When Steve started his international business career more than 30 years ago, handling 60 consignments per week to markets worldwide, it seemed like an enjoyable, rewarding and slightly’ sadistic’ challenge. Since then, he has worked in senior positions for companies involved in a diverse range of products and sectors, regularly visiting and establishing significant levels of profitable sales in over 30 countries. It was during a time of ‘recharging his batteries’ whilst working as a senior international trade adviser for UKTI, that he realised that with the correct attitudes and support, it should be possible for most companies to take advantage of the enormous levels of opportunities in markets worldwide. He has helped companies involved in everything from engineering, building materials, recycling and waste management, petrochemical, high value design interiors and gift products, magazine and book distribution and even glass eyes, to sell successfully overseas and still does on a daily basis.
Strategy planning and implementation
International sales and marketing
International market development
Joint ventures and establishing offices overseas
Trading globally inc export finance
New product development
Main market experience / significant live contacts:
Micro, SME, Large/PLC
Steve established his first independent company in January 2005 and has added another one since, the latter helping to maintain the name of the glass industry of his home town worldwide.
When not working, Steve dreams of skiing and keeps his feet on the ground by watching Halesowen Town FC, listening to live music, playing various sports and walking his dog, who can be seen on one of the company websites. Apparently ‘Millie’ attracts more attention than the image of Steve and his long suffering partner Anne!