Steve Johnson MBA FCCA – Principal, Northern Home Counties
With an inbred understanding of the nuances of the SME environment, Steve is well placed to support FD Centre clients in a variety of industries and across a broad spectrum of financial areas.
Steve qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1989, and completed his MBA in 1992 at Henley Management College. He initially trained in public practice but preferring to work at the “sharp end”, soon moved career into more commercial roles.
Spending 14 years working in the automotive / car rental industry, Steve gained experience of good cash flow and debt management, acquisitions and divestments as well as working closely with banks, franchisees, private equity and other investors. 11 years in the recruitment industry working for the global market leader, saw Steve lead business expansion projects, cost reduction programmes as well as heading up a healthcare subsidiary as MD.
Steve also operates a home based private internet business selling children’s party games and so understands the many challenges and opportunities of both the SME and internet worlds.
Married, with 2 children, Steve enjoys playing tennis and golf as well as watching football. Steve is a qualified self defence / kung fu instructor.