In February 2023, we asked 250 Finance leaders from across the Thames Valley, Hampshire and London their thoughts and experiences on what finance is today and how to reach the top.

The report covers how these individuals reached their positions but also how they think the journey to leadership will change for coming generations. We shed light on technical and soft skills that our respondents felt were imperative to progression, and also cover how the role of Finance Directors and CFO's are changing.

Our aim is to reach and help those who are thinking about/ on the path to leadership.

You can download your free copy here...



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Interviewing the current leaders of today

Off the back of our March 2023 Finance focused report - "How to reach the top" - MD, Chris, invited two CIMA qualified Directors to have a chat about their time in the Finance world and the advice they'd give to individuals aspiring to/ already on the pathway to leadership.

UK Director and CIMA qualified, Elliott Gaspar

​Elliott is UK Director at Standard Ledger, an accounting and CFO business for start-up's. His career in finance has spanned over 10 years.

"Are you a founder and have questions on how Standard Ledger can improve the financials of your start-up? Or thinking of a career in start-up accounting and want to talk about it? You can reach out to me at or my LinkedIn."


Director and CIMA qualified, Andy Cox

​Off the back of our report, we spoke with Andy Cox about his experiences in the world of Finance and asked him for his advice for those who want to become leaders as they progress through their careers.




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