With so many external and internal pressures, it is all too easy to lose sight of who you are as a business, particularly if it has evolved quickly or has gone through a period of rapid change. As you take on new people, new clients, new channels, and particularly when you become involved in mergers and acquisitions, it is so often the case that the central spark that once lit up your business flickers and falters along the way.
Organizations from start-ups, ambitious growing companies to leading brands within the financial services sector are among those businesses that have used FIDES to seek out an independent perspective to help them meet challenges old and new. By outsourcing some or all non-core activities, client teams can refocus their time, energy and resources more profitably.
It is not only CEOs and CFOs who have seen the advantages. Chief procurement officers are also increasingly turning to FIDES for solutions to help them deliver an array of deeper business benefits.
Every discipline is covered, enabling the group to deliver everything from one-off ring-fenced projects to fully integrated, multi-disciplinary programs which help organizations grow stronger, better and faster. By extension, members have their own established partnerships, offices and trusted networks within their particular disciplines, facilitating multi-jurisdictional outsourcing as well as centralized management control and stewardship.
The C-suite benefits directly from working with FIDES members since they can tap into a wealth of experience of service providers who are at the top of their game. Membership status of FIDES is based upon the specialized knowledge, skills, experience, responsiveness and reliability of the individual members and by extension, their companies.
A range of companies have found services using www.fidesnetwork.com:
The Managing Director of a Swiss Bank commented: “Coaching with Caulfield has given me a leadership boost. It was invaluable to have a coach who was a dispassionate and un-conflicted listener familiar with the industry and not hesitant to discuss weaknesses and challenge my assumptions. I found this highly useful and constructive in building and boosting my leadership effectiveness.”
“Here, at Amalgamated Metal Corporation, we require a sophisticated Treasury Management System to support our portfolio of trading activities. Capital Science has played a key role with Treasury by building and maintaining this system over many years,” said the AMC Group Treasurer.
Stuart Marshall, Entrepreneur and Investor said: “I have now experienced Financial Marketing brand workshops for three of my businesses at different stages of development from start-up to Royal Warrant holders. In a simple and effective way, the workshop participants are challenged to re-consider their approach to selling and marketing their products and their business. In each case, the management of the business has walked away with a dramatically enhanced clarity of thought in respect of their business proposition. Whilst each business has extracted a range of specific benefits from the workshop, the common theme is that things will never be the same again.”
The Finance Director of a financial sector software house, London added:
“Rescue IT made it easy for us to do business with a model for disaster recovery which is cost effective and offers ease of implementation. Since inception this initial view has been confirmed and we have a high level of confidence in the service.”
Individually and collectively, FIDES member businesses strive to promote and share commercial opportunities, market intelligence and best practice, ensuring maximum added value to the financial communities they serve.