We know our way around business
Who We Are
We are FPN
I am a chartered accountant, and I have an MBA from the University of Bath. I am also a serial owner manager.
Having qualified with PWC I set up Fanshawe Lofts, which specialised in corporate finance and recovery on the South Coast in 1990. Rosemary joined us shortly afterwards. We sold Fanshawe Lofts to Begbies Traynor in 2008. Leaving Begbies at the end of 2012, Rosemary and I set up FPN at the beginning of 2013.
Having been a licensed insolvency practitioner for some 30 years, I am asked from time to time to act as an expert witness in litigation matters where a combination of accountancy and insolvency expertise is required.
Aside from eating (obviously) I enjoy sailing, old cars, dogs, London, a lot of Italian things and the company of friends, my wife and children.
In addition to my chartered accountancy qualification I also hold the ICAEW Corporate Finance qualification and have an MBA from Reading University (1998).
In 2008 we (that is Antony and I) were approached by a national firm who were keen to expand into our home market place and so we decided to sell the Fanshawe Lofts business to them. Having left that firm, in early 2013, Antony and I set up FPN to offer our corporate finance, recovery and strategic advisory services to owner managed businesses.
As you see, although we are a new practice we are a very well established team, playing again to our strengths, but this time around with more of an emphasis on corporate finance. We have already completed a number of high profile transactions and have a strong pipeline.
My clients tell me that I am a strong analytical thinker, someone who can see a route through complexity to sometimes unusual, but straightforward solutions, a good communicator, and very determined to achieve a result for my client.
I am comfortable working with companies of all shapes and sizes. Having run and sold my own business I empathise with business owners and the issues they face. It always gives me a buzz to see them realise the fruits of their labours.
I am a huge fan of Wales and Welsh rugby, I have a rugby playing son and two daughters, and three dogs. I love horse riding and running and am building a family house with my husband.
To find out how we can make you money.
+44 (0)23 8038 1956
Ocean Village Innovation Centre, Ocean Way, Southampton, SO14 3JZ
- Selling your Business
- Buying a Business
- Management Buy Outs
- Raising Finance
- Business Valuation & Forensic Accounting
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Buy and Build Strategies
- Accelerated Business Sales & Acquisitions
- Preparation of Business Plans & Financial Models
- Dealing with Downturns