Steve is an award-winning communications consultant with 40 years’ experience in politics, policy development and public affairs. He is a communications, campaigns and thought leadership expert.

With his unique blend of experience across the public, private and third sectors, Steve has exceptional expertise and understanding of national and local government, devolution and economics, health policy and working with charities and social enterprises.

Steve worked in various Parliamentary roles including as a political and communications adviser to a Shadow Secretary of State up to Labour’s landslide 1997 victory before moving into Public Affairs.

As a political consultant, Steve has secured major changes to UK legislation and created numerous sustained and successful cross party and cross sector campaigns.

Nicknamed “Mr Nudge” – a character trait well suited to political influencing – Steve has also previously worked as Director of Strategy for 4NW, formerly the North West Regional Assembly, and is the Deputy Director of the Smith Institute Think Tank.