Here are a few words from some of the clients that Foxtrot Twenty has worked with. Some have worked with us in the capacity of part-time Finance Director and others on finance consultancy or finance project work. If you would like to read more about our services click here.
We’ve worked with Chris at Foxtrot Twenty for the past 18 months and as a result, we have a keener eye on operating costs, margins and profitability, as well as a better understanding of our options for the future.
As a busy SME, my business partner and I rarely found the time to talk strategy. Chris brings us together once a month for a ‘strategy day’, providing a forum for us to discuss issues facing the business as well as opportunities for further growth, which we’ve found invaluable. Chris is a very personable individual and his understanding of business in general stretches far beyond that of just finance.
David Challen - Co-Founder and Director of Aurora Technologies Ltd
Chris has enhanced the importance of the finance function at Alcon, a predominantly engineering and sales led company, bringing finance to the forefront of critical business decisions. He has also made a positive impact on the finance function introducing a more pro-active and analytical approach.
It’s a pleasure working with Chris; he is very inclusive in his approach and is liked from front line to board level.
Chris’ impact at Alcon has been substantial and there is a direct correlation between his involvement and our improved profitability.
Alistair Fergusson – Managing Director Alcon Components
We were typical of most fast growth small businesses in that we had always focussed on topline. Over time, we scaled inefficiencies which had eaten away at profit. Until working with Foxtrot Twenty, all the financial stuff seemed boring and confusing. Our internal accounts team is great but external finance people we'd worked with previously spoke a different language and were so backward-looking that all they showed us was a rear view mirror. F20 has been a different league though. Chris has provided actionable insight, given us areas to focus on improving profitability and made a real difference to our decision making and growth plans. It's great to have someone from the outside give such actionable insight based on their experience in other companies too - it's a really useful sanity check. I'd encourage any business that has seen margin decline as revenue has grown to check out F20, as for us it's been invaluable.
Tim Cameron-Kitchen - CEO, Exposure Ninja
Chris has a natural eye for attention to detail; he clearly wants to get under the skin of the business to understand its inner workings. I have worked with Chris on a number of projects and his consistent nature and reliability ensure that he always provides a meaningful and valuable analysis of the company’s financial situation. Chris earnestly wants to get to the bottom of issues – it’s clear from his approach that he has the company interest at heart. It helps that Chris has a dry sense of humour; this is especially refreshing when talking finance.
Paul Jackson - Partner, Beavis Morgan