Leadership

About our senior staff

Michael Hird

Owner, Executive Advisor, and Problem Solver 

From a background of building engineering and project management, and following the impact to the construction industry in the early 1990’s, Michael mixed his sector knowledge and engaged with property finance. Having been a Senior Development Engineer and Executive Structural Engineer within manufacturing and contracting, he was also able to develop key strength and knowledge of business finance.

His quantitative and qualitative knowledge and experience of financial solutions was built upon and has contributed to, significant insight and support for business owners, sole traders, landlords, freelancers…. and their families.

A seasoned specialist in business and property finance, with a twist of independence, he now deals with alternative and less well-known, as well as major player finance providers.

 

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Doesn’t like wasting money

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Doesn’t like wasting time

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`Risk comes with not knowing what you’re doing’ – Warren Buffet

Innovative Ideas

`Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people’ – Steve Jobs

Performance-driven

` Plan, Strategy, Review’ – Step-Up Finance

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Clear Communication

`The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me’ – Ayn Rand

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End Of Year Economic Report

The recent BoE’s summary, from their Agent’s economic reports (referring to October and November) showed an unsurprising weakening in the growth of retail sales, uncertainty relating to Brexit and a subdued housing market with weighed on demand. There was mixed demand from suppliers to the construction sector with some reporting continued growth in demand for [...]

A Good Year For The Pied Piper

    I’ve just consumed a half-packet of Mint Oreos and could easily munch my way through the other half during the afternoon. Cold weather and carbs are the essences of a UK winter. As my thoughts turn to a couple of days of treats not usually found in the kitchen cupboards, I’m reminded of [...]

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