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Top Influencers: 27 UK Financial Director’s To Follow in 2022

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Financial Director play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Financial Director role. We have selected these Financial Director’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Financial Director’s. The list is in no particular order!

Lynsey Muldoon

Financial Director @ Maven Capital Partners

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Lynsey joins Maven from City Facilities Management where she was Financial Controller for two years. Lynsey trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and then worked in Financial Services for seven years at Morgan Stanley in various finance roles before moving to City Facilities Management. In her role as Financial Controller at Maven, Lynsey is responsible for all aspects of reporting and tax compliance, and ensuring a strong control environment is maintained. She is also responsible for treasury, budgeting and forecasting, and financial modelling. Lynsey has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Glasgow University and is an ICAS qualified Chartered Accountant. Learn more about Lynsey Muldoon on Crunchbase…

Read more about Maven Capital Partners on Crunchbase…

Andrew Crankshaw

Financial Director @ Atomico

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Based in London, Andrew has been the Finance Director at Atomico since 2008. He manages all aspects of Atomico’s fund operations and reporting, including as Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer. Andrew has 16 years of experience in the private equity and venture capital industries. Prior to joining Atomico, Andrew was employed as the Funds Controller for the British based private equity firm 3i plc where he worked within the Buyouts Division. Before this, Andrew worked at the Swedish private equity firm IK Investment Partners, looking after the fund administration and reporting for five buyout funds, and later assumed additional responsibility for the operational running, administration and board membership of the fund’s many Luxembourg-based holding companies. Andrew is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant, has a BA Honours degree in Accountancy from Birmingham City University, is fully authorised and regulated by the FCA in the UK, and is a member of the Securities Institute by virtue of holding the Investment Administration Qualification. Andrew is a keen skier, cyclist and former rugby player. He recently cycled 400km from London to Paris and really misses the camaraderie of playing rugby, but not the broken bones that comes with it. Learn more about Andrew Crankshaw on Crunchbase…

Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally. Read more about Atomico on Crunchbase…

Daniel Cox

Financial Director @ Fingopay

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Identity authentication platform Read more about Fingopay on Crunchbase…

Lloyd Stacey

Financial Director @ Citywire

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Lloyd joined Citywire in 2004 after working in financial roles on several industries. Lloyd looks after all aspects of finance, legal and compliance issues. Outside of work, Lloyd enjoys swimming, cycling and is always keen on travelling to new countries when possible. Learn more about Lloyd Stacey on Crunchbase…

Citywire provides news, information and insight for professional advisers and investors around the world. Read more about Citywire on Crunchbase…

Andy Betton

Financial Director @ Spark Ventures

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Andy is the Company Secretary of SPARK Ventures and the Finance Director of SPARK Venture Management Ltd. He has extensive audit, accountancy and taxation experience gained over six years whilst in a small (10 partner) accountancy firm progressing from graduate trainee to audit manager. He has two years commercial experience gained in a quoted shipbrokers (200 UK staff). He qualified as an accountant in 1996, with an MA in Economics from Cambridge University. Learn more about Andy Betton on Crunchbase…

SPARK Venture is an early-stage venture capital investor in Europe. Read more about Spark Ventures on Crunchbase…

Neville Hamlin

Financial Director and Chief Operating Officer @ Centre for Process Innovation

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Neville holds board directorships and company secretary positions for the CPI group of companies. A professional qualified chartered accountant with an MBA, he has over 25 years experience in the semiconductor and hi-tech industry with over 20 years in senior management and board positions. Neville has established key start-up companies in the North East of England: he set up the Siemens Microelectronics facility in 1995, moving from Siemens HQ in Germany to do so, and he established Atmel’s manufacturing site in the UK in 2000; he has taken a biofuel company to AIM listing and has also been involved in several MBOs/MBIs. He established a Nanotechnology Centre of Excellence (Cenamps) in 2003 and was instrumental in obtaining the funding to establish CPI’s Printable Electronics Centre at NETPark and was responsible for the design and building programme. Neville possesses a broad knowledge of business start-up and development, financial engineering, multi-national trading structures, and public vs. private sector drivers. He joined the newly merged CPI organisation from Cenamps in April 2008 as Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer. Learn more about Neville Hamlin on Crunchbase…

The CPI is a technology innovation center helps its clients develop, prove, prototype, and commercialize products and processes. Read more about Centre for Process Innovation on Crunchbase…

Emyr-Wyn Francis

Financial Director @ Tinmasters

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Tinmasters is engaged in two principal activities: printing onto tinplate and aluminium substrates and manufacturing can ends. Read more about Tinmasters on Crunchbase…

Mike Panteli

Financial Director @ Engage Agro Europe

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Engage Agro Europe specializes in crop enhancement and nutritional products for agriculture, horticulture, turf, and ornamentals. Read more about Engage Agro Europe on Crunchbase…

Hayden Vivash

Financial Director @ Koninklijke Philips

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Read more about Koninklijke Philips on Crunchbase…

Mark Lightfoot

Financial Director & Chief Financial Officer @ Chess ICT

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Chess ICT provide services including product supply and installation, storage, hosted and cloud solutions. Read more about Chess ICT on Crunchbase…

Chris Core

Financial Director & Company Secretary @ Blue Cube Security Ltd

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Chris has over 25 years’ experience managing corporate finance and guiding teams through periods of financial change. He has worked and gained his vast experience in the Shop fitting, Property Development, Mobile telecommunications and retail industries in roles varying from Accountant to Financial Director gaining valuable experience managing company financial affairs. He has been involved in both the sale and acquisition of companies including raising venture capital to assist with planned growth. At Blue Cube he is responsible for all aspects of company reporting, planning and analysis as well as acting as a sound board/commercial advisor to the company stakeholders when working on strategy and forecasting. In his role as Financial Director he is particularly tasked with the forward planning of the business and the proposed expansion over the next three years. Learn more about Chris Core on Crunchbase…

Blue Cube Security are one of the UK’s largest independent Information and Cyber Security solution providers. Read more about Blue Cube Security Ltd on Crunchbase…

Nigel Beaumont

Financial Director @ Salon Promotions

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Salon Promotions works with hair salons to offer them with high-end products. Read more about Salon Promotions on Crunchbase…

Trevor Nicholson

Financial Director @ SaleCycle

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Behavioral marketing company SaleCycle helps brands create better customer journeys online. Read more about SaleCycle on Crunchbase…

Trevor Nicholson

Financial Director @ SaleCycle

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Behavioral marketing company SaleCycle helps brands create better customer journeys online. Read more about SaleCycle on Crunchbase…

Paul Robinson

Financial Director @ The Pallet Network

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Paul Robinson is the group finance director of The Pallet Network. Learn more about Paul Robinson on Crunchbase…

The Pallet Network offers sustainable, cost effective and utterly reliable pallet distribution around the UK and Ireland, and into Europe. Read more about The Pallet Network on Crunchbase…

Freddie Graham-Watson

Group Financial Director @ Allied London Properties

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Freddie Graham-Watson is an innovative and highly experienced finance expert with overall financial responsibility for the Allied London portfolio. Freddie brings extensive property industry experience in investment and development financings, interest rate hedging strategies and structuring property transactions, including, corporate partnerships, unit trusts and other joint ventures, both on and offshore. He joined Allied London in 1990 after working at KPMG and Development Securities (formerly known as Clayform Properties) and has been instrumental in driving the company forward to becoming the award-winning developer. Freddie holds a law degree from Cambridge University, is a Member of the Institute of Taxation and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Learn more about Freddie Graham-Watson on Crunchbase…

Allied London Properties provides devises, designs, and delivers mixed-use real estate developments, buildings, and concepts in London. Read more about Allied London Properties on Crunchbase…

Colin Crabb

Financial Director @ Materials Solutions

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Materials Solutions offers additive manufacturing services to its clients. Read more about Materials Solutions on Crunchbase…

James Currie

Financial Director @ Free2Cycle

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James is a passionate amateur road cyclist and mountain biker who has completed many events. Beyond cycling, James manages his personal investment portfolio following the sale of his share in a successful prestige and sports car dealership, which he had established in 1996. James was invited to join Free2Cycle because of his enthusiasm and knowledge of cycling and to share his financial and managerial expertise gained from over 20 years of running successful businesses. Learn more about James Currie on Crunchbase…

Free2Cycle is a social enterprise committed to transforming wellbeing through cycling. Read more about Free2Cycle on Crunchbase…

Trevor Cook

Financial director @ DFx Technology

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Trevor Cook has been serving as finance director of DFx Technology since August 2016. Learn more about Trevor Cook on Crunchbase…

DFx Technology designs and manufactures energy saving technologies. Read more about DFx Technology on Crunchbase…

Paul Ali

Financial Director @ Creative ITC

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Creative deliver real-world IT infrastructure solutions for today, to take you where you need to go tomorrow. Read more about Creative ITC on Crunchbase…

Oliver Holmes

Group Financial Director @ Brightpearl

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Oliver heads up the Finance team, with particular focus on fundraising, business planning and our SaaS performance metrics. Oliver began his career in the audit practice at PwC, before specialising in VC-backed SaaS businesses. He guided clean-tech startup Sefaira to a successful exit and developed Dojo Media’s monetisation strategy before joining Brightpearl in 2017. Since joining, Oliver has overseen two growth investment rounds, restructured Brightpearl’s systems and processes and established a robust forecasting and reporting framework. Learn more about Oliver Holmes on Crunchbase…

Brightpearl is the omnichannel retail management system that puts your orders, inventory, financials, POS and CRM in one place. Read more about Brightpearl on Crunchbase…

Stuart Nyman

Financial Director @ Teknov8

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Stuart Nyman is the financial director at TEKNOV8. Learn more about Stuart Nyman on Crunchbase…

Teknov8 provides managed IT services to help businesses accelerate business activity and boost efficiency. Read more about Teknov8 on Crunchbase…

Simon John

Financial Director @ NVM Private Equity

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NVM Private Equity is responsible for all aspects of finance in respect of NVM and its client funds. Simon has an MSc in Physics from Nottingham University and qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2010. From 2010 to 2014 he was an assistant director in the PwC Newcastle office corporate finance team, working on a range of corporate transactions, before spending two years with Sage Group where he was Director of Investor Relations. Learn more about Simon John on Crunchbase…

Read more about NVM Private Equity on Crunchbase…

Bill Main

Financial Director @ Balmoral Group Holdings

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Read more about Balmoral Group Holdings on Crunchbase…

Colin Glass

Founder & Financial Director @ Fuelmywebsite

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Founder & Financial Director at Fuelmywebsite Learn more about Colin Glass on Crunchbase…

Fuelmywebsite has over 70,000 global bloggers and blog database of over 1.5m. Read more about Fuelmywebsite on Crunchbase…

Lindsey Drumgold

Financial Director @ Butyl Products Group Ltd.

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International supply of fuel & water storage and distribution equipment, Emergency Aid, Camp Infrastructure, WASH & WATSAN products Read more about Butyl Products Group Ltd. on Crunchbase…

Russel Warburton

Financial Director @ ARC Services

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Russel qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1973 and since then has spent the majority of his career in private practice advising owner managed businesses on a wide variety of issues including structure, finance, tax planning and general commercial trading. Russel has acted as Finance Director to ARC since it commenced trading. He is responsible for all financial aspects of the business including statutory and management accounts, cash flow and bank relationship, pensions, insurance and tax and general financial planning. Learn more about Russel Warburton on Crunchbase…

ARC Services is privately owned, financially sound and has extensive and demonstrable expertise in the EPOS and IT services marketplace. Read more about ARC Services on Crunchbase…

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