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Finance Leaders join Axiom for successful FTSE100 Business Breakfast

Earlier this month, Axiom hosted the latest in its series of successful networking events for business professionals. Held at the Royal Berkshire Hotel in Ascot, the theme this time was “How to Become a FTSE 100 CFO”.

Starting early, guests enjoyed a hearty full English Breakfast before listening to the presentation by guest speaker Mark Freebairn, Head of the CFO Practice at headhunting firm Odgers Berndston.  The thought provoking presentation covered the evolving commercial and strategic nature of the CFO role today and the positive actions individuals can start taking now to position themselves at this level. The presentation was followed by a lively Question & Answer session and the chance for attendees to meet and network with one another in an informal setting.

Participants at the breakfast included individuals in senior Finance and Commercial roles from a wide range of businesses from blue-chip multi-nationals to SMEs including Sony Europe, Centrica plc, Virgin Media, O2, PepsiCo, Serco.

Breakfast host, Sema Dalkilic, Head of Interim at Axiom Executive, said afterwards “I am delighted that so many senior people have taken time out of their busy schedules to attend this event and that it has been so well received by attendees. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to organising similar events in the future.”

The Managing Director of Axiom Executive, added “Engaging a speaker of Mark’s repute was a real coup for Axiom and we are grateful for his time. His knowledge of and passion for his subject shone through and will undoubtedly have inspired many of the attendees.”

Amongst the comments received afterwards:


“A fantastic event, very informative, and just as importantly, entertaining for an early morning start. I felt well looked after and welcomed from pre-registration to the end”

“An excellent opportunity to meet with other financial executives and to hear straight from the horse’s mouth what going on in senior financial recruitment”

“A really thought provoking value added event with a speaker of enormous insight and knowledge. Well worth attending”

”Great chance to expand network and soak up some advice from a speaker who really knows his stuff – thanks Axiom”

“A very informative presentation and a good opportunity to network. Wish there were more events like this.”

“I would certainly recommend the event and Axiom to others”

“I have attended many other events and yours struck exactly the right balance”

“Axiom brought together a diverse group of guests in very relaxed surroundings”

“The guest speaker gave a lively and focused talk on how to achieve success as a PLC Financial Director. Excellent”

“An informative business breakfast event without a hard sell”

If you are interested in receiving information about future events please call us on 01344 627444 or email Alison Patching – alison.patching@axiomexecutive.com