SMALL businesses in Huntingdonshire that have no need of a full-time finance director can now get the advice they need on a part-time basis. FDUK, which provides experienced part-time finance directors to fast-growing businesses, has launched a new service for owner-managed businesses with the appointment of a new St Ives-based associate, Geoff Kipling, pictured. "Smaller businesses often dismiss the idea of a finance director either because of the cost, or because they believe things are all right as they are," he said. "However, an experienced finance director can add significant value to a business, helping it to achieve the best possible results and sometimes to avoid failure. FDUK associates work on a part-time basis, so the service is flexible enough for small businesses." Geoff has over 20 years experience as a finance director and has worked in a variety industry sectors including mining, engineering and manufacturing. In his most recent role, he worked with Lola Motorsport, where, as part of a broad business review, he restructured the business, outsourcing component manufacture and developing three new businesses. INFORMATION: FDUK can be contacted on 0845 145 0023, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.fduk.co.uk. Geoff Kipling is on 07941 393614.