Industrials: Interim Update

Across the Industrials sector, Norman Broadbent’s Interim CFO Practice has supported a multitude of clients seeking advice, market insight, and benchmarking for singular and project hires. With Brexit negotiations going down to the wire, and increased pressure from competitors, the requirements for exceptional interim finance leaders has never been so...

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Why Diversity is important

The CFO and their finance function are operating in a new and ever changing world. Organisations face almost unprecedented uncertainty, and the business environment is more complex, and evolving at a pace not seen before. In this brave new world, the finance function extends well beyond its traditional capabilities. Growing...

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“All Change”

The impact of the Queen’s speech, the Williams Review and Brexit on the Rail sector. Despite the fact that the Williams Review is yet to be published, we were given a glimpse of what to expect in the State Opening of Parliament last month. For the rail sector, the headline of...

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Consumer Sector: Talent & Market Intelligence

Customer insight: how much is too much? This month, customer insight - the holy grail of retail and consumer marketing – has been a “red thread” through a number of our client discussions. Indisputably, we live in an age where personal data is king: snippets of customer information are gathered...

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A changing mix of proposition (and people)

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. Thomas Cook went into liquidation … Ted Baker swung from a £24.5m profit to a £23m LFL loss for the 28 weeks to August 10 … and even Aldi, with its outstanding track record of growth, saw increased levels of...

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Making work more “Human” (and the not so secret seven)

For many senior leaders, keeping things practical and focussed in order to achieve tangible yet meaningful stretch goals is a norm few would disagree with. However, for all levels of management, success is as much about how the results are achieved as the outcomes themselves. This is especially relevant for...

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