As the further education sector continues to evolve, many finance professionals in the education sector can find it challenging, not to mention time consuming keeping up to date with the changes and finding good quality opportunities to network.

Here at Protocol, we’re always looking for ways to provide the best service to clients and candidates so in 2017 we decided to launch our very own ‘Finance Directors’ Club’.

The FREE club brings together like minded individuals, sharing a common interest in the future of the sector.

Member benefits include

  • Networking events with topical speakers and updates from subject specialists

  • Support with career progression and leadership development

  • Stay up to date with new legislation, technology and industry insight

  • Develop your professional skills and enhance your employability

  • Discussion forums – ask questions and share best practice

  • Save money with cost saving initiatives and introductions to industry specialists 

Ian Sackree FCCA, Chief Operating Officer at Protocol says,

“As qualified accountancy finance professionals, you and I share several things in common. We care passionately about the FE sector and making our colleges and organisations work sustainably and effectively – we take our profession and the way we do business seriously, we do things properly!

I was a senior leader at a large GFE college for nearly 10 years. During this period, just like you I was part of a team that delivered education educational excellence, expanded, merged , cut back, re-organised and generally dealt with change on a rolling basis. I loved working in FE, and still do – I get a buzz every time I visit one of your colleges but if I had to identify one thing that I didn’t do enough of it was networking with like-minded people.

This new club is for you to come together to shape issues, share advice, refresh old skills and of course to learn new ones. Powered by Protocol, this network will remain current, relevant and of interest to you. There is no cost to you ( other than your time) and like any network you will get out what you put in

I look forward to planning and delivering a wide variety of events where we can meet and continue to lead this fantastic sector.” 

2018 Finance Directors’ Club Member only Events 

These events are an exclusive opportunity for members to attend our industry talk & dinner to learn, relax and network.


Thursday 8 February 2018


Thursday 15 March 2018

North West

Wednesday 2 May 2018


Thursday 28 June 2018

To R.S.V.P Contact: Nadia Wells t: 07795 256439 e:

If you are a finance professional within the education sector who wants to join the club click here


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