Steven Simpson In 60 Seconds

A commercially and strategically focused, main board level Finance Director / CFO with 25 years’ experience in the North East of England manufacturing and engineering sectors.
I have strong M&A credentials having participated in a number of corporate deals involving locally based SMEs looking to grow and sell their businesses.
Outside of work I enjoy golf, tennis , travel and family life.

Specialist Skills

Exit Planning

Corporate Finance

Business Planning

Executive Coaching

Management Information

Track Record Highlights

  • Having left PWC to go into industry in 1996 I joined VC backed Voyager Foods as FD and later became MD. In six years we doubled the company's sales to £20m and grew profit profit six fold to £2.4m.
  • In 2001 our achievements at Voyager Foods were recognised by a number of business awards, most notably that of North East Company of the Year.
  • In 2002 we successfully marketed the business and sold its cooked sauces division to Irish conglomerate Kerry Foods, before selling the cooked poultry division a year later.
  • As FD of Gateshead based Responsive Engineering Group, I led the strategy for growth with the MD and Chairman and we grew the business's sales from £6m pa to £20m and profits from £450k to £3m.
  • I Successfully led the exit of Responsive Engineering via its sale to Reece Group in 2013 for an excellent profits multiple.

Sector Experience

  • manufacturing-transport-logistics Food
  • engineering
  • property-real-estate
  • technology-media-telecoms

What's next?

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