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Jo Haigh profile


FDS Director Services

Jo Haigh is the CEO and founder of fds, which is a boutique corporate finance house and has bases in London, Birmingham and Yorkshire. Over the last 28 years Jo has bought and sold approximately 400 companies, specialising in owner managed companies.

She is a regular presenter for the Institute of Directors on corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as Vistage and Academy for Chief Executives.

Jo has been presented with many prestigious industry awards such as the Business Service Award on behalf of the CBI, First Women Awards, The Sunday Times NED of the Year, in association with Peel Hunt and Business Advisor of the Year from the IoD. In addition, Jo is also the author of five bestselling business support books.

Jo also provides board support via her Non-Executive Director appointments for a number of prestigious companies based across England and the Isle of Man.

FDS' mission is to provide business leaders and their organisations with valuable and trusted support and guidance to help them achieve their individual business goals.  Offering a range of services that can help shape the future of their business, develop their people, facilitate growth and succession opportunities. 

Their aim is to be a beacon of business excellence, providing key business decision makers with honest, creative and personal support throughout their journeys.


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