01235 841533

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  • A commercially astute Finance Director providing strategic, operational and financial expertise, advising over 40 companies to develop and achieve their growth plans
  • Specialist in supporting ambitious life sciences and technology companies from early stage and pre-revenue business to AIM quoted companies
  • Results delivered include rapid sales growth of over 200%, profit up 50% per annum and £13M raised on AIM
  • Chartered Accountant with 28 years’ experience working with owner managers and company directors including 5 years with KPMG and PwC buying and selling companies, and raising capital

About Anthony Clayden

Anthony’s experience and advice have been invaluable in helping us plan and manage our current growth phase. He has helped us avoid expensive mistakes and focus on the essentials that every business needs to have in place.

Anthony was engaged when our previous FD left the company and he quickly picked up our accounts and financial management. Anthony works as a full member of the team and has been very helpful in a number of areas, including drawing up new budgets, formulating strategy and corporate governance.

Anthony put in place accounting controls and reporting structures which enabled Redstor to get through very turbulent market conditions. His Management Key Indicator sheet is the first document I consult on a daily basis on how the business is performing.

Here's what our clients have to say:

Steve Brady
Founder & Managing Director
Triple-C Solutions Limited

James Jackson
Founder & CEO
SmartSensor telemed Limited

Paul Evans
Founder & Managing Director
Redstor Limited

I have worked with Anthony in several firms and successfully recommended him now to several firms. He is fast to get to grips with the people and issues and, in my experience, has always given an honest, professional and highly incisive guidance in and beyond his subject matter – finance. All this makes him a strong team member and an important contributor at a board level. He is a bright, highly professional and incisive FD.

Anthony got a very quick grasp of our accounts, business and the situation we were in. He then led us through some very testing times. Not only did he help with the financial issues but looked at the business as whole, working with us to put in processes that would address our shortfalls and pinch points. He helped staff, at all levels, to do their jobs well and improve on their efficiency and productivity. Anthony also attended meetings with us as an advisory consultant helping to collect debt or sit as part of board meetings to help develop the strategy and vision of the company. We achieved our best growth to date whilst Anthony was with us.

Hugo Tewson
Founder
The Chronic Foundation

Anne-Marie Perry
Founder & Managing Director
Abicare Services Limited

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An experienced Finance Director for your Life Sciences or Technology business

  • Free up your time, generate more cash, deploy practical budgets and improve profits
  • Develop growth plans and forecasts to achieve shareholder aims, fund-raising and trade sale
  • Make informed decisions using accurate, timely reports, enhance governance and deliver key targets
  • Engage confidential support, gain a fresh commercial perspective and succeed
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Strategic FD have experience across a range of life sciences and technology industries

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  • Drug development & licensing
  • Medical devices, diagnostics and equipment
  • Life sciences and healthcare services
  • Unlicensed medicines
  • Digital health
  • Hardware, systems and components
  • SaaS, software and applications
  • Technology support services

01235 841533

Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5pm

 A selection of the results we've helped clients achieve:

Profit increases | Up 50% and cash reserves 250%

Rapid growth | Sales up 200% without over-trading

Turnarounds | From sales down 33%, to 125% up

Disposals | £40M of owner-managed businesses 

Shareholder follow-on rounds | £2.6M received for 6 clients

Accelerated start-up | €8M funding secured

Transitions | Low margin kit, to high margin services

IPOs | Successful AIM listing and £13M+ placings

Strategic FD provides strategic, commercial and financial consultancy

  • Develop and achieve your growth plans, including preparations for sale or funding
  • Board-level support including developing and managing budgets, forecasts & performance reports
  • Financial management, general commercial advice and corporate governance
  • Keep your business on track for success with a fresh commercial perspective
Book my free consultationCALL: 01235 841533

Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5pm

CALL: 01235 841533

A selection of the results we've helped clients achieve:

Profit increases
Up 50% and cash reserves 250%

Rapid growth
Sales up 200% without over-trading

Turnarounds
From sales down 33%, to 125% up

Disposals
£40M of owner-managed businesses 

Shareholder follow-on rounds
£2.6M received for 6 clients

Accelerated start-up
€8M funding secured

Transitions
Low margin kit, to high margin services

IPOs
Successful AIM listing and £13M+ placings

Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5pm