Stephen has spent 40 years in industry, the last 30 as Managing Director/Chief Executive. /He has managed companies that were divisions of PLCs, such as Allied Bakeries and Greggs. He has also managed several private/family owned SMEs.
Stephen’s experience is in manufacturing , in both retail and wholesale. His primary expertise is in leading turnarounds and has considerable knowledge of virtually all aspects of business management. He has direct experience in the formulation and implementation of strategy, business development, structure, distribution, resources, controls, policy and procedures and negotiation. He has instigated and managed a number of multi £m capital investment projects.
His experience includes setting up reciprocal trading with other European manufacturers as well as building export sales. His last company exported to 25 countries and won The Queen’s Award for International Trade.
Stephen has experience in managing family owned companies where the future health and success of the business was as much to do with family stability as to commercial issues. /He is particularly good in people areas and has the ability to build trust at all levels. He also has a sense of humour!
Stephen spent most of his career rebuilding businesses and creating highly respected companies with long term stability/profitability and highly motivated management and staff. He joined NXD so that he can continue to add value, be it now in an advisory/non executive role.
- Business Development
- Sales & Marketing
- Industrial, Chemical & Engineering
- Retail & Consumer Goods