I then spent 5 years in sales, marketing and e-commerce with Dulux. My final role was Director of New Business. I launched e-commerce selling direct to our consumers with home delivery, and opened up multiple new distribution routes with grocers, department stores, and even fashion retailers.
In 2014 me and my best friend raised £500k venture capital and launched a spend anywhere gift card powered by MasterCard.
Also in 2014 I started a finance business partner training business, developing over 7,000 FBPs in more than 300 companies across the World.
And in 2021 I launched NEXTFD to develop a new generation of commercially focussed FDs and CFOs.
It’s for finance people but it’s not a finance programme. I’ve designed it to show you what I learned in sales, marketing, e-commerce and a VC-backed start-up that I wish I’d know when I was a FD.
And I’ve gathered a select team of people across the World with similar backgrounds to me to offer a truly global solution.