Apr 212021

By Debbie Wright

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) is one of the largest NHS teaching hospital trusts in the country, with a national and international profile. We have 11,000 staff of over 100 nationalities, and annual turnover of around £1 billion. Our hospitals – Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie – are at the forefront of the NHS delivering expert care for patients locally, regionally and nationally. Our vibrant teaching community equips and empowers our staff for the future. We are inviting applications for a Non-Executive Director to join our Board. We are looking [...]

From:: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director


Apr 212021

By Debbie Wright

April 19, 2021 by Olivier Dellacherie – UK, London –  National Express Group (LON: NEX) to announce the appointment of Carolyn Flowers to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective from 1 June 2021. She will also become a member of the Safety & Environment Committee. “I am delighted to welcome Carolyn to the Board. Carolyn brings significant experience and expertise in the North American transportation industry and I very much look forward to working with her.” said Board Chairman, Sir John Armitt. About Carolyn Flowers During her career, Carolyn Flowers has held several significant leadership roles in transportation, in both public and private sectors. [...]

From:: National Express announces Carolyn Flowers to its Board as Independent Director


Apr 202021

By Debbie Wright

April 19, 2021 by Olivier Dellacherie – UK, London –  Inchcape plc (LON: INCH) today announced the appointment of Nayantara Bali to its Board as a Non-Executive Director effective on 27 May 2021. She will also join the Nomination and CSR Committees upon appointment. “We are delighted to welcome Nayantara to the Inchcape Board. Her wide experience of data-driven marketing to consumers in Asia, combined with her previous experience as a non-executive director, make her a valuable addition to our Board. She is based in Singapore, home to our Asian operations and in itself an important market for Inchcape.” said Boatrd Chairman, Nigel Stein. About Nayantara [...]

From:: Inchcape announces Nayantara Bali to its Board as Non-Executive Director


Apr 202021

By Debbie Wright

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency – 4 Non-Executive Directors

4 Non-Executive Directors - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Body: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Appointing Department: Department of Health Sector: Health Location: London/Various Number of Vacancies: 4 Remuneration: The NEDs are remunerated at the standard rate of £7,883 per annum Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days per month Closed for Applications: 10/05/2021 at midday Vacancy Description Ministers are seeking to make up to four appointments to the board of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. The Agency regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK. It is an executive agency, sponsored by the [...]

From:: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency – 4 Non-Executive Directors


Apr 202021

By Debbie Wright

April 20, 2021 by Olivier Dellacherie – UK, London –  Hammerson (LON: HMSO) today announced the appointment of Himanshu Raja to its Board of Directors as CFO and Executive Director on 26 April 2021, succeeding James Lenton who gave notice of his resignation in January 2021. “Himanshu is an experienced CFO who brings a blend of strong financial, strategic and leadership qualities. On behalf of the Board, and all colleagues I look forward to welcoming him to the Company and benefitting from his insight and experience.” said CEO, Rita-Rose Gagné. About Himanshu Raja Himanshu Raja holds a law degree (LLB), is a Chartered Accountant, and was most recently [...]

From:: Hammerson announces Himanshu Raja to its Board of Directors as CFO


Apr 202021

By Debbie Wright

East Coast Community Healthcare CIC – 3 Non-Executive Directors

3 Non-Executive Directors - East Coast Community Healthcare CIC Location: East Coast Community Healthcare CIC Vacancy Description: East Coast Community Healthcare CIC (ECCH) Time commitment: 2-3 days per month (flexibility of days required) Remuneration: £8339.40 per annum, plus expenses as required Background and role focus East Coast Community Healthcare CIC (ECCH) is a successful and growing social enterprise which delivers community healthcare across areas of Norfolk and Suffolk. We currently have a “Good” rating from the CQC and we have exciting plans for the future. The Non-Executive Director (NED) role is a key leadership position for the strategic development of [...]

From:: East Coast Community Healthcare CIC – 3 Non-Executive Directors


Apr 202021

By Debbie Wright

Chair - LUC Business / Organisation Name: LUC Business / Organisation Sector: Private Business / Organisation Website: http://www.landuse.co.uk Business / Organisation Type: Private Company Role Title: Chair Remuneration: Paid About LUC LUC is an independent environmental planning and assessment, landscape design, geospatial and ecology consultancy, working primarily across the UK but also internationally. The business is a fully employee-owned organisation, with all the shares held via an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). Over the last few years, the company has grown its top and bottom lines, and generated good cash levels, contributing to a healthy balance sheet. LUC has high client satisfaction [...]

From:: LUC – Chair


Apr 192021

As a director how comfortable are you with company finance?


Are you confident in your ability to understand the three core elements of Management Accounts:

  • Cash Flow?
  • Profit and Loss (or Income and Expenditure)?
  • Balance Sheet?

Do you understand Forecast/Budget, Actuals and Variance reports?

Do you know how to use Key Ratios to evaluate your company's performance?

Do you know if you are trading whilst insolvent?

This half-day course will provide the essential knowledge of those key financial issues and concepts that are needed by successful Executive and Non-Executive Directors in order to discharge their duties and responsibilities as a company director. The completion of this course will provide a good grasp of the key elements of Management Accounts and Statutory Financial Accounts. It will also provide a sound theoretical financial knowledge base upon which to build and acquire new and more advanced financial skills.

Who should attend?

Executive and Non-Executive Directors, senior executives or aspiring directors looking to understand more about company finance.

Course Content

  • The Three Key Financial Statements
    • Cash Flow Statements: Importance of cash flow and Impact of credit and credit control, Problems affecting cash flow, Dealing with Debtors and Creditors
    • Profit & Loss Account, Types of profit, and Layout & use of the profit & loss account
    • Balance Sheets: Assets; Liabilities; Net current assets, capital employed and how to interpret the information;
  • Revenue and Capital Expenditure
    • What are Capital and Revenue Expenditure
    • Phasing of capital spend and its Implications for budget holders
  • Depreciation; Assets and liabilities
    • What is Depreciation?
    • The Different types and uses
  • Forecasts and Budgets
    • The purpose of forecasts for the business
    • Budget objectives
    • Budgetary Control as a management tool
    • Variance analysis
  • Using Ratios to Support Investment Decisions
    • Return on Capital Employed (ROCE); Payback; Internal Rate of Return (IRR); Net Present Value of assets (NPV)
    • Investment decisions and Return on Investment (ROI); Cost of capital
    • Gearing, is the level of borrowing too risky?
    • Liquidity, could the company hit cash flow problems?
    • Profitability, how well is the company doing?

Learning Objectives

This half-day course enables participants to understand better, the key attributes and approaches that underpin a strategic and tactical financial approach to management and help to develop the key skills and styles that will allow participants to be more effective when adopting and applying a decision making approach to management.

By the end of this training course participants will be better able to:

  • Read, analyse and interpret any set of Financial Statements, including the Balance Sheet, the Profit & Loss Account and the Cash Flow statements
  • Understand and quantify the impact of the fundamental accounting concepts and the chosen policies upon any set of accounts
  • Recognise and understand the underlying impact of the generally accepted accounting principles and policies on any Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account
  • Understand the key differences between statutory published accounts and the internal monthly management accounts
  • Identify and discuss the key financial issues facing an organisation
  • Understand the wider commercial impact of any business decision and its interaction with non-financial aspects of the organisation, enabling you to make a better contribution to key discussions and decision making amongst managers and within the organisation
  • Understand the basics of budgets and the implementation of budgeting processes
  • Value any business using commonly used and widely accepted valuation techniques such as Net Asset Value, Enterprise Value and EBITDA
  • Communicate more effectively and easily with Finance Directors, and other Finance professionals; through an in depth understanding of financial terminology, management and evaluation techniques.

Course Leader:
David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here:

Key Details

Duration: 1/2 day
10:00 - 15:00
Zoom Video Conference

£250.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price £220.00 (ex
Partner Discount Price £195.00 (ex VAT)*

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
Course Registration

The fee includes refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 3 verifiable CPD hours of structured learning which count towards the requirements of most business focussed institutes, including the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Consulting, the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and many others.  After successful completion of the course, you will receive an electronic Certificate confirming that you have successfully completed the course, detailing the outcomes and results.

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Apr 192021

By Debbie Wright

April 15, 2021 by Olivier Dellacherie – UK, London –  Cazoo, the UK’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying your next car as simple and seamless as purchasing any other product online, today announced the appointment of Duncan Tatton-Brown to its Board as a Non-Executive Director, following completion of its business combination with AJAX I (NYSE: AJAX). Duncan Tatton-Brown will become Senior Independent Director and chair the Audit Committee. “I am delighted that Duncan will be joining the Cazoo Board once we become listed on the NYSE. His experience in helping to build large consumer-facing businesses over many years will be invaluable as we [...]

From:: Cazoo announces Duncan Tatton-Brown to its Board as upcoming Senior Independent Director


Apr 192021

By Debbie Wright

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust – 2 Non-Executive Directors

2 Non-Executive Directors - The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Location: London Date Posted: 01/04/2021 Closing Date: 28/04/2021 £13,000 pa – 2 to 3 days/month The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults. With 500 staff across a number of sites, we are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We [...]

From:: The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust – 2 Non-Executive Directors