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"Derek, thank you for the amazing job you did in pulling all this together. Remembering back to the dark days of who did , and who said what, there were times when I thought we would never get here. In fact I am amazed that we did, and very much down to you. All the best"
AS Chairman of Private Company

"Derek is an experienced FD having had a range of senior roles including FD at Sterling where we worked together for 6 years until 2003. Highly rated for his analytical skills and sheer brain power, spreadsheet modelling, data and systems capabilities as well as his sense of humour! "
SEK, MD of Listed Publishing Company

"Derek is a highly experienced Finance Director and CFO, with a wealth, depth and breadth of experience that comes from running the finances from stock market listed companies to complex privately held groups, to putting in place the systems needed in early stage start ups to allow them to thrive and survive. He is a strong manager and team leader, and your most valued player on the executive team. He is technically very adept with a wide range of ability from building pragmatic systems, and processes, through to integrating macros into complex financial models. Derek executes at pace, has a helicopter view of the business when strategic thinking is required, is prepared to get down into the detailed numbers when sticky problems need solving, and has a nose for finding issues during Due Diligence exercises. Put it this way - if you are crossing a hazardous field of crevasses in Arctic conditions Derek is the first man you want on your rope team to watch your back and help you and your team get through the substantial challenges that you will face."
AH, CEO of Listed Investment Company

"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Derek for the past 3 years and he is without exception the most accomplished Finance professional I have ever worked with. His knowledge goes beyond expert and his contact base is unrivalled, however, it is unique ability with IT that sets him apart. His in depth finance knowledge, commercial awareness and technical capability allow him to truly understand the needs of the business and where required, build a bespoke system to support it. From my perspective, Derek is genuinely an invaluable resource and asset to the business based on his ability to combine so many different functions which in turn sees him deliver outstanding and business critical projects on a consistent basis"
SB, COO of Recruitment Agency

"I’ve worked closely with Derek over the last couple of years and found him to be professional, diligent and highly numerate. His ability to create complex business models at short notice combined with a pragmatic business head make him a value asset to any management team – and he’s easy to work with. Derek possesses all of the qualities of a fine CFO."
JV, COO of listed Learning Company

"Derek created an easy to use installation calculator which has proved invaluable in enabling the sales team to email first line quotations to customers for floor installations allowing me to focus on key projects."
HR, Senior Estimator, Supplier of High Quality Floors

"Diligent, attentive and supportive; excellent attention to detail, and with wide experience. Derek has a pragmatic and applied approach to commercial and other problems, which commands respect and admiration."
Martin Russell DL FCT Professional speaker on wholesale financial markets.

"You've been a rock of reliability in my sea of uncertaintly."
NM, CEO Internet of Things Platform