What our clients say

Danco

Marquee & Temporary Structure Hire Specialists

Practical FD provides “an excellent and focused Finance Director and has been working with our company for over ten years, assisting and taking responsibility for all areas of financial control. His wide range of experience brings useful insight to the Company, he is very discrete, and I regularly use him as a confidante and sounding board on all aspects of our business. He also has a good sense of humour, is an excellent communicator and gets on at all levels. He is really proficient with IT and has designed and improved many systems within our organisation. I highly recommend Practical FD to any business looking for a proactive commercial FD.”

Adrian Dann, MD, Danco International PLC

Vistair

Aviation Safety Management Software

“Mike has been an important member of the senior management team as the Company has grown significantly over the last 5 years. He brought the finance department in-house and set up all controls and reporting. He was invaluable in our recent PE backed investment, providing all the financial forecasts and successfully running the DD process for us. Mike was a hands-on professional CFO who’s easy to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.”

Ian Herbert, CEO, Vistair Systems Limited

Icescape

Temporary Ice Rink Specialists

“PFD played an important role in the MBO of the business assisting with the Financial due diligence. Since then, they have established the financial systems and are responsible for all aspects of the finance department. They are commercially minded, easy to work with and team players.”

Mark Smith, Director, Icescape Limited

The IT Department

Airside Logistics

“Mike is a practical CFO who are very experienced. As well as successfully running the finance department he is qualified in HR. Mike helped us run a profitable 2-year commercial contract from start to finish (TUPEING over employees and ultimately closing a facility down). He is very practical, has a can-do attitude and can be relied upon to get things done.”

Director, The IT Department Limited

TePe

Dental Products Retail & Wholesale

“Mike worked with us for approximately 15 months, filling an emergency gap after a sudden departure of our Finance Manager. He took immediate control of the finances of the business, working closely with our Head Office for reporting and preparing our Year End accounts, working with our accountants and following through to the audit. Throughout the time he was with us Mike worked to set up new processes and systems for our growing business and was a popular member of the team. Capable, approachable, flexible and professional, I would have no hesitation in recommending Mike to another organisation who could benefit from his high-level accounting and finance expertise”

Jayne Lunnon, General Manager, UK, TePe Oral Hygiene Products Limited