Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981 with Grant Thornton.
In 2000 he was co-founder and Finance Director of a technology start up company which in 2005 achieved a flotation on AIM. In 2007 the company achieved a successful trade sale.
Prior to that he was Finance Director of a number of operating companies within the Sanderson Group, a fully-listed software and services group. Stephen was also Company Secretary of the parent company and had significant involvement in the group accounting and reporting function. Prior to joining the Sanderson Group, Stephen was Financial Controller of a large subsidiary of the Hanson group.
Since 2007 he has been working in an advisory capacity with businesses seeking growth, capital raising or an exit strategy.