Steve is the Group Financial Director at SCA Group and has held a number of Directorships since 1994, first at Sunseeker Finance (Sunseeker Intl (Boats)) – Steve created a unique off balance sheet funding solution for Sunseeker with facilities of £12m. Steve was the Group FD at George & Harding Construction from 1999 till 2007, the group were one of Travelodges main contractors and the largest project was the £8m Travelodge at Heathrow.
Steve created and was MD of Accounting 4 Business until it became part of the Bright Star Group on 22nd June 2010, prior to that it built up a client base of over 500 clients across most sectors of business – Restaurants to Consultants, Manufacturing to Networking Groups. After the Sale the business became Bicknell Business Advisers.
CIMA have appointed Steve as a Panel Assessor for Practising Certificates (part of their Professional Standards Board).
“Steve has supported CIMA in the role of member the Panel of Practising Certificate Assessors since September 2010. He has shown a great deal of knowledge in both managing an accountancy practice and the regulatory requirements of being a CIMA member in practice. Steve has taken to the online assessment process with ease and always completes assessments thoroughly and in a timely manner. He is always calm and good natured and a pleasure to work with.”
— Razia Begum, CIMA
Steve is highly skilled in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and through his company implemented many systems, his role was systems specification and design, workshops and training and he worked as a sub-contractor to Tekton (now Sage) and Blue Chip Data Systems. The largest project was for Flemings a 250million euro turnover business based in the Republic of Ireland.
“Steve is ahead of the game when it comes to smart financial tactics, both in the SME and corporate environment. His financial knowledge, commercial experience and where and how to use it with maximum effectiveness, makes him a powerful asset, if you can manage to get him.”
— Stephen Bardner, Blue Chip Business Solutions
Steve (BBA) was a Business Development Manager with Bartercard, and Accounting 4 Business were a Top Trader several times and generating over £200k in trade through Bartercard. In February, March and April 2011 Steve was presented with awards for being the top Bartercard UK Business Development Manager.
Steve has recently been involved in a bid for UKCES Funding as part of his work at SCA Group
“Steve became aware and quickly recognised an opportunity to apply for £1m of government vocational training funding (available via UKCES Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and he rapidly developed the plan and the strategy to submit a qualifying bid.
Steve then engaged and ultimately secured support from an impressive consortium including Navitus Bay Wind Park, Dorset LEP, Weymouth College, Bromfield Consultancy, RNLI, Portland Port, UKSA, Prospects, Renewable Training Network, Career Transition Partnership (UK Forces) thus enabling the SCA Group to lead the funding bid which if successful would re skill over a 1000 workers for the renewable energy and support sector.
All the aforementioned was completed in an extremely short timeframe confirming his ability to manage both internal and external resources effectively and efficiently to achieving a time bound common goal.”
- Ian Miles, Director at the Bromfield Consultancy
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