Leadership

About our senior staff

Michael Hird

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.

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Doesn’t like wasting money

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Doesn’t like wasting time

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The essence of which is getting the job done right

Innovative Ideas

Our thinking caps come in various shapes and sizes

Performance-driven

We have an unrelenting focus on delivering results

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Clear Communication

We pride ourselves on transparency and clear communication

Recent Blog Posts

Recent thoughts and opinions from Step-Up Finance’s leadership team

Reality Check – Don’t Ask Me To Lie

The finance news trundles on, each day offering something new which, for most going about their day, is irrelevant beyond the headline. Excepting when someone decides they’re ready to make their move with a lender, the comings and goings of finance worlds don’t come near the reality check news of un-imagined tragedy. The headlines create [...]

Bank Of England Inflation Report Summary

Similar to central Bank’s quarterly forecasts, BoE's latest Agent Report shows consumer spending power had been hit by higher prices, and manufacturing export growth had risen which ‘mostly reflected the effects of the earlier decline in sterling’, also reflected in consumer goods price inflation markedly picking up through supply chains and into retail prices. Credit [...]

Sharpening Independent Business

The way we view the world is from experience; such are the shape-shifting times of a digital age. It takes time to establish a business - Running one is complicated and when a challenge has been overcome and everything is working smoothly, there is a reluctance to change a process because its deemed unnecessary, even [...]

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