A chartered accountant, Steven initially trained with a small, local firm before moving to PWC Newcastle. Since qualifying Steven has gained a broad range of commercial experience working in senior roles in manufacturing and engineering in North East England.
Over his career to date he has participated in a number of corporate deals involving locally based SMEs looking to grow and sell their businesses. These have including a Management Buy In (MBI), a Buy In Management Buy Out (BIMBO) and a straightforward equity purchase. On each occasion he has led/participated in the strategic growth of the business prior to successfully completing its trade sale achieving an excellent multiple of EBIT.
Steven also has considerable experience of working in Business Turnarounds, and is skilled at the preparation of Business Plans and raising finance, including Government grants.
A good communicator and a team player , he is always prepared to roll his sleeves up and get involved in the detail of resolving a problem when necessary.
When not working Steven enjoys family life, golf, football and visiting his daughter at Edinburgh University.
Steven has an honours degree in Economics and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.