Steve is responsible for supporting the commercial development of Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership.

These wide ranging activities can be as diverse as leadership and coaching, school development and access to the highest specification technical equipment.

Steve also leads on the University‚Äôs Knowledge Transfer Partnership service. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through accessing the knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.

Steve is equally active in supporting both the Cumbrian and Lancashire business community access the facilities, skills and expertise of the university, and is ambassador of The Chamber North Lancashire.

Steve brings with him experience from a diverse career that began in shipping and logistics, and has included HR, sales and, for the last 15 years, management and business development in a variety of universities in the North West.

Qualifications and memberships

York St John University, York - History

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development - Postgraduate - Business Management