Our Team

Whatever the financial situation in your business, we are available to help. Between us we have encountered most situations and have provided FD support in almost every sector. As the Financial Times said: “… with experts at your fingertips and the freedom to use their services when needed, outsourcing can provide a vital boost to your business.”

Robert McLaurin

Robert McLaurin


An ACCA, Robert’s diverse work at FD Solutions has covered charity, biotech, medical, financial services, food packaging, IT support, specialist engineering, green energy software and fashion and internet retail sectors.

Robert’s business modelling work has included producing a forecast model for a financial services company that was used in their successful FSA application and demonstrating the business potential during funding rounds for both a biotech and medical company. He has also established a management reporting model linked to underlying Sage accounts data which increased the ease of producing management accounts for an on-line fashion retailer.

Over the years, he has used a diverse range of accounting software systems including Great Plains, Microsoft Frx, Platinum, Oracle, Resource, Access Accounts, Maconomy, Sage, and Navision.

Having qualified with the CEGB, Robert later worked in television facilities, educational film production and satellite broadcasting. Whilst FD in a market research business, it grew sales from £3m to £45m, during which time he was central to several acquisitions and their subsequent integration. He has also led a trade sale process.