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.”

Thomas Platford

Thomas is a Chartered Accountant with a technology-driven approach to finance. He helps clients grow by using modern technology to streamline operations, add scalable revenue streams, and build commercially integrated finance functions. By identifying profit drivers with analytics and financial modelling, he can provide Boards of Directors with the data-driven insight needed to make better decisions and improve financial performance.

In addition to being an experienced Finance Director, Thomas was appointed Managing Director of a digital agency where he managed multi-functional teams. This experience brought together his financial acumen with his ability to think strategically.

Key highlights:

  • Turning around an under-performing digital agency to deliver double-digit profit growth and three years of record profits.
  • Transforming a health & fitness business with B2C software to add a scalable online revenue stream and streamline the booking process, resulting in a 15% saving of staff time and exponential growth in customers.
  • Planned and negotiated the purchase of an 8,000 sq ft Central London office in three months, saving the business +£250k per year.
  • Identified the need for specific accounting and resource planning software within days of performing an operations review of a construction company. The solution implemented improved project visibility & performance and saved 25% of staff time.

After qualifying at Ernst & Young and spending his early career in multinationals, Thomas now enjoys helping SMEs and start-ups build value. His specialist sectors include technology, marketing, entertainment, fitness, and construction.