About the CFO Center
The brainchild of CEO Colin Mills, former CFO of large multinationals and Plc companies, the CFO Center was established in 2001 under the UK ‘FD Centre’ brand. It was the first business to provide Part-time CFO services in the UK.
The original concept for the CFO Center was to provide the skill sets of experienced CFOs of large corporations to the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) sector, allowing smaller organisations to benefit from the expertise of a highly experienced Chief Finance Officer without incurring the expense of hiring someone full-time.
The concept caught on quickly and the business has grown rapidly on a national scale. The FD Centre Group has become the largest and most respected provider of part time CFO services around the world.
The CFO Center aims to build long-term relationships with its clients through the provision of its range of added value services and by establishing a basis of trust and confidence.
Trust provides the platform for providing clients with additional products and services, either directly via the CFO Center or through connections with trusted and recognised financial and business advisors.
CFO Center clients include business owners, CEOs and company Presidents, who value the services of professionals who have good financial and management knowledge and have the real hands-on experience to deliver.
The CFO Center ensures that all its CFOs meet stringent recruitment requirements to secure quality of service delivery. All CFO Center CFOs are professionally qualified Accountants, all have held Chief Finance Officer positions in both mid sized and large organisations, all are extremely commercial and business savvy.
High quality expertise is gained through working with large organisations across all business sectors, such as; Dell, Oracle, Tesco and Laura Ashley.
The CFO Center is structured regionally and therefore is able to provide an immediate service that has real impact for its clients.
Examples of some CFO Center programmes that have been developed to address some common SME issues include:
- Keeping control in fast growth companies
- Survival solutions for companies under pressure
- Business owner mentor and support programmes
- Cashflow improvement systems
- Raising business finance
- Preparing for business exit or sale