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“Steve is an exceptional leader of teams, displaying a highly collaborative style in obtaining high levels of commitment and drawing the best out of the people who work for him. He has great energy, builds effective relationships, works with high levels of integrity & delivers results. Your ability to observe and make recommendations on the interactions between the system and individual members of the team, their performance and development needs is particularly insightful. Steve has a real talent for identifying what is actually going on in the operations you observe. I have no hesitation in recommending you as an outstanding versatile highly experienced Interim resource with both width and depth to the range of skills you offer.”

HR Director at both Barclays and Aviva UK.


“Steve’s principal responsibilities were to help my Leadership team work more effectively in creating the Change agenda, drive communications within Finance and ensure all the HR activity was effectively joined up. He reads the business agenda well and positions effective HR initiatives accordingly. I found him to be committed, hardworking and loyal. He builds effective relationships, works with high levels of integrity and delivers results.”

Finance Director. Norwich Union Life.


The difference Steve brought to the team was highly visible through the level of contribution seen by the business from the HR function. He clearly knows his subject, was a strong and effective contributor to my team and was high on integrity. He senses what managers worry about, takes this on board and then draws on his wealth of experience to offer creative and practical HR interventions that further enhance the overriding business goals.”

 Managing Director. Your Move.

Steve was brought in by Actix to establish a professional HR capability following the acquisition of the Company by the venture capitalist Summit Partners.  His role was to identify & deliver a range of HR Services to the business which had not previously employed any professional HR capability & with many managers sceptical about what HR could offer Actix.  Steve very quickly established a high level of credibility across the management team & built strong effective relationships at all levels.  He has a very clear vision of what HR can offer a business and has a very pragmatic style of how this is delivered.  I have no hesitation in recommending Steve.  He is commited, focussed and highly professional and displays a good level of commercial management acumen in addition to his wide ranging HR skill set. 


 Founder & Director. Actix

“I have called on Steve to undertake assignments within Thales on three separate occasions. He has a highly professional approach to Human Resources putting HR initiatives and interventions into the context of what the business is seeking to achieve. This provides him with a high level of personal credibility and enhances the reputation of HR within the business. Steve has built strong personal relationships with Management within the UK and France which is one of the strengths of the way he operates I have no hesitation in recommending Steve as a highly experienced and professional Interim”

HR Director Thales

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