part-time finance director

PORTFOLIO fD services for forward thinking businesses.

Shake off your business slump and get moving towards your goals again with practical financial insights and advice that leads to action.



Between your bookkeeper and your year-end accountant, you have compliance nailed.

But you still need to know what is holding you back, what you can do to push your business forwards, and how to plan for your next steps.

The truth is, most SMEs don’t need a full-time Finance Director, but they do need someone they can turn to for advice, direction and confirmation that their gut feeling is right on the money.

Wainwright Consulting works WITH you and your company giving you insight you can actually use, not just another report.

Time to check these items off the to do list:

✔ Set department budgets
✔ Create cash flow forecasts
✔ Calculate product / client profitability
✔ Assess potential investment cases
✔ Create meaningful Management Information (MI) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
✔ Set a strategy to grow the business YOU want that meets YOUR definition of success
…and more.

Now you can know when to make your next investment in equipment, what hiring employees will do for your turn-around times, if you could take that second bank loan, and how you can take your business to the next level.

trust your gut,

(but back it up with numbers).

Understand your profitability

know your obstacles.

Stop the practices that are causing you to lose when you should be gaining. 

Wainwright Consulting digs into your finances to find out what is making you money and what is costing you.

That could be anything from activities and expenditures to products and services. If you don’t know your which parts of your business are profitable, it is time to find out. 


Uncover meaning in Financial Reports

know your opportunities.

Get the insight you need to make changes that strengthen your balance sheet and improve your bottom line.

By understanding what your numbers are telling you, you can make better decision about what is next for you and your company.

Financial Projections and Planning

no crystal ball required.

By setting goals and revisiting them at pre-selected intervals, we can help you to plan your next 1, 3, 5 years. 

Knowing what’s next for you and your company, instead of guessing, it the best way forward for you and your business. 

Get rid of the uncertainties that keep you up at night. 


Working with dani has been transformative

Dani is meticulous in making sure that she understands the needs of the business and that she is adding value from the get go. In a very short period of time, Dani managed to streamline all of our accountancy, processes and systems. She’s a great mentor and coach, a real strategic thinker. And a great person to work with.

Mary Ahern, CEO, Alps

Dani's making our business better

Dani’s made herself part of the business and works across departments to ensures that the information she provides the management team is a true reflection of the business and the work that we do. We really enjoy working with her. She’s formed a great working relationship with the team and from day one has just got things done – she’s definitely making our business better.

Simon Horniblow, MD, Campuslife

Dani added massive value

Dani added massive value to my team, the best support we have had. Thoughtful, thinks ahead but gets into the weeds when required. She helped me navigate the numbers in a sea of complexity. I highly recommend her.

Andy Newton, Group Property Services Director, Wm Morrison plc

Instrumental in business decisions

Dani is not afraid to get stuck into the numbers herself as well as providing clear direction and advice on the next steps the business needs to take. She has been instrumental in fundamental business decisions and acted as a sounding board across all areas of the business.

James Field, Managing Director, UKBC Ltd

In hindsight, I would have had Dani on board on day 1

Wainwright Consulting came on board during our ambitious growth plan. Since then we managed to grow turnover, profit, and staff numbers, and successfully exited in an acquisition of the business. In hindsight, I would have had Dani on board much earlier, if not on Day 1 to open more doors and possibilities to what was available for our business to grow and prosper.

Bob Makin, CEO/Co-Founder, SockMonkey Studios

turn your instincts into strategies.

get the business advice, guidance and insight you need to take your business to the next level

You don’t need a full-time Finance Director.

But you do need a Sounding Board.

Someone you can trust with your business, your operations, your finances and your future. 

You could do it all yourself…

But…are you a qualified Chartered Accountant?

Do you have over 20 years of experience in the finance world?

Do you have the time to give your business finances the attention they need?

Can you build a cohesive 3, 5, 10 year plan with finances backing that strategy?

If not, you shouldn’t be doing this alone.

Having Finance Director level services from Wainwright Consulting on hand is the perfect fit for your company.


What makes your finance services different to anyone else's?

I provide a tailored portfolio finance service, which means I offer finance services particular to your business needs. I don’t believe ‘one size fits all’.

Instead, I work with you, and find out what it is you want from your business.

I don’t just ‘provide a finance service’. I teach and mentor you, so that you are equipped with the knowledge of how to plan a growth strategy, understand where your business is making money and why your numbers are what they are.

The service I provide is one of a kind as it is 100% tailored to your business.

Isn't hiring a Finance Director or business advisor ridiculously expensive

The beauty of my tailored portfolio finance service is that you won’t need me 100% of the time. Because your business is growing, if you hired a full time Finance Director right now, you’d incur a considerable cost, but wouldn’t have enough for them to do just yet. An engagement with a portfolio FD can be as flexible as you need it to be, starting from 1 day/month and is therefore really cost effective – you’ll only be paying me for the things you truly need.

What experience can you bring to my business, that I can’t find elsewhere?

I bring with me experience gained from working for large, corporate businesses for many years. So, you get the corporate background, without the corporate jargon and lengthy processes. I know what works, and what doesn’t.

My experience expands across a variety of businesses, helping them achieve a variety of business goals. I provide an approachable, friendly service to help you understand your financial needs.

Wainwright Consulting

your instincts are good.

Let’s get the numbers together so you can confidently take action.

Schedule your free consultation today.