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Steve Lloyd FCA MBA

An energetic, high achieving Finance Director who sets exacting standards for himself and his team. Steve has effectively applied his strong commercial acumen in driving rapid growth in all the businesses with which he's been associated.

He ensures the finance function provides a high quality & cost effective service while he supports the board in decision taking, strategic planning and dealing with outside advisers

Career Outline:

Professional training: Steve qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, passing all exams at the first attempt.

Career in business: After qualifying, he climbed the corporate ladder, gaining experience in manufacturing, distribution and finance industries with blue chip companies including GKN, Courtaulds & Lloyds TSB.

His experience encompasses all aspects of financial management. He organised an MBO, several acquisitions, IT implementations and cost reduction programmes.

Academic prowess: To enhance his management skills, he took an MBA with the Open University, graduating in 2001.

Finance Director: He has held several full time CFO roles. In the most recent, he took a start-up food manufacturer to European market leadership with a turnover of £30m in 5 years.

Portfolio career: Since 2006, he has been working for a range of businesses on a portfolio basis. Key achievements on behalf of his clients have included:-

- Raising £14m of private equity capital.
- Managing 125% growth in two years while reducing administrative overheads and tax bills.
- Turning a charity around from the edge of insolvency to a prosperous future
- Installing IT systems in several different companies.

Personal life: Steve lives in Solihull & is married with two teenage children. In his spare time he enjoys squash and is Chair of a school board.

Telephone: 0121 371 0649

Mobile: 07989 971 985

Testimonials

Expert coaching

“Steve has helped me to set up and run my own business by providing me with expert coaching and procedures in order for me to run the financial aspect of my business effectively.”

Paul Cherry, Director · Beechwood Computer Systems

Professional and well respected

“Steve was Financial Director when I was called in to look at a number of SAP Payroll issues the company had. I found Steve to be a hands on leader whilst giving me a free reign to get on with the job I was brought in to do. Steve is very professional and well respected, this was evident by the way his staff spoke about him. My time at Mission Foods whilst Steve was FD was very pleasurable and I would not hesitate to work with Steve again.”

Hulett McKenzie, Senior SAP Consultant · HLM Consulting

Professional and ethical

“Steve executed his responsibilities in a professional and ethical manner. He took great strides to understand the business operations which showed by doing an excellent job of keeping me informed of transactions which could have a US and /or UK tax impact. Steve was a pleasure to work with from a professional and personal level.”

Jean Roscovius, Tax Director · Gruma

A charismatic leader

“Steve is a charismatic leader who never fails to inspire those working under him. He is a detail-oriented director who watches the balance sheet like a hawk without losing sight of the strategic objectives.”

Wee Lee Tee, Buyer · Mission Foods

A strong leader

“Steve is a strong leader, equally effective at strategic thinking and operational excellence. Very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and results oriented. It was my pleasure to work with Steve.”

Octavio Robles, Manager, SAP FI/CO/HR Implementation · Gruma

An experienced FD

“Steve is an experienced FD equally at home in the corporate or SME sectors. During a period when Steve was considering his initiative to start Cicero I had the privilege of acting as a career adviser. I never doubted that his move to start Cicero would have a very successful outcome, as it has.”

Martin Gower, Chief Executive · Executive Mentoring (UK) Ltd

A very diligent professional

“Steve is a very diligent professional, who kept tight control over the numbers and was great to work with.”

Susan Alexander, HR Manager · Mission Foods

A highly professional individual

Steve is a highly professional individual who is immensely driven to bring success to everything he puts his hand to.

He's someone I'd recommend for any future business transactions.

Doug Bromley, Director · Essential Systems

Manages with Good Humour

Steve managed a gregarious entrepreneur with good humour and patience through a lengthy financial transaction.

Pete Clarke, Director · ISIS EP LLP

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