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“I was considering non-exec roles when I came across the FD Centre, which fitted perfectly with my FD experience.”

Chris Sparkes, Portfolio FD at the FD Centre in the West Country
(part of The CFO Centre Group)

“I was considering non-exec roles when I came across the FD Centre, which fitted perfectly with my FD experience.”

At the beginning of 2018, after a career in corporate and seven years working away from home, Chris started to search for a role that would allow him to redress the work/life balance we all strive for.

He liked the idea of acting as a trusted advisor to small businesses, and therefore considered non-exec roles. After a few months, it seemed like finding the odd one or two roles was possible, but making a substantial career out of it seemed trickier.

“It would have been too much of a shock to me if I went from working full time to just working one or two days a month.”

Chris discussed his dilemma with colleagues and friends and was introduced to the FD Centre, who could support him in his search for SMEs in need of strategic advice.

“Being a part of a bigger organisation provides credibility and reassurance to entrepreneurs who are looking for someone to provide them with sound advice and direction. With the FD Centre, they are buying into something bigger than just me – there’s a whole team of experts to help and support us if we need additional resources or expertise.”

Are you ready for a change? Does Chris’s story inspire you? Call us –https://www.thefdcentre.co.uk/join-the-team/

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