Steve has a long standing track record in business support and European funding. Until recently Steve was the United Kingdom National Contact Point for the EU funded LIFE Programme. Working with Defra as the UK lead body, Beta provided support for UK applicants through advice and guidance around the annual ‘call for applications’ process, along with additional targeted assistance around project proposal development.
Prior to this, Steve was the UK Horizon 2020 National Contact Point for SMEs, from July 2009, but has worked as a business adviser since 1990, in a variety of roles that have demanded a comprehensive range of skills, abilities, and attributes in addressing a diverse range of business issues. As a qualified, professional consultant and contract manager with experience gained over more than 25 years, the roles successfully demonstrated credibility and integrity to effectively influence added value solutions, and ensure implementation of strategic and financial plans in providing support to SMEs.