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!
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.
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.
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
Andrew Jepson CA
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Iain Dewson FCA
Managing Director, Europe
Shelly Adams CGMA
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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