Stephen joined the Group in 2019 as an Investment Manager for the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) team, focusing on proof of concept and early stage opportunities. Stephen is also a member of the Mercia O2 Committee – offering the benefits of diverse opinions, ideas and points of view.
Graduating from Loughborough University, Stephen has spent the last 10 years supporting Midlands-based businesses in a finance capacity. Prior to joining the Group, Stephen was an investor at the Housing Growth Partnership, investing in small and mid-sized housebuilders across the Midlands. Stephen has also spent time in the Midlands office of Lloyds Bank’s leverage finance team, working on acquisition facilities to support private equity buy outs across a multitude of sectors including telecoms, media and technology, manufacturing, leisure, education, and oil and gas.