StrategicFD is run by Anthony Clayden FCA

Anthony is a commercially astute Finance Director who has been providing strategic, operational and financial expertise for 29 years. His specialism is in supporting ambitious leaders in life sciences and technology companies from early stage and pre-revenue business to AIM quoted companies. He has a particular strength in adapting his style to engage, challenge and support according to the different needs of each individual.

With a background as a Chartered Accountant and working within KPMG and PwC, he has personally advised owner managers and company directors of over 50 companies helping to develop and achieve their growth plans.

“There are few situations that I have not encountered. I have a strong track record in helping leaders across a range of commercial experience and am undaunted by challenges. You will find me adept at identifying root causes to get a business back on track and my focus is always to support you in building the platform to realise that all-important trade sale or IPO.”

Serving the Thames Valley, Cambridge and London.

Examples of industry experience are below.

Life Sciences

Drug development and licensing• Neuro-degenerative
• Sexual dysfunction
• Pain relief
• Epilepsy
• Oncology & respiratory
Diagnostics• Diabetic test kit
Drug sales• Unlicensed medicines
Healthcare• Domiciliary care
• Private ambulance service
• Primary care properties
Medical devices• Sexual health
Equipment• Powder compaction
• Biochromatography
Services• Predicting drug therapeutic effects
• Contract sales
Accelerators• Health economics, regulatory & funding
• Sales & marketing bio-hub


Cleantech• Fibre membrane filters
• Gas sensing lasers
• Water monitoring
• Water purification
• Infinite recycled rubber
• Intelligent heat pumps
Health system• Patient records (IBD)
Applications• Brain training
• .NET App developer
SAAS• B2B web intelligence
• Workforce planning
• e-commerce platform
Software• Pharma data intelligence
• Talent management
• Knowledge management
• Multi-media
Equipment• Aircraft audio visual
• Terahertz diodes
• Photonics & quantum
• Mass spectrometry
Services• IT managed services
• Satellite imagery
• Cloud computing
• Customer contact channel
Incubator• Executive search & e-commerce services