Delphine Paterson FCCA ACIB: 07780336952
Neil Paterson: 07803 724255
Delphine Paterson

Delphine Paterson FCCA ACIB

Delphine is a Chartered Certified Accountant and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers having worked in senior finance roles for over 20 years. Prior to founding Forward Financials, she worked in the City at RBS plc as a Credit Manager and Corporate Analyst where high-profile deals included the Ferrovial/BAA acquisition and Land Securities/Trillium split.

Since forming Forward Financials over 15 years ago her Finance Director roles have assisted clients drive growth, strengthen cash flow, implement accurate reporting and improve stakeholder visibility. She is also a proven turnaround manager and holds an ACCA Certificate in Business Valuations.

Delphine is a specialist in building integrated, scenario-based financial models to support debt/equity applications, MBO’s, acquisitions, strategic planning and cash management. Her models are currently providing ongoing financial visibility in owner managed businesses and larger corporates such as St Andrew’s Healthcare, Mode Print Solutions and Blue Inc post administration.

She has an excellent track record in raising finance helped by her extensive network and first-hand knowledge of bank credit processes, their approach to risk, pricing, covenants and security.

Neil Paterson

Neil Paterson

Neil joined Forward Financials in late 2023 and has over 30 years’ experience in senior finance positions within banking, education, SMEs and the NHS.

During his career in banking, he managed teams of over 50 and, as Head of Global Corporate and Personal Banking at RBS Shipping, was responsible for clients such as Easyjet. As Project Manager of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, he also partnered KPMG to develop improved business processes.

Since leaving banking over 10 years ago, Neil has supported a wide range of clients, enabling them to plan, restructure, obtain finance and grow. Key to this has been close management of cash flow and the maximisation of income and profitability through allocating staff and resources to best effect.

Not afraid to roll up his sleeves, Neil has been instrumental in implementing the right accounting and management systems, driving efficient operations, implementing cost controls, budgets and providing financial analysis to support strategic decisions.