FDM Group Appoints New Finance Director and Company Secretary

Top Quote The UK's largest IT graduate recruiter and Brighton based firm welcomes Mike McLaren onboard. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 14, 2011 - FDM Group Appoints New Finance Director and Company SecretaryThe UK's largest IT graduate recruiter and Brighton based firm welcomes Mike McLaren onboardMike McLaren graduated from Aston University in 1984 with a BSc (Hons) in Managerial and Administrative Studies. Shortly afterwards he joined prestigious financial company Clark Whitehill and trained as a Chartered Accountant. Mike qualified in 1986 and is now a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

    In 1987 Mike gained employment with Meridian Computers Ltd where he remained until 1990 and took on several positions from Group Financial Controller to the Finance Director of the services division, which operated in seven different countries. In 1990 Mike moved into the role of Group Financial Controller at technology company Alphameric where he remained until his appointment at FDM last month. Throughout the 21 years of his employment at Alphameric, Mike took on the role of Group Finance Director, Group Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer.

    Whilst serving on the Board of Alphameric Plc, Mike was also appointed as a Non-Executive Director of its joint venture; Amalgamated Racing Limited, which provides the Turf TV service to bookmakers in the UK and Ireland. Speaking about his appointment at FDM Mike said, "I am delighted to be taking on this exciting opportunity within an expanding and high energy company.

    I look forward to contributing to the delivery of excellence in IT that FDM is committed to." FDM is equally thrilled about the appointment and FDM CEO Rod Flavell said, "Mike brings a wealth of experience to FDM and will be a valuable member of the Board of Directors. We know Mike will make a significant contribution to the company and very much look forward to working with him." ENDS FDM Group Triumphs at BVCA Awards 2011 for International Expansion Brighton based IT graduate recruitment company FDM has received the award for 'International Impact Management Team of the Year' in the South East region by the British Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (BVCA). BVCA's Portfolio Company Awards are an annual celebration of the industry and its star performers. They are designed to recognise the positive impact of private equity and venture capital-backed companies and celebrate the achievements of the management teams that create, nurture and lead them.

    FDM scooped the prestigious award due to the leadership demonstrated by its management team in unlocking the value and contributing to the development and success of the businesses on an international scale. FDM has an exceptionally strong management team within which the founder of the company still works on a daily basis, encouraging team spirit, partnership and performance. FDM CEO and founder Rod Flavell said, "We are delighted to receive this award which is testament to the hard work and dedication of our management team. We could not have achieved the phenomenal global success we have enjoyed over the last few years without them." Due to its regional success FDM will automatically compete for a national award and winners will be revealed at a black tie ceremony in London on 30 June 2011.ENDS NOTE TO EDITORS: For more information and high res images please contact Sheira Gorris at or 01273 811531

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