Financial services:
Get digital inside and out

The ultimate question for mid-market financial services businesses is quite simple: Given all the uncertainty, how do we maximise the opportunities?

Businesses in the financial services industry who get IT and technology right will see great opportunities this year and beyond. Those who hesitate will be left behind. Watch the video to learn how to get started.

 

 

Find out how a Board-level technology leader can drive transformation in your business.

 

Seize the opportunity and make technology work for you.

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We are the largest & most experienced team of fractional CIOs, CTOs & IT Directors

  • No lock-in/low-risk – Rolling, 30-day contract
  • Best in the business – 9-point recruitment screening process, so you don’t have to
  • Flexible – we can start as early as tomorrow
  • Fractional – more affordable than a full-time hire
  • Independent – we don’t make outside agreements with suppliers
  • Institutional knowledge – When you engage a Principal you get the backing of the full Team of 75!

Don’t just take our word for it…

Read some of our Financial services client stories >

 

‘We were impressed by the speed that Joe integrated into our team and understood the specifics of our technology challenges. We simply could not have made this progress without Freeman Clarke’s expert IT leadership.’

James Robson, COO, Bonhill Group plc

 

Joe joined Freeman Clarke in 2015 with a wide experience of managing technology for the UK and international companies. He is currently working with clients in a range of industry sectors including biotechnology, sports services, intellectual property and wealth management. Read more…

 

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‘David has helped us identify and deliver a series of tactical and strategic initiatives to position us for ongoing service quality and business growth.  The two main areas addressed to-date include a review and improvement of IT security and transition to a totally new IT infrastructure and Managed Service Provider.’

Jonathan Murphy, Finance Director, Assura plc

 

David’s IT career has included 10 years at Accenture followed by successful IT Director roles in a variety of sectors including Multi-Channel Retail, FMCG, and Financial Services mainly in the Leeds and Manchester area. Read more…

‘Suddenly clients started asking us about our technology and our data security – questions we were ill-prepared to answer.  We realised that we need an experienced IT leader who would map out where we needed to be and help us to get there.  Freeman Clarke proposed Ian Gates who has been a valued member of the management team, as well as sorting out our IT legacy.

Whilst I know at times it has been a thankless task, we would not be where we are now without Ian’s guidance and support over the past 3 years.  I’ve learnt a lot in the time he has been with us.’

Nicole McGrath, Managing Director, Quipsound

‘The success of our business is dependent on three key technology initiatives. Firstly, we need to be operationally effective to deliver relevant and timely world class content, events and data products to our audiences and for the benefit of our clients. Secondly, we need to deliver efficiency and margin improvement which will be significantly enabled though the integration of our IT systems and subsequent streamlining of processes. Finally, we need to create a technology infrastructure that supports our growth ambitions in the UK, the USA and other overseas territories.’

 James Robson, COO, Bonhill Group plc

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We create, support and deliver technology solutions and strategies that accelerate business growth.

We’re a team of 75 CIOs and CTOs who can join your senior leadership team to own and deliver your IT strategy.

We often help our clients with digital transformation, driving growth and innovation through technology, custom software, new business systems, and infrastructure upgrades.

 

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Ambitious businesses choose Freeman Clarke. Here's why.

Accelerating value for our clients

  • We drive value! 60% of our clients are aiming for investment or sale
  • 100% of our clients are profitable and growing — underpinned by technology
  • We have developed and delivered 87 IT strategies for our clients over the past 12 months
  • We are commercially and business-focused

Leading IT in Britain's businesses

  • From MedTech to Manufacturing, we provide the best technology and process experts
  • At anytime we have more than 530 client IT projects in flight
  • Our clients ask us to lead a new software development initiative every 72 hours

One stop-shop for all IT advice and guidance

  • Over 50 CIOs and CTOs collaborate every day to provide advice to clients
  • Freeman Clarke CIOs and CTOs are peer-reviewed every month and continuously trained
  • On average a Freeman Clarke CIO/CTO is retained for 7 years

Strategy and execution drives value

  • We meet and advise 33 CEOs and their Boards every day. We speak your language!
  • 87 Private Equity owners engage us every month
  • 50 of our clients are seen as leaders in their region or leaders in their industry
  • We advise a new CEO and Board every 8 days

The best black book in the UK

  • We have reviewed more than 200 IT vendors in the past 12 months
  • On behalf of our clients we select and appoint at least 3 new service providers every week — we never take a commission
  • Our clients ask us to manage over 6000 IT suppliers and we spend £220m every year

What our clients say about us

  • We work with clients in ALL sectors across the UK and USA
  • Our client NPS score is 'World Class'
  • 'The Freeman Clarke team have been excellent people. As experienced execs, rather than consultants, they are focused on the business issues and opportunities that matter to us.'COO X-Chem

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