Jo’s personal values are: Be Kind, Work Hard, Stay Positive, and Have Fun.
The business values are: Be Supportive, Be Creative, Stay Positive, Stay Authentic, and Have Fun; these are all actions I apply every day in my business, fds Director Services Limited.
Jo Haigh is the CEO and founder of FDS, which has bases in London, Birmingham and Yorkshire.
An experienced dealmaker, Jo specialises in putting together the right deal at the right time and in the right format for growing businesses throughout the country.
Since 1989 she has bought and sold 400+ companies specialising in owner-managed companies. She is a regular presenter for the Institute of Directors on corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.
In the 90s Jo created a specialist director training division, which has been highly successful since inception. She has held circa 40+ non-executive roles over that period, in companies across the country and helped circa 400+ businesses through successful transactions. Jo has sold three of her own companies and undertaken two personal MBOs.
Jo is currently NED Chair for the following companies: Ampersand Commerce Ltd, Fresh Start Waste Services Ltd, Martyn Fiddler Aviation, Produmax Limited, The Energy Checking Company Limited plus she is a NED at TQUK Ltd.
Specialities: Corporate Finance, MBO, Mergers & Acquisitions, Disposals, Due Diligence, Raising Finance & Development Capital, Shareholder Disputes, Strategic Planning Advice, Valuations, National Award Winning Public Speaker and Trainer, Non-Executive Director, Women in Business Issues.