Louise Broadbent

Venture CFO

I’m Louise Broadbent FCMA and I provide vCFO services to Finerva Clients. I support clients with strategic and financial management advisory services.

I’m Louise Broadbent FCMA and I provide vCFO services to Finerva Clients. I support clients with strategic and financial management advisory services.

As a former Chair and CEO, I offer first-hand experience, expertise and support to SME business owners, helping to position their companies for successful growth, profitability and exit.

I have founded, grown and profitably sold my own international businesses and I now thrive on empowering others to achieve their goals.

I think one of my client’s recommendations sums me up pretty well:

‘Louise doesn’t blind colleagues, peers or clients with science, she’s straight-talking – in 5 languages, actually. She invests the time and emotional intelligence to understand the context and the environment in which the business operates and considers where its stakeholders sit before offering her insights, advice and guidance.’

Outside of work, the person I am most in awe of is Dr. Jane Goodall and the work and research she has done with chimpanzees. She inspires me. She has such a natural ability to communicate with humans and chimps and to observe the love that she manages to conjure from both is amazing. She is 86 and continues to focus all her energies on a global effort to empower young people to improve their communities for people, other animals and the environment we share.

If anyone asks what I love. I say three things: numbers, animals, people.

Meet our Advisors

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  • - Antony Tikhonov - Seedrs

    “Finerva team are always fast to pick up conversations with the entrepreneurs and understand their needs. Many of them leave us very positive feedback after cooperation with Adam and his team.”

  • - Dave Cook - Mason & Cook

    “Apart from being extremely experienced and knowledgeable in M&A transactions Finerva were very patient and always used language I understood. They gave me confidence and security and I knew they were working for my best interests.”

  • - Nicola Koronka - Missive

    We’ve switched from a top 10 firm to Finerva and have immediately felt the difference. The team understand small business finance and offer strategic yet practical counsel.”

  • - James Ballard - Soar Running

    “Finerva have assisted us on multiple investment rounds. On every occasion the financial models we have built have stood up to the test after many professional investors scrutinized them.”

  • - Gary McKay – APPII

    “Knowing that Finerva understand the pressures of starting a new business is very reassuring.”

  • - Chris Ward – Klive Agency

    “Finerva are very much a partner to Klive and not a supplier. If you are a start up, time starved, focused on building client and customer relationships then trust them to manage your bookkeeping and tax affairs with diligence, accuracy and passion.”

  • - Riya Pabari – Founders Academy

    “Finerva is a fantastic source of insight and strategic counsel over the EIS/SEIS fundraising process – always responsive, clear and thoughtful.”

  • - Haydn Brooks – Risk Ledger

    “R&D Tax Credits – an easy service and good price. Ben put up with my constant questioning and poor writing skills so highly recommended!”

  • - Phil Barry – Blokur

    “Finerva provided excellent advice on structure for our EMI share option scheme, especially when negotiating a fair tax valuation with HMRC.”

  • - James Hadley - Immersive Labs

    “Thank you! You and the team were great for our initial lift off and it has been an amazing experience!”

  • - Sally Smith - My Clinical Outcomes

    “Finerva drove and delivered a highly efficient R&D process from start to finish with a quick turnaround time to receipt of HMRC repayment.”

  • - James Beddows - RIDEto

    “Finerva do things differently – at one of their investor evenings we found an investor who is also a former FTSE100 Executive.”

  • - Gretchen Lennon - Lennon Legal

    ”Finerva is my go-to recommendation for clients looking for advice on EIS matters. They combine top-quality technical knowledge with a commercial, practical approach.”

  • - Bill Cogan - Seven Legal

    “Our clients are consistently impressed with Finerva’s expertise, responsiveness and commercial approach to the more complex EIS support required by fast growth clients.”

  • - Sam Bartholomew - All Mountain Rental

    “The team at Finerva helped with valuable advice regarding a nascent, but relatively complex M&A deal. They understood the pertinent issues quickly and were able to offer valuable perspective from other industries to help us define and refine our understanding of the economics of the trade. Highly recommended.”

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