LeadershipAbout our senior staff
Principal and Founder
Michael is a seasoned financial specialist, who comes from a background that combines building engineering, project management, commercial finance and residential mortgages.
Previously to creating Step-Up Finance more than two decades ago, he worked as Senior Development Engineer for a leading UK building components manufacturer and Executive Structural Engineer for a building products manufacturer and contractor.
His quantitative and qualitative knowledge is integrated into the mix of financial understanding to contribute significant support for business owners.
Doesn’t like wasting money
Doesn’t like wasting time
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We have an unrelenting focus on delivering results
We pride ourselves on transparency and clear communication
Recent Blog Posts
Recent thoughts and opinions from Step-Up Finance’s leadership team
There was no surprise whilst reading, in the latest BoE Agents’ Report, that ‘credit availability for Corporates was generally accommodative’. However, ‘some evidence of increased discrimination in lending decisions in a toughening macroeconomic environment’ had me rubbing my chin, questioningly. Not for the smaller business or individual, but, for the giants of business since 2007, [...]
I don’t need to tell anyone that when a back is against a wall, fear levels rise, or, the default response to stress can be reaching out for the first thing that distracts from the surrounding reality. We’ve all experienced fear at some point. Stress is but fear thinly spread. I also don’t need to [...]
There are still reasonable margins to be had from developing existing property and new building. As always, start with the finances and keep in mind that summer property prices appear not to carry the same winter price tag… but they can sell quicker… Thoroughly check: 1) ‘True’ profit - Whether short, medium or [...]
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