Steven works in partnership with business and key stakeholders to promote the area as the location of choice for all sizes of businesses – one where they can innovate, grow and export from. Our priority sectors are: Life Sciences & Healthcare, AgriTech, Advanced Manufacturing, Digital and Logistics.
Steven led the wide consortium that secured and delivered on time the East of England Science & Innovation Audit (SIA), published by BEIS 09/17.
Previously Head of Innovation for the EEDA as part of their Senior Management Team, he led an expert team of programme managers. As EEDA lead on Norwich Research Park, Steven served on the BBSRC ‘TGAC’ Project Board to create a new national genomics research facility, recently renamed The Earlham Institute.
Earlier he worked in technology transfer, including setting up and growing the Bristol Enterprise Network, after leading The British Prime Minister’s Initiative for Vocational Training in Russia.
He has extensive experience at director level in public and private sectors, and was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in 1991.
Elected FRSA and a Policy Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) at the University of Cambridge (both in 2016), Steven is a Freeman of the City of London and Upper Warden of The Worshipful Company of Farriers, founded in 1356 and still focused on the welfare of the horse, with associated charitable and educational activities.
He is also passionate about helping our client organisations make the very best connections to help them grow.