales that I wish I’d known when I worked in finance. I know that when finance people are able to communicate and sell their ideas to people, they become the most influential person in the room.
Andrew Jepson CA

Andrew Jepson CA

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

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’.
Iain Dewson FCA

Iain Dewson FCA

Managing Director, Europe

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


Hi, I’m Shelly and I have over 15 years experience working in commercially-focussed finance business partner roles across FMCG and retail. My last role was outside of finance as revenue growth controller for a large UK brand. I’ll show you what I learned and how I handled it.

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