Hi, I’m Steve
I succeed as a business consultant because leaders are looking for a results-oriented approach that delivers value for the specific needs of their business. Not one that is focused on billing more hours and providing off-the-shelf generic output.
My approach is value driven. My work is guaranteed, there are no fees to be paid if objectives are not met.
I’ve worked on projects together with large management consulting companies and I confess I was often frustrated with the cost control conflicts and the effort to ensure their output was relevant and valuable. And don’t get me started with the amount of times I also needed a translator for the jargon!
I’m originally from the Vale of Glamorgan, and I’m back in Wales after a 30-year career to-date, the last 21 years of which were spent in international roles.
In the first part of my career I spent 12 years at one of the worlds leading process equipment manufacturers. Beginning as a Project Engineer in the UK before taking up my first international assignment in Sydney as Project Manager for the Australasia region. I subsequently won promotion to the role of Asia Pacific Regional Marketing Manager based in Malaysia and then Indonesia.
I worked as a consultant for 3 years from 2001 to 2004 during which time I founded a successful new Indonesian environmental services start-up, quickly building a $5.5 million annual revenue within 2 years.
In 2004 I was hired by a Fortune 500 oil & gas services company, with annual revenue of $40billion, to be based in Dubai as Global Business Line Manager, tasked with starting up a new business unit.
I then moved to progressively more influential leadership positions, first as Regional Business Manager for Europe and Africa in 2010 with ownership of a $400million P&L and 700 staff operating in 34 countries.
A promotion to the USA headquarters followed in 2013, to the position of Global Marketing and Technology Manager, and subsequently to Director of Global Marketing and Communications.
Allow me to help your company by bringing my many years of business management skills and know-how to your organisation. I can help you increase business performance, achieve long-lasting profitable growth for your company and enhance your leadership skills.
Please get in touch with me today to discuss how I can help you.
I look forward to meeting you.
Let me give your company a FREE comprehensive business fitness check-up to help pinpoint solutions for the root causes of your business challenges, I will also give you some takeaway strategies and tips to implement immediately.
Every business needs support from time-to-time. Whether it’s a quick intervention or a longer-term transformation, I can help you address disruptive challenges that your business is facing. Using my extensive experience gained in many different business environments, I can offer objective advice and help you implement enduring solutions to get you back on track to success.
Every company should have long-term goals and an action plan to reach them, otherwise they risk getting stuck in a day-to-day survival mode. Setting a vision of the future and plotting a roadmap to get there will motivate your team and benefit your customers. Let me show you how to develop and successfully implement a strategic plan for your business.
Whatever business you are in, customers are your lifeblood. You need to find them, explain to them what you do, convince them you are different, then retain their business once they are onboard. With my many years of experience leading international marketing teams and I can help your company develop winning marketing strategies that work for your business.
Sales can be a tough, de-motivating job if orders are being lost and targets are not met. If your sales team is unfocused, they may be having the wrong conversations with the wrong customers while missing out on the best opportunities. I can show you how to develop a focused sales plan that will optimize the performance of your team to deliver great sales results.
Leadership is demanding. You have to keep business running smoothly, manage the occasional crisis, think strategically and create a motivational environment for your team. Objective feedback from an experienced outsider is hugely valuable. Leaders learn from leaders, let me help you with a customised plan that will work to address your weaknesses and enhance your strengths.
Launching a new business, developing a new product or creating a new service offering is potentially expensive and you need to ensure commercial success to recoup your investment. Failing to meet customer expectations can be difficult to recover from. I have extensive international experience managing commercialisations, let me help you ensure the success of your new venture.
Are you a business owner working 60+ hours per week, having poor quality time with your family and not able to take a holiday? I can help you to develop a long-term action plan to structure your business operations for enduring success, freeing up your time to focus on leveraging your unique skills. Your business will start to flourish and you will be able to get your life back!