Officially the world’s most highly rated advisor to accountants, Steve is a best-selling author, dynamic speaker and founder of Accountants Changing the World and the AVN association of proactive UK accountants.
He is the creator of improveyourpractice.co.uk, the free step-by-step programme for helping accountants become more profitable by serving clients better than ever before.
His books for accountants include “Your blueprint for a better accountancy practice”, “Your Blueprint for a better tax practice” and “The UK’s best accountancy practices”, which ICAEW President Mark Spofforth describes on the dust jacket as “brilliant”.
And his other books include “101 ways to make more profits”, “Stress proof your business and your life”, “How to build a better business and make more money”, and “Better business, Better life, Better world”.
In 2012 he was named “The world’s most highly rated advisor to accountants” in recognition of the fact that he has more recommendations (now over 500) on LinkedIn than any other adviser. Those recommendations also make him the most highly rated accountant in the world.
In 2013 he led the research team that carried out the world’s largest ever study of bank referrals that resulted in the highly acclaimed report “How to build more profitable referral relationships between accountants and bankers”.
In 2015 he was shortlisted by AccountingWeb for the first ever “Outstanding Contribution to Accounting” award in the UK.
2016 saw the publication of his book, “The World’s Most Inspiring Accountants”, which has been described by other practice development gurus a “masterpiece”, “ground-breaking” and “desperately needed”.
In 2017 he launched the free “Get and Give A Million” initiative to help accountants across the world, and continued researching his most important book, “The world’s best accountancy practices”, which will be published in 2018.
Steve is also the founder of the not-for-profit “Accountants Changing the World” movement, which since its launch in 2012 has helped to make life better for over 7.7 million people in need. And he is a former Accountancy Age UK ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’
Outside of work he has been married (to an accountant) for 33 years, has three adult children and lives in Yorkshire. His hobbies include playing tennis badly, and playing blues guitar terribly.
Steve and his businesses have won 14 major business awards, including:
- World’s most highly rated advisor to accountants (The Accountants Club)
- UK Entrepreneur of the Year (Accountancy Age)
- Contributor of the Year (Accountingweb)
- Hertfordshire Business Personality of The Year (Business Link)
- Vision 100 Index – as one of the 100 most visionary organisations in the UK