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An adaptable Director and Financial specialist with a proven history of success in driving strategic development and growth across a range of sectors. A unique industry insight has facilitated Steven with an acute commercial awareness, enabling him to navigate complex markets and cultures, whilst ensuring stability and quality. Both a skilled leader and supportive mentor, he has built, mobilised and direct a range of teams, whilst motivating and empowering his workforce to deliver services, processes and products effectively. An adept communicator and trusted collaborator, Steven has liaised and managed the expectations of stakeholders, whilst negotiating successfully at Senior level to secure valuable results.
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Enterprise Advisor - Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub May 2018 – Present
Providing guidance on strategic and governor relations on curriculum, project and funding opportunities, in order to build a consensus between enterprise and employees.
Liaising with the Heads of curriculum and presenting to the Board, to devise effective strategies and implement projects which encourage professional development within students.
Advising on how the school can attain benchmarks and collaborating with stakeholders and local community partners to improve educational standards and increase the school’s overall success.
Navigating funding & demographic challenges and participating in local business planning events to expose students to industry professionals and employees.
Providing the Board with industry, entrepreneurial and local insight to align a values approach with educational objectives and further quality standards.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
Establishing, developing and overseeing the functions of a family-run Healthcare at home provider, responsible for delivering products and processes to the highest quality.
Designing and implementing strategic initiatives through commercial, operational and partnership management to increase market share and drive rapid organic growth.
Building, mobilising and directing over 115 staff, providing services to over 270 client and embedding a culture of robust delivery and high-performance.
Liaising with major clients and stakeholders in the public sector with long-term agreements valued at £2.5m annually.
Managing cashflow, cost control and full P&L responsibilities, utilising a multi-million budget to exceed revenue goals and increasing turnover growth by 150%.
Forming and maintaining relationships within the local community, securing framework contracts with Warwickshire County Council, Coventry City Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group.
Ensuring strong governance structures, by identifying risk, creating and applying auditing and quality monitoring systems and facilitating an environment of compliance through training.
Achieved a CQC ‘Good’ rating and tailored the feedback to lead improvements, securing an ‘Outstanding’ status and recognised as an iCare Ambassador within the sector.
Acted in an advisory capacity as Marketing Consultant at Yell.com, providing guidance to over 450 clients on strategies development, brand awareness promotion and profitability.
Oversaw a portfolio of over 300 business accounts with annual turnovers of over £3m, conducted risk assessments and established key relationships with local professionals & organisations as Business Manager at Barclays Bank.
Engaged at Board level, to expand and further the understanding of financial strategies.
Recognised as Top 5 nationally for Barclaycard sales and ranked within the top 10% for performance in 2009 & 2010.