Access Group’s Adam Brown recognised in prestigious financial director survey

Access Group’s Adam Brown has been named as one of the top 20 hottest financial directors in the TMT sector. Adam achieved the recognition at the recent Hot 20 FDs in TMT competition awards ceremony, hosted by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.

A panel of judges including industry leaders from TMT and financial services firms, as well as experts from the media, included Adam in its top 20, in recognition of his talents and achievements in the last 12 months.

Access appointed Adam Brown as its chief financial officer in September 2011, charging him with being instrumental in driving revenue growth, both organic and through M&A, following a £50m MBO backed by Lyceum Capital in early 2011.

Adam commented, “I’m delighted to have been recognised in the awards. I’m a firm believer that our customers’ success will invariably lead to our own success. Investing in commercially viable areas that bring true value to the customer will have a positive impact on the bottom line and drive profits as a result.”

Brown has over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector. He has previously held CFO roles in Avid Technology, a video and editing software specialist to the global broadcasting industry, Sibelius Software, which develops music software used by professional musicians, teachers and students and Workshare, the leading document comparison software provider for the legal sector. In 2012, Brown played an instrumental role in launching Access’s flagship product, aCloud, which recently gained recognition for the company as a finalist in the National Business Awards, Innovation category.

In 2012 Brown oversaw the completion and integration of four acquisitions that have led to a payback period of less than 12 months on the acquisition price. In 2013 he managed the completion and integration of a further six acquisitions that have all delivered to plan. Adam has developed a strong reputation as a strategist and has been influential in forging solid relationships with Access’ business partners.

Photo caption: Adam Brown, CFO for Access Group (pictured left) receiving his award from guest speaker Ellis Watson, CEO of DC Thomson, the Scottish media group.

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About Access Group:

Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 5,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.

Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.

Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011.

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
  • Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs

Awards:

  • The Innovation Award finalist at the National Business Awards 2013
  • Enabler of the Year finalist at the National Business Awards 2012
  • Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2012
  • ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2012
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th)
  • Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’

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Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight. Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements. Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011. In the past 12 months Access has completed seven M&A deals including, thankQ, French BI specialists Prelytis and Delta Software, plus the Access customer base of a number of resellers.

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I’m a firm believer that our customers’ success will invariably lead to our own success. Investing in commercially viable areas that bring true value to the customer will have a positive impact on the bottom line and drive profits as a result.
Adam Brown, CFO for Access Group