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

Drifting In Business And Marriage

Welcome January - The month where bad things are put to bed and good things can be hoped for. The month that follows festive activities which are sometimes joined at the hip with pressure and stress, and consequently the month where I hear about at least one relationship breakdown and resultant property or family home [...]

Finance: Time To Make It Work

Attracting funding for specialist business, high-risk business, profitable business, stagnant business, developing business, cost-cutting business, young business, an established business (the list goes on) is always difficult. Lenders seek out problems and challenge where they are placing their money…. And there are gaps… where few or no lenders are willing to take the risk. For [...]

T’was The Night Before Business

T'was the night before Business, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even the PC mouse; The stocking finance, put aside with care, In hopes that exposure was no longer there. The bank managers nestled all snug in their beds, Visions of sweet deals dancing in their heads; And the drama [...]

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