"Many thanks for last night's dinner - very informative and an enjoyable evening. A well thought out event - much appreciated."

Portfolio CFO

2014-09-11T10:16:03+00:00

Portfolio CFO

"Many thanks for last night's dinner - very informative and an enjoyable evening. A well thought out event - much appreciated."
"Always interesting to see how businesses are dealing with the challenges of the day."

CFO, Semiconductors

2014-09-11T10:15:36+00:00

CFO, Semiconductors

"Always interesting to see how businesses are dealing with the challenges of the day."
"The best networking event I've been to in ages.  I really liked the format which made it very easy to network, the venue was great and the wine was fine."

Director, AIM broker

2014-09-11T09:37:07+00:00

Director, AIM broker

"The best networking event I've been to in ages.  I really liked the format which made it very easy to network, the venue was great and the wine was fine."
"A really great way to share experience, knowledge and contacts in the technology sector (and in a relaxed setting).  I liked that the discussions were chaired by seasoned investors with practical, gritty experience and that the attendees came from a diverse range of technology companies. Excellent."

Portfolio CFO

2014-09-11T10:13:55+00:00

Portfolio CFO

"A really great way to share experience, knowledge and contacts in the technology sector (and in a relaxed setting).  I liked that the discussions were chaired by seasoned investors with practical, gritty experience and that the attendees came from a diverse range of technology companies. Excellent."
"Many thanks, it was great to spend the evening with such a group - plenty of peers mixed in with complementary professionals, and great to enjoy dinner in such convivial surroundings."

CFO, Clean tech

2014-09-11T10:15:12+00:00

CFO, Clean tech

"Many thanks, it was great to spend the evening with such a group - plenty of peers mixed in with complementary professionals, and great to enjoy dinner in such convivial surroundings."
"Thank you enormously for inviting me to such a super event.  I thought the format was great and the discussion very informative."

CFO, Clean tech

2014-09-11T10:16:45+00:00

CFO, Clean tech

"Thank you enormously for inviting me to such a super event.  I thought the format was great and the discussion very informative."
"Thank you - I found the event very enjoyable and informative.  The location was spot on."

CFO, Smart homes

2014-09-11T10:17:12+00:00

CFO, Smart homes

"Thank you - I found the event very enjoyable and informative.  The location was spot on."
"A very interesting bunch of people, good company & good conversation. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to attend such a well-organised event."

Partner & event sponso

2014-09-11T10:17:37+00:00

Partner & event sponso

"A very interesting bunch of people, good company & good conversation. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to attend such a well-organised event."

Bailey Fisher’s CFO Dinner is a peer-to-peer networking forum for CFOs from the technology sector, with roundtable discussion hosted by Andrew Moore, Finance & Operations Partner.

Next event

14 November 2017, 18:00 - 21:00
Soho Hotel, London

CFO Dinner

Dinner and roundtable discussion for an invited group of CFOs, on the topic of "How to attract and retain executive level talent". Our guest speaker is Sue Wilson, Director at PwC, with extensive experience in remuneration and equity incentives in the technology sector. The CFO Dinner is hosted by Bailey Fisher Executive Search in partnership with Taylor Vinters. Full info >

Previous guest speakers

Potential impact of Brexit

Dinner & discussion for 30 CFOs with guest speaker Bill O’Neill – Head of Investment Office UK for UBS Wealth Management.

Update on the market

Dinner and roundtable discussion for 30 CFOs of high-growth technology companies. The guest speaker was Ian Stewart, Chief Economist at Deloitte.

The role of human capital in a high-growth business

Dinner and roundtable discussion chaired by Andrew Moore, Partner & Head of the CFO Practice at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

Building your leadership team to attract private equity

Dinner and roundtable discussion with guest speaker Greg Blin, Investment Manager at Mobeus Equity Partners. Greg joined Mobeus in 2013 where he is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities from across the UK.

Life after flotation

Dinner and discussion with experts: Chris Mayo, Consultant Primary Markets at London Stock Exchange; Max Hartley, Corporate Finance Director at Cenkos and Mark Edwards, Partner at Buchanan Communications.

Are you ready for growth?

Guest speaker was Tim Bullock, Co-founder of New Wave Ventures, a privately-owned fund investing in companies with significant growth potential, with target initial investment of £0.5m to £2m.

The changing face of the CFO

Discussion was led by Andrew Moore, Partner at Bailey Fisher, with 19 years’ experience working closely with VCs, Private Equity firms and ambitious privately-owned SMEs, on senior management level finance hires.

IPO: is this the feast before a famine?

Richard Thornhill is Head of IPO Services Team at Deloitte, advising organisations seeking to complete a listing/IPO in London, working with companies across all aspects of the capital markets environment – Premium listings, Standard listings and AIM – FTSE 100, FTSE 250 through to small cap – rights issues and secondary fundraisings.

Beyond venture capital

Discussion with experts Tom Wrenn, Partner heading up the TMT team at ECI Capital Partners; Chris Hodges, Investment Director at BGF and Jason Smithers, Area Commercial Director for HSBC.

Preparing your business for exit

Co-founder and Partner at Highland Europe, Laurence Garrett is a highly experienced investor whose track record includes CSR plc (IPO on LSE), Trigenix (sold to Qualcomm), STNC (sold to Microsoft) & Select Software (IPO on NASDAQ).

Is listing an exit?

Discussion was chaired by Ken Ford, Director of BrainJuicer plc, Scientific Digital Imaging plc & Nakama Group plc.  Experts at the table were Mark Russon, Business Development Manager – UK Markets, London Stock Exchange; and Arild Eide, Director at Hybridan LLP.

Routes to growth

Discussion was chaired by Alex Macpherson, Chairman of Octopus Ventures. Alex co-founded Katalyst Ventures in 2000 & was CEO for 7 years, creating the private angel network which became Octopus Venture Partners.

Understanding venture debt for long term growth

We were joined by guest speakers from Silicon Valley Bank.  Erin Platts, Head of Commercial Banking for Silicon Valley Bank’s UK branch and Oscar Jazdowski, Head of Origination.