Work and clients: Steve advises a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from ambitious start ups to public companies. His wide ranging experience includes sectors such as property, automotive, information technology and media. As well as attending to statutory compliance matters, Steve has considerable experience in business planning and strategy to help businesses achieve their objectives, whether to purchase a business, expand, enter new markets or formulate an effective exit strategy (including a sale).
The route to Shipleys: Trained and qualified with Baker Tilly and then spent six years as director of finance of a London based media business. Returning to practice, he was appointed a partner of Pridie Brewster which subsequently merged with PKF in January 2007. Steve joined Shipleys LLP as a principal based in Godalming in January 2008.
Memberships: Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Aim: "To help clients make and implement their plans."
Most entertaining deal or case: "Being introduced by a banker contact to a logistics business and having a feeling that I had met the proprietor somewhere before. He turned out to have lodged with my family at my house some years previously."
Proudest professional moments: "I am especially proud of my work on the private placement of a property development group which focuses on emerging markets. I led the project and saw it through to completion."
What I like about my job: "Helping create a good plan and staying involved to see it successfully implemented."
Interests outside work: Married with two children, Steve lives in Guildford. He plays bass guitar in an indie rock band and is a keen runner who has successfully completed a number of marathons. He plays golf but claims his handicap is not playing often enough!