Finance for Non-Financial Directors

As a director are you always confident that you really understand the financial implications of your strategic decisions?

DateVenuePrice
Thu 21 Sep 2017 9:30am - 5:00pm Manchester
Double Tree by Hilton

Double Tree by Hilton

Address

  1 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG

Telephone

  0161 242 1014

Directions

If you're travelling by train, exit Manchester Piccadilly through the main exit and bear left, crossing the pedestrian bridge.  Doubltree Hilton is the glass fronted building directly ahead of you.

It's a 1 minute walk.


Conference rooms:

All the conference rooms are on the mezzanine level of the hotel.


Parking

There are various NCP car parks all within a 2 minute walk of Doubletree Hilton.  Argent Place and Piccadilly Place are both next door.  Dale Street car park is a 2 minute walk away.

 

Hotels

Doubletree Hilton is a lovely hotel and often has rooms available, however they aren't able to offer delegates who wish to stay overnight a preferential room rate.  Other local hotels include:

Malmaison Manchester -  directly opposite Doubletree.

Premier Inn Piccadilly - 2 minute walk away.

 

Venue website

Doubletree Hilton Manchester

£580.00*Sold out
Tue 10 Oct 2017 9:30am - 5:00pm Birmingham
The Studio

The Studio

Address

  7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B2 5EP

Telephone

  0800 028 6694

The Studio is two minutes walk from Birmingham New Street train station.

Directions from New Street:

If you're walking from New Street train station, exit  via the escalators leading to the Palisades Shopping Centre.  Turn left at the top of the escalators and follow the signs to the exit. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and take the first turning on the right (Cannon Street) after the glass tourist information box.  You'll see The Studio internet cafe on the ground floor, 50 yards up Cannon Street. Please visit The Studio website for more detailed directions and parking information.

Parking

There are several NCP car parks within walking distance of thestudio. We recommend Albert Street, around a five minutes walk away. The postcode of this NCP car park for satnav is B4 7LN. 

To obtain discounted parking at the Albert Street car park simply ask for an NCP validation ticket at thestudio reception. When you are ready to exit the car park, simply insert your original parking ticket into the payment machines along with the validation ticket to activate the discount. The maximum day rate will be then be reduced to £5.

Walking from Albert Street NCP Car Park

Exit the car park, turn left and walk down Dale End. Turn right opposite Marks & Spencers and head up Union Street, continue until you cross Corporation Street. Cannon Street is the first on the left, thestudio is halfway down Cannon Street on the left hand side.

£580.00*Sold out
Tue 17 Oct 2017 9:30am - 5:00pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican

Address

  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA

Telephone

  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  

Directions

Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.

Parking

There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

£580.00*Sold out
Wed 06 Dec 2017 9:30am - 5:00pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican

Address

  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA

Telephone

  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  

Directions

Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.

Parking

There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

£580.00*
Wed 17 Jan 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm Manchester
Double Tree by Hilton

Double Tree by Hilton

Address

  1 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG

Telephone

  0161 242 1014

Directions

If you're travelling by train, exit Manchester Piccadilly through the main exit and bear left, crossing the pedestrian bridge.  Doubltree Hilton is the glass fronted building directly ahead of you.

It's a 1 minute walk.


Conference rooms:

All the conference rooms are on the mezzanine level of the hotel.


Parking

There are various NCP car parks all within a 2 minute walk of Doubletree Hilton.  Argent Place and Piccadilly Place are both next door.  Dale Street car park is a 2 minute walk away.

 

Hotels

Doubletree Hilton is a lovely hotel and often has rooms available, however they aren't able to offer delegates who wish to stay overnight a preferential room rate.  Other local hotels include:

Malmaison Manchester -  directly opposite Doubletree.

Premier Inn Piccadilly - 2 minute walk away.

 

Venue website

Doubletree Hilton Manchester

£580.00*
Thu 26 Apr 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican

Address

  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA

Telephone

  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  

Directions

Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.

Parking

There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

£580.00*
Tue 15 May 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm Glasgow
The Studio GlasgowAddress

  67 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6EA

Situated less than one minute from the platforms at Glasgow Central Station, The Studio Glasgow features 6 vibrant event spaces accommodating from 2 to 250 guests. 

Nearest Airport – Glasgow International, 9 miles

Nearest Motorway Junction – M8, exit 18

Nearest Rail Station – Glasgow Central, Opposite

Bicycle Storage/Shower facilities – Available

£580.00*
Wed 16 May 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm Glasgow
The Studio GlasgowAddress

  67 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6EA

Situated less than one minute from the platforms at Glasgow Central Station, The Studio Glasgow features 6 vibrant event spaces accommodating from 2 to 250 guests. 

Nearest Airport – Glasgow International, 9 miles

Nearest Motorway Junction – M8, exit 18

Nearest Rail Station – Glasgow Central, Opposite

Bicycle Storage/Shower facilities – Available

£580.00*
Tue 22 May 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican

Address

  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA

Telephone

  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  

Directions

Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.

Parking

There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

£580.00*
Wed 23 May 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican

Address

  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA

Telephone

  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  

Directions

Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.

Parking

There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

£580.00*

*Two delegates £560.00 per delegate.

Rated by 116 delegates

Overview

As a director are you always confident that you really understand the financial implications of your strategic decisions?  Do you know how to scrutinise and question your annual accounts?  Do you feel sure when you sign off accounts that you've correctly understood how they were put together and the story they tell about your organisation's financial health?

Directors can't leave financial management to someone else.  You need enough of the fundamentals to ask the right questions and grasp the opportunities and challenges.

This practical and interactive workshop is designed exclusively for senior managers and directors to ensure that you leave able to conduct robust boardroom discussions about your company's financial reports.

What you'll learn

  • The duties and responsibilities of a director, particularly in regards to finance
  • The crucial distinction between management accounts and the statutory financial reports of a company
  • The purpose and layout of the the balance sheet and profit and loss account
  • How different profit drivers impact the bottom line
  • The importance of liquidity
  • The impact of gearing on an organisation's returns
  • How to establish the financial health of a business using accepted financial ratios

Who is it for?

  • You want to be able take part knowledgeably and constructively in boardroom conversations focusing on finance
  • You need to understand the four pillars of finance - assets, liabilities, capital and revenue
  • You need to be able to evaluate the health of your business from its financial statements
  • You want to understand the concept of shareholder value more clearly
  • You want to understand the financial impact on the organisation of different strategic decisions
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Your facilitator

Sarah Hobbs

Sarah is the co-founder of Vondel Professional Development, and is an engaging and highly qualified business and training consultant who specialises in making finance easily comprehensible for non-financial professionals.  She has worked with a variety of clients across both the private and public sector including HMRC, Ince & Co, Wolseley, United Biscuits, PwC, Knight Frank, Mothercare, Nabarro, Norton Rose, BMJ Publishing and Barclays Bank. 

Here's what our delegates are saying about this event…

Excellent, very beneficial for my needs. The title of the course describes it perfectly. Tutor was very knowledgeable and engaging.

Operations Director

Informative to help understand terminology.

Director

Very good with practical examples and at the right pace for the audience. All you need to know in a day!

Director

Excellent. Met and exceeded expectations. Well-presented. Well worth it, a must.

Managing Director

Excellent, very beneficial for my needs. The title of the course describes it perfectly. Tutor was very knowledgeable and engaging.

Operations Director

Informative to help understand terminology.

Director

Very good with practical examples and at the right pace for the audience. All you need to know in a day!

Director

Excellent. Met and exceeded expectations. Well-presented. Well worth it, a must.

Managing Director

Great, good pace and level.

CEO

Excellent, very informative. Good pitch and pace. Excellent, engaging and interesting. Well worth doing, demystifies accounting.

Director of Gallery Development

Really good. Very interesting and worthwhile to attend. I would definitely recommend.

Sales Manager

It was a well presented and paced course. Unfortunately I didn't get out of the course what I came for, Sarah suggested that day 2 may have been more suitable.

Strategic Business Manager

Excellent, very well organised with great case studies and activites to back up the theory. A must do.

Director of Learning and Engagement

Fantastic. Really helpful and accessible for group members at all levels. Useful to challenge some of the fears around discussing financial matters

Director of Cinema

I have thoroughly enjoyed today's training and have been fully engaged throughout the day. I believe I have learnt a lot. I would highly recommend the course. It was enjoyable, informative and of great use. Sarah did a fantastic job of delivering the training.

Works Director

Great fun and engaging. Has helped me to understand and demystify accounts. I liked learning about the key questions to ask and the rations. Fun and practical.

Director

Very helpful. I feel much more confident already. Would like to spend more time loking at ratios and various sectors to understand more about how to use them in practice. Helpful, myth-busting, helps cut through the jargon, practical.

Chief Data Officer

My aim was to learn sufficient to question (appropriately and correctly) our financial controller. I feel that I'll be able to do that.

Commercial Director

A very well run workshop. Pitched at the right level and interesting throughout. Good to build on existing knowledge.

Managing Director

Engaging, interesting and gave me a further insight.

Director

Just enough detail, engaging presenter and good atmosphere. Would recommend to colleagues.

Head of IT

Very appropriate for the level of the audience, enjoyed the content and delivery. Worthwhile, fills in the blanks and reinforces what you probably knew.

UK Director

Very well presented. Good knowledge and kept to the key core subjects. Related back to everyday situations. A brief and concise look into the key aspects of P&L and balance sheets.

Operations Director

Excellent. Lots of information to go away and digest. We moved apace throughout the day which I liked. Having information to take away helps. Great overview and high level, just pitched at the right level for directors.

CEO

Excellent. Excellent explanations.

Partner

Excellent, interactive and engaging. Pitched at the correct level.

Operations Director

Very good, informative, engaging. Good presenter, knowledgeable.

Commercial Director

Excellent- really engaging presenter who made complex information understandable and relatable. I've learnt a lot. Very worthwhile hard work but that meant I got a lot out of it. Case studies and exercises were helpful put it all in context.

Assistant Director, Last Foundation

Really enjoyed the day. Great content and delivery.Essential for any business person looking to understand the health of a company.

Sales Director, Bauder

Really enjoyed it. Learned a lot form it. Went through ratios a bit too quickly- was a bit confusing, I see that some of the ratios are important for my finances.Well worth attending. Some prior knowledge would be useful. Small group numbers is good.

Company Director, Hattons Model Railway ltd

I thought it was excellent generally, I was out of my depth at one section (all different ratios) but other than that I was fully engaged interested and learning.Possibly too detailed at some points. Probably the best course I have attended in terms of trainer


Excellent preferred the morning as could have done with more time. Enjoyed the case studies. Good combination of theory and practical application.

VP, Agility

Informative good knowledge of tutor

Manager, EMI

Informative and well delivered . Worth attending.

Director, EMI

Excellent. Very well presented.Very detailed and informative. Really useful.

Projects director, EMI

Excellent. HAnds on with great use of real life case studies to aid learning.

Marketing Director, Jackson Barrett and Gass

Great. Really enjoyed the case studies. Really helpful to logically consolidate financial grasp especially pol and balance sheets

NED, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust

Good pace. Able to be open and honest. Gives you confident in language around numbers. Able to communicate confidently on subject

, Gather & Gather

Genuinely a very informative and engaging course. Very well presented throughout.A no-nonsense overview of entirely relevant financial information.

Sales manager, Stora Enso

Very good. Trainer has a great friendly style, very knowledgeable. Afternoon pace was slightly rushed but was ok. Coped with varying class abilities very well.Covers all the key areas you need to understand the performance behind the figures.

Director, ARUP

Excellent. Demystified terminology. Helped me focus on what is important ie ratios.Felt able to question without embarrassment.

CEO, Origin

Really helpful in getting a better understanding of finance and how the numbers worked. Well explained with helpful use of examples.

Director of HR, RAPT

Good information, delivery and pace. Ideal for a novice/intermediate person involved in business

Sales Director, Stora Enso

Really informative. Safe environment. Really useful non threatening. Not too much emphasis on the math.

Group HRD

Good, able to do things at the end that I didn't think I could do.Practical hands on journey demystifies the world of financial and management accounts

Marketing Director, Jagermeister

Helpful overview. Quite fast moving for a novice. Learned from others who are more experienced but needs to try it out more slowly.Helps you feel braver.

Director of research, NFOR

Very Good. Pitched at a good level and good balance of listening and practical.It was helpful wither as a refresher of if you think you know very little and to boost your confidence with numbers.

COO, Shawbrook

Enjoyed the day and level of context- pitched at the right level for me. Very informative and understandable.

Sales Director, Bauder WD

Excellent, right level, well-placed. Points to what is important enabling you to interrogate intelligently.

Vice Principal, Alberta University

Really useful. As part of my role I need to start reviewing more company accounts. I can now feel confident I can work through them. Delivered excellently by Sarah.

Director

Excellent, engaging and very relevant. Good mix of slides and worked examples. Covers basic level to level required to interpret balance sheets and spot problems before they happen.

Sales Director

Although quite a lot of areas were covered, I feel more confident looking at balance sheets and accounts.

Director

Informative, detailed enough, enjoyable. A dummies guide to financial and management accounts.

Managing Director

Insightful, good pace, similar knowledge base in group was helpful.

Executive Director

Informative, engaging and gave me clearer understanding. Thought provoking an sets out clear definitions and uses pictures to clearly set out learning

Associate Commercial Manager

It wasn't what I was expecting, it was more interactive.

Director

Very good. Interactive, informative, intense.

Director of Customer Service

Informative an easy to understand. an

Production Director

Illuminating and well pitched. Accessible.

Creative Director

Very clear and helpful. I learnt a lot. Enjoyed hearing SMT colleagues thoughts and perspectives. An idiot's guide to understanding P&L and management accounts.

Director of Production

Really enjoyed the course, good pace, relevant, easy to understand. Very useful for understanding P&L and Balance Sheet, and what questions you need to know and answer in order to understand/interrogate the state of a company's finances.

Commercial Director

Illuminating. Sarah was engaged and human.

Managing Director

Well organised & comprehensive.

Global Product Manager, Evone Ltd

It covered lots of key topics in finance. Learned quite a lot of interesting finance topics.

ERP Administrator, Evone Ltd

Good. It gave me some good insight into how the CFO makes their decisions with regards to budgets.

Test Manager, Evone Ltd

Very helpful.

Global Product Manager, Evone Ltd

Excellent, enjoyable & relevant.

TRG Manager

Very useful. Refresher on things forgotten as well as new information. Good for everyone to get on the same page.

Software Manager, Evone Ltd

Good. Lots of topics covered to give a good understanding of principles and practices involved.

H/W Manager, Evone Ltd

Excellent & fun! Easy to grasp and learned even more than expected.

Global Supply Chain Manager, Evone Ltd

Very good.

Production Manager

Great training & learned a lot of very useful information I can use moving forwards. Enjoyable.

Sales Manager, Evone Ltd

Interesting and informative. Really enjoyed it.

Digital Manager

Gained lots of relevant information.

Ecommerce Manager, The Caravan Club

Very informative. A good introduction session for a beginner. The use of practical application was very beneficial.

eCommerce Executive, The Caravan Club

Good refresher.

Strategic Product Development Manager, The Caravan Club

Thought it was very useful and full of very good information.

Strategic Product Development Manager, The Caravan Club

Very informative and engaging.

Commercial Executive, The Caravan Club

Lots of information, good coverage.

Commercial Partnerships Executive

Informative & presented in an easy and simple manner to understand. Good to refresh previous knowledge. Great mix of theory & practice.

Head of Marketing, The Caravan Club

Very good. Interesting, informative trainer. Liked their way of delivering the course.

Deputy Manager Emergency Services, The Caravan Club

Interesting & upbeat.

Contact Centre Manager, The Caravan Club

Good. Gave a very clear overview. Good pace.

Contact Centre Manager, The Caravan Club

Informative, interesting & useful.

CCM, Coronon Club

Gave a good background & helped with my understanding of finance.

Head of Commercial, Qualvis Print & Packaging Ltd

The trainer's delivery made the content interesting and relevant with sufficient depth, pace & energy to keep everyone engaged.

Managing Director, CB Partnership

Very good. Case studies helpful for theory and understanding.

Marketing Director, 25L

Excellent, well delivered with good case studies and relation to personal experience.

Regional Operations Director, Punch Travels

Very informative, a difficult subject made interesting.

Head of Operations, MacIntyre

Informative and relevant. Has increased my knowledge.

Head of Operations

Very good, well structured & focused on P&L and balance.

Creative Director

Excellent, informative and pitched at the right level. Good energy, good venue & engaging.

HR Director, Gather & Gather

Relevant. Good overview.

Director Service Delivery

Very informative & I feel that I learned a great deal.

Head of Language Centre, Goldsmiths, University of London

Excellent overview.

Assistant Head of Corporate Secretariat, Vodafone

Excellent, very informative & detailed.

Sales and Marketing Director, Gather & Gather

Very useful and insightful.

Director

Excellent. Good to get a view from the other side.

Director

Very good. Practical, insightful.

Product Engineer

Great interactive session. Basic to expert in just one day!

Executive Director Customer Service

Very useful, interesting and gained a lot. Very worthwhile and good for understanding terminology.

Implementation Director

Enjoyed the sessions. good info and particularly enjoyed the interactive parts, learning about other companies.


Very good. Lots of hands on examples.

Software Development Director

Very good, interesting. Good but bring your own accounts as you will want to look at them.

Managing Director

Great. Myth busting. Good environment to ask "daft" questions.

Deputy CFO

Very informative. Well worth it.

Director

Excellent. Very user friendly approach to demystifying finance terms jargon and accounts documents.

Managing Director

Very good. Worthwhile, focused on balance sheets.

Field Sales Manager

Very good. Very good intro to understanding P&L and balance sheets of annual accounts statements.

Director

Very informative, good pace well led. Relaxed atmosphere. Good use of exercises, powerpoint and flipcharts. An excellent overview of the top line financial management.

Managing Director

Very useful, great trainer, very engaging, great resources. Great refresher for people that have done business accounting before. Gives a solid grounding in the basic principles of analysing accounts.

Business Manager

Very good, delivered what was described at the beginning of the day.

Consultant Director

Very informative, well-pitched and well-paced. Good broad grounding in financial measurement..

General Manager

Very good. Helpful and useful.

Managing Director

Excellent, well-delivered. Good, fairly indepth. Not too detailed but a good all round course.

Sales Director

Excellent. Very engaging and informative. Run at correct speed for me. Thoroughly recommended.

General Manager

Very good, interactive, challenging and enjoyable. Stimulating, demystifying elements in accounts.


Very good. Very useful introduction.

Director

Great, enjoyed it. Very useful.

IT Director

Excellent. Great background and introduction to accounting.

Marketing Director

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