First ever issue of Financial Director

Read extracts from our first-ever issue of Financial Director, published 25 years ago, by clicking here.

You will be amazed at how much some things have changed in 25 years – and at a few things that haven’t changed at all!

Here’s the highlights of what you’ll find when you download this extract from our launch issue:

  • Our first-ever FD interview – with the finance director of the not-yet-privatised British Telecom
  • A look at a survey in which FDs were opposed to international accounting standards
  • Proposals to merge Price Waterhouse and Deloitte Haskins & Sells – a merger that didn’t actually take place. (Or did it? Many years later, Deloitte’s UK arm merged with Coopers & Lybrand – and we know what happened to it!)
  • Why mergers and acquisitions can be dangerous – for FDs.
  • And Woolworths chief executive Geoffrey Mulcahy talks about why FDs are so important
  • One more thing: you’ll love the ads

Financial Director launched in 1984 under the title Financial Decisions, and was renamed in 1990 to more accurately reflect our readership.

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