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Finance Directors' Conference 2012

At this event you will have the unique opportunity to investigate potential future service providers - exchange views, explore new technologies and discover money saving strategies.

Our key sponsors supporting the FDs Conference 2012 are all experts in their own specialist fields.

Close Invoice Finance

Close Invoice Finance is part of the FTSE 250 listed Close Brothers Group, and a leading independent provider of factoring and invoice discounting services.

Our facilities have helped thousands of clients to achieve strategic objectives such as acquisitions or disposals, buyout or buy-in, or simply to support their cash flow needs.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer bespoke funding solutions tailored to the needs of each individual client and as a result have proudly won numerous industry awards including:

  • Insider Dealmakers – Asset Based Lender of the Year 2011
  • Business Moneyfacts - Best Factoring and Invoice Discounting Provider 2010

As an appointed partner of the ICAEW we are proud to support the conference and join the debate around the financial challenges that many businesses are faced with.


Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all sizes. Concur’s easy-to-use web-based and mobile solutions enable Finance Directors, and other finance professionals, to help their organisations control costs and save time.

Concur is supporting the 2012 Finance Directors’ Conference to share the company’s expertise in integrated travel and expense management with delegates. At the event Concur will advise how companies can improve compliance with an expense policy and share the benefits of mobile travel and expense management solutions.

Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking & Markets

Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking & Markets provides comprehensive financial services to businesses with annual turnover upwards of £15 million. We have over 26,000 corporate clients, ranging from privately-owned firms to FTSE 100 PLCs, multinational corporations and financial institutions.

Maintaining a network of relationship teams across the regions of the UK, we deliver the mix of local understanding and global insight necessary to provide long-term support and advice to our customers.

We offer a broad range of financial solutions, spanning trade finance, structured and asset finance, capital market funding, risk management and transaction banking. 

Marsh Risk Consulting

Marsh Risk Consulting is a global consulting Practice within Marsh dedicated to providing clients in all industries and geographies with strategic advice and innovative solutions across a comprehensive range of insurable and non-insurable risks.

We assist company boards, executives, operational leaders, and risk managers to meet their business objectives by helping them understand how risk might impact performance, how to reduce the cost of risk and how to monitor and manage risk effectively.

In the UK, we have a range of customised solutions developed by our multidisciplinary teams. Our understanding across a wide range of issues provides our clients with the insights needed to be successful in today’s marketplace. These include: enterprise risk; product  risk; business continuity; supply chain; legacy claims; workforce safety; property exposures; natural hazards; claims recovery; risk management training; dispute resolution; and crisis management.


Proxima, formerly buyingTeam, is a procurement outsourcer and solutions provider, bringing extraordinary benefits to blue chip organisations across Europe and North America via an innovative knowledge-based shared services model. Fundamental to our success is how we change the way our clients think about procurement, redefining it as an indispensable strategic tool.

Sutherland Global Services

For nearly 20 years, Sutherland has been providing a full suite of accounting services, from transactional to compliance and control, through our strategically-located worldwide centres. As financial executives look for new ways to become high-performance finance organisations, outsourcing finance; accounting services is becoming an increasingly viable solution. Sutherland is perfectly suited to help you streamlines processes, maintain compliance and cuts costs, all while letting you focus on your core competencies and grow your business.

In aiming to de-risk the decision making process and ongoing operations, the Sutherland advantages include:

- Customisable solutions and commercial arrangements – frequently with free or low-cost enabling technologies.

- Deloitte-heritage expertise and best-in-class finance and accounting outsourcing services.

- Guarantees of immediate and on-going operational improvements and cost savings.