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Manchester Finance Directors’ Network


June 29
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Ringway Golf Club
Hale Road
Altrincham, Hale Barns WA15 8SW United Kingdom
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June 29 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


Our event will focus on the state of the current mergers and acquisitions market.

About this event

At this event we welcome Simon Wright from The Prince’s Trust, he will discuss issues around employability and talk about how The Prince’s Trust are playing their part to help employers through the tough conditions that exist in today’s employment market.

Next on the floor will be a panel of speakers who will be sharing their thoughts on the global state of the mergers and acquisitions market and how that impacts the North West.

Finally, we will end with a Q&A session where attendees will have an opportunity to direct their questions to our presenters.

About the FD Network

Our mission is to help finance professionals continue their personal development by drawing on the expertise of technical finance specialists, keynote speakers and through peer-to-peer learning and networking.

Who should attend?

CFOs, Finance Directors, and Senior Financial Controllers of businesses based across Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

Our panel

Simon Wright, Head of Business Development, The Princes Trust

Simon Wright is Head of Business Development at The Prince’s Trust. Based in Manchester, Simon is responsible for leading the fundraising and corporate partnerships strategy in the North, covering Employability, Education and Enterprise. He has recently worked with JD Sports Group, NBrown, John Lewis Partnership and BAM Construction to connect them to supporting 11–30-year-olds who the Prince’s Trust engage into skill development experiences and employment outcomes.

Jocelyn Morgan, Finance Director, Argyle Construction Group

Jocelyn is an experienced Finance Director, currently with the Argyle Construction Group. She has a multitude of experience across different B2B and B2C sectors, and was the driving force behind Clubhouse Golf’s two successful sales; firstly to German retailer All4Golf, and subsequently to investment house Bregal. Jocelyn was responsible for elements of the PE exit on the second sale, as well as forecasts, accounts, payroll, VAT, cash management, covenant monitoring and management, MI and Board reporting, HR and IT, as well as driving performance and efficiencies through team structure and development.

Previously, Jocelyn spent almost a decade with Galaxy Optical Services, the ‘engine room’ of Tesco Opticians; manufacturing and importing the end product and supplying this to 250 stores across the UK, Ireland, Eastern Europe and Asia. She has worked at Board-level since 1999, since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Lathams (now Tenon) in 1989, after graduating with a 1st-class Honours degree from the University of London.

Joe Reid, Business Development Director, Barclays

Since April 2019 Joe has been Business Development Director in the Barclays Large Corporate Team with a specific focus on Consumer and Healthcare Businesses. Joe is responsible for designing and delivering the teams National Business Development strategy and the origination and completion of his own new to bank opportunities.

Prior to that Joe spent 17 years at NatWest, latterly spending 5 years as a Director in the Portfolio Management Team where he was responsible for leading Credit Transactions for existing and new clients.

Sam Mabon, Partner, Head of Corporate, Brabners

Sam is a highly experienced corporate lawyer who has been instrumental in supporting clients achieve their business ambitions.

He handles corporate transactions, financing, members’ agreements and disputes as well as commercial matters including the terms and conditions of trade, online terms and policies. He acts for PLCs, UK subsidiaries of foreign entities, LLPs, SMEs, start-ups and high net-worth individuals.

Sam has advised clients on deals with a total enterprise value in excess of £3bn. He has built up a strong, nationwide, reputation for advising entrepreneurial start-ups, especially in the areas of technology as well as business services.

He is classed as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ by The Legal 500 which describes him as “excellent”.

Andrew Feeke, Corporate Finance Partner, MHA Moore and Smalley

Andrew heads up the Manchester office and joined the practice in 2019 as Corporate Finance partner.

Andrew has put his degree in Money, Banking & Finance to good use throughout his career, accumulating extensive experience across a broad spectrum of projects including; management buy outs, acquisitions, disposals, refinancing, fundraising and cash-out transactions. He also has significant experience of working with private equity houses on a range of deals.

He has extensive knowledge of owner-managed business, allowing him to proactively advise clients and always deliver the best outcomes. Andrew’s wide variety of experience has allowed him to gain involvement across many sectors, with specialisms including healthcare and manufacturing.

Stephen Gregson, Corporate Finance Director, MHA Moore and Smalley

Stephen joined the MHA Moore and Smalley team from KPMG Corporate Finance in Manchester in 2002. To date he has advised businesses on mergers and acquisitions, fundraising and strategic planning across a wide range of sectors including waste management, haulage, construction, engineering and wealth management financial services.

At MHA Moore and Smalley Corporate Finance he has continued to focus upon advising owner managed businesses on strategic direction, mergers and acquisitions, and fundraising.

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