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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Managing Tripwires...

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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

Recent Blog Posts

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

Mix It Up By The Bank Of England

So, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has made the unanimous (all its members came to the same decision) to raise the Bank Base Rate by 0.25 percentage points, to 0.75%. The Inflation Report states ‘Global developments will affect the UK through their impact on external demand... The tightening in global financial conditions [...]

Good Job – Property Development

‘I don’t envy your job on a day like today’ I’d said to the safety-jacketed, steel-booted and hard-hatted workman turning the Stop/Go notice on the hottest day of the year. ‘I don’t envy yours’ he nodded to me sitting in the car. How right he was. Planning had started my day. Not the getting-organized type, [...]

Easy Like Sunday Morning – Salience Is Golden

There is a freedom to walking away, to being able to move on with a clear mind. These are the people I work with. Looking at the usual suspects - Ads - anyone would presume that getting a mortgage or loan is quick and easy. It's quick and easy to apply, quick and easy to [...]

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