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
A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is, in simple terms, a property rented out to at least 3 people who are not from one ‘household’ (a single household with members of the same family), but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen. It’s sometimes called a `house share’. Gov.UK A HMO is considered small [...]
I’ll hold my hands up – I’ve ‘signed’ Agreements without reading the small print. Foolish? Yes. Have I got caught out? Not thus far (insert grimacing Emoji) I am referring to the myriad of ‘I Agree’ website check-boxes with their enclosed small print the length of a holiday book beach read. Not dissimilar to financial [...]
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, [...]
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