Steve Holton  BSc  MBA

Steve has 30 years' experience in managing manufacturing and high-tech operations, ranging from large corporates to SMEs. He has a track record of improving efficiencies, processes, taking out costs and building strong teams within manufacturing, and has an inspirational and hands-on management style.

He worked at Director level for three years in the public sector, for The East of England Development Agency. He also worked as CEO running a high technology manufacturing and consulting company, from start-up to £4m turnover.

Having experience in starting up enterprises, Steve has wide knowledge of the needs of an SME in terms of sales and marketing, legal, financial, HR, operations and corporate governance.

Steve has been instrumental in taking companies from the embryonic stages through to development and business growth. Steve has a wealth of experience in exploring funding options from banks, UK Government Schemes, the European Union, private individuals and VC funding.

He is internationally experienced having worked as a consultant on Operations in France, The Netherlands and Germany as well as the UK.

He is able to assist your management team by looking ways to increase revenue and reduce costs, assessing where the greatest added-value takes place, and will challenge you to review alternative tactics for non-core operations. He is a strong advocate of financial accountability, team building and process improvement and uses a consultative style to find solutions and change cultures

Steve holds a BSc in chemistry from University College London, and an MBA in business strategy from The Open University Business School.