<h1 class="entry-title">Archives: Testimonials</h1>
Profit share schemes

Steve Z – MD

“Peter is a first rate virtual finance director with excellent people skill and an ability to quickly see what is and isn,t working within the finance function and the business generally and to help put it right. He is hands on and efficient in the projects he undertakes and always delivers on what has been [...]
Financial growth picture, expressed as a plant

James W – Chairman

"When I was Chairman I worked with our experienced Virtual Finance Director, David between 2012 and 2015, in one of the most difficult business environments for a software business. David was a key member of the team keeping everyone focused on delivering business and driving cashflow. Without David’s clear understanding of the issues, strategic thinking, [...]
Performance Transforming Finance

Christopher W – Chief Executive

“I am delighted to say that the Business Sale process ran smoothly and efficiently. Our Buyer actually complimented us on our DD readiness and the ease of the transaction. I am very aware that this transaction would not have been possible without the significant groundwork and system development put in place by Peter & his [...]
Due Diligence

Steve Z – MD

“Our Virtual Finance Director, Peter, put a plan to the board to overhaul the accounting systems and processes and then quickly implemented new systems and reorganised the accounts department in line with the agreed plan. With better financial visibility and the implementation of a good quality forward planning regime it became apparent that the company [...]
Business Turnaround or Growth

Dave C – CEO

“Our Virtual Finance Director Mark joined the business to improve our financial processes, reporting and forecasting. Of particular concern was the cash flow management, which was, up to Mark’s arrival, ad hoc and unfocussed. Mark’s clear and decisive analysis determined that the business had been trading insolvently and it was recommended to the Board that […]


Sebastian – MD and business owner

“Our Virtual Finance Director and Virtual Financial Controller team brought a further tier of professionalism to our accounting processes. Our VFD and VFC helped considerably in working through the due diligence requests and preparing documents with the Auditors and our Accountants corporate finance team”. His previous experience was very helpful in achieving both our price […]

Finance meeting

Stuart – MD and business owner

After a thorough briefing on Share Option schemes, our VFD James helped us to design an EMI Share Option Scheme which met the needs of our key employees, helping to lock them into the business, while rewarding them for the long term success of the business.  Together with our year end accountants and a corporate […]


Val K – MD and Owner

“Our VFD was instrumental in ensuring a successful implementation of our profit share scheme.  From the initial design, through to implementation, our VFD adapted his tried and tested scheme into the right scheme which would work for us.  The Profit Share scheme has gone down well, being objective and giving our employees a real interest […]

Raising Funds

Mike M – MD and Owner

“We retained the services of our vfdnet Virtual Finance Director (VFD) to advise on the funding of the acquisition of another company that we had targeted.  Our VFD recommended going down the Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme route and subsequently worked very closely with us helping us get a very professional business plan together for […]

Business plan

Val K – MD and Owner

“Since joining the Leadership Team, our VFD James has made a significant contribution in turning the company around by transforming the finance function from a position of inaccurate reporting and lack of clarity to one of clear management reporting from which the Leadership can (and do) take strategic decisions.  Examples of this are weekly cash […]

Management Buyouts

John L – Director and majority shareholder

“Since working with us Richard has developed our financial understanding of the business to a completely new level. Through simple analysis and development of effective and clear systems and reporting frameworks, he has helped us get control of our position and have a new confidence in the figures and projections for the business. He has […]

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Ian H – owner manager

Our Virtual Finance Director Barry came on board last year to help me with the financial aspects of running my business. During some difficult personal circumstances for me, he has provided a very solid and mature sounding board and fitted in really well with both the commercial and financial teams. He has ensured that I […]

Business sale to Employees

Gareth D – MD

“The addition of a part time Finance Director from vfdnet made for a cracking management team to negotiate and complete our MBO…and really helped make the deal happen”

Stuart – MD and Owner

It was great having the experience of our Virtual Finance Director to facilitate and project manage our Buy Out.  James introduced professional advisers, who worked well together as a team, helping us overcome the really thorny issues with practical solutions.  It was great to achieve the deal on time and on budget; I am even […]


Graham O – Owner Manager

“Using a Virtual Finance Director on a project basis meant the operational management was able to stay focussed on current performance, while the professional presentation of the financials enabled a bank tender approach and transformed our ongoing bank relationship.  I was very pleased that the acquisition was completed on time and on budget and look […]