Cecelia Fadipe

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C-F Business Links Limited

I run a specialist management consultancy practice, based in Redhill, Surrey London but work across the UK. I help SME & Start-up businesses looking to start-up or scale-up with strategy & business plans to secure funding, loans or grants for growth.

A bit about me...


I am a highly experienced strategic advisor and commercial finance professional having worked for 20+ years, as a strategic business partner to various public, private sector clients, and SME businesses. I am adept at financial management, cost assurance on infrastructure projects through commercial management, audits & training. This includes strategic advisory & business plans for funding or growth & digital transformation in SME & Start-Up businesses.


I am skilled at leading and embedding commercial & financial management risk controls within organisations, projects, or businesses. I am capable of undertaking cost assurance audits, capital projects, contracts, or cost optimisation reviews. I provide robust advisory services, benchmark, and develop policies or protocols for realising long-term strategic plans. I am also capable of delivering training and developing a leading, transformed commercially-focused business or team.

Experience & Projects

Past senior positions are Network Rail, Deloitte Consulting, Westminster Council, Ealing Council and Mott MacDonald. I have led or worked on projects of up to £1.6bn undertaken on behalf of or by Crossrail, Costain, Balfour Beatty, Vinci, Bechtel, Siemens, HSBC, Dept for Works & Pensions, Lloyds Banking Group & Willis. I have successfully helped in delivering up to £15m of cost efficiencies and minimised risks within these organisations and on these projects.

Ethos & Career Aspirations

I started my career in banking & management accounting, but I quickly moved into consulting because I aspired to do more. I founded CFBL consulting and do so more widely now as a strategic business partner providing advisory, training, policy & protocols. I drive sustainable long-term value via cost assurance audits & training on infrastructure projects. I chair a multi disciplinary industry wide steering group providing thought leadership on this topic. Finally I drive strategy, resilience & transformation in SME & Start-Up Businesses.

Key Skills

Financial Accounting | Management Accounting | Financial Planning & Analysis | Finance Transformation | Systems Implementation | Leadership | Commercial Management | Cost Assurance | Cost Audits | Cost Optimisation | Investment Appraisal & Analysis | Project Management & Control | Risk Management | Training | Strategy | Advisory

Contact Details

I am open to contracts within organisations or directly with businesses. Contact me to discover how I can help your organisation or business achieve its strategic goals and objectives.
T: 01737452323 | M: 07951722554 | E:


"“CFBLs recommendations for our 5-year strategic business plans were in line with the director’s implementation plans and were very insightful. The SWOT analysis we found to be incredibly valuable to our business.” Dr Zina Arinze, UK Chair "

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My blogs

Our top five tips to implement a strategic business plan

by Cecelia Fadipe on 1st Feb 2021

1. Review, Modify and Adapt A business plan is not set-in-stone. We believe that business plans should be transformative, sustainable, and agile in summary, be prepared to pivot the course of action and sets of decisions that...

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