LeadershipAbout our senior staff
Owner, Consultant and Problem Solver
From a background of building engineering, project management, development and Certification, Michael then 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 SME’s, Business Owners, Sole Traders, Landlords, Freelancers…. and their families.
A seasoned specialist in business and property finance, with a twist of Independence, he deals with alternative and less well-known, as well as major player finance providers.
Michael has served as both Regional Chair and member of CIOB Professional Practice Board, been a platform speaker at the London Stock Exchange on Data Security within Financial Services, and has worked with the BBC and Radio 4 on finance and mortgage related topics.
Doesn’t like wasting money
Doesn’t like wasting time
`Risk comes with not knowing what you’re doing’ – Warren Buffet
`Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people’ – Steve Jobs
` Plan, Strategy, Review’ – Step-Up Finance
`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
https://www.stepupfinance.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ready-finance.mp3 Download the MP3 here Relentlessly flipping the table, the effects of C19s’forward march continues. Rightly everyone is focusing on staying safe and healthy, however, I know it’s not only those in business, those with the responsibility of employees and our keyworkers who have concerns about juggling the impact of financial strain and uncertainty. [...]
As we enter our third week of National lockdown, I wanted to update and share information on what’s being done by SUF to support others who may benefit from some help. Don’t be afraid to ask a question - There’s no barrier to anyone accessing Independent advice I know (especially for a busy business assisting [...]
I was listening to someone talking about Covid-19 and (again) the metaphor of War was being used. Little wonder with the lockdowns, the queuing, the rationing, the checkpoints and the war-talk of Presidents, Prime Ministers and prices. A war chest of loans is being brought out to fight the financial difficulties for businesses – I’m [...]
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