Steve is one of The Surrey & Sussex HR Forum’s most popular contributors. Whether face-to-face or virtual, his sessions are always engaging as he has a very unique style that mixes a logical structure with many sideways views. His direct, knowledgable, often dry-humoured style along with his plethora of stats ensures that you sit up and listen - I always have ‘light-bulb moments’ at his sessions and come back wanting to implement or tackle something he has covered! 

Tanya Recruitment Consultant

 I unhesitatingly recommend his services. Top speaker, top expert, top advice. 

Craig HR Information Specialist

 I first saw Steve speak in 2023, and was struck by his presentation style which captivated the audience. Steve has since spoken at an event I organised on Financial Health & Employee Wellbeing, a topic he clearly has immense knowledge on. I can personally attest to his acumen when it comes to delivering flawless and highly informed presentations, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Steve as a speaker or as a public speaking expert. 

Jen Deputy CEO

 I've known Steve for many years and have used his skills and services in almost every role I've undertaken during that period. Why? Because he is impressively knowledgeable in his subject field, honest, immensely professional in his approach, holds and works within a strong value set...and knows how to make a potentially dry subject entertaining and informative for his audience...be that 1:1 or in a presentation forum. I value him both as an expert in his field and as a professional advisor. 

Sue HR Director

 Steve is one of the most forthright, engaging and honest speakers in the employee benefits community. He combines a broad knowledge of the benefits landscape with an empathy for the day to day realities faced by employers, making him one of the most balanced, perceptive and practical thinkers in the industry. 

John Editor

 I always look forward to working with Steve, and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him. 

Karen Events Manager

 Steve is one of the most inspirational keynote speaker and thought leader on all things employee benefits. I've enjoyed working with him and listening to his hilarious presentations, often turning what may be a dry subject (sorry, all you benefit gurus) into a interesting and often very funny narrative. He brings boundless enthusiasm to everything he does and delivers high standards by his exceptional execution. I would always seek his counsel as he has a wealth of knowledge and is genuinely a great guy. 

Oonagh Group People Director

 His presentations are engaging, informative and entertaining while shining a light on key aspects of the industry. 

Owain Editor

 Steve is an engaging and knowledgeable thought leader and his presentations are always interesting and engaging. 

Ian Head of HR

 Steve is a natural public speaker and a consummate professional. He combines a deep and practical knowledge of the employee benefits market with a capacity to engage and entertain. Steve is highly personable and always a pleasure to work with. 

Barry Managing Director

 I have known Steve for over a decade now, and have worked with him on employee benefits, pension and salary sacrifice projects. He has also trained employees on presentation skills. His knowledge is incredible, and he does not over complicate his explanations. He makes it easy to understand. He always makes himself available for advice, and I have learnt so much from him. I attend his seminars, as often as I am able, and he always delivers excellent information with humour. I couldn’t recommend him more highly! 

Sue Office Manager

 Steve is extremely easy to talk to and has that happy knack of being able to take complex issues and to explain them in plain English. As a presenter he is just as strong and makes dry subjects both interesting and memorable. 

Pete Executive Coach

 His dedication and passion lie behind our normally sold-out seminars which are a testament to his everyman delivery well known to not only inform but entertain. An excellent communicator, Steve has that rare ability to cut through red tape and make tough subjects easy to understand and act upon. A pleasure to work with. 

Gina Life, Executive & Business Coach

 I have had the pleasure of presenting with Steve on a regular basis and his knowledge of pensions and employee benefits is second to none. Not only does he have the technical knowledge, he also is adept at delivering the information to a diverse audience. His contacts within the industry mean that he is often ahead of the curve on changes to pensions/employee benefits policy. 

Matt Employment Law Partner

 I have attended many seminars organised by Steve and cannot praise him and his work enough. Steve is very knowledgeable, approachable, witty and is able to engage any audience. 

Egle Senior People Manager

 His grasp of legislation; its impact on the business consumer and his related recommendations are second to none. He is also a fluent and entertaining speaker. I heartily recommend him to all - you will not be disappointed. 

Keith Consultant

 Steve gave training on presentation skills. I have never had presentation training before so found this most helpful and informative. Steve's approach was very professional. He is very personable and I felt very comfortable throughout the whole session. I could ask any questions and did not feel intimidated with Steve response. I also benefited from the one to one session, which i could ask any questions. 

Emma Client Delivery Co-Ordinator

 I've had the pleasure of working with Steve over many years and have been consistently impressed by his deep knowledge and engaging communication style. Steve's expertise in these fields is truly remarkable, and he has the unique ability to make complex topics easily understandable. His captivating and witty keynote speeches keep audiences engaged, even on the most challenging HR and benefits topics. 

John Group Director & Company Secretary

 Whether providing commentary on the latest industry changes, writing in-depth articles or speaking at events, he delivers his extensive knowledge in a concise and clear manner that engages readers and audiences alike. 

Dawn Content Editor

 Steve has the rare quality that he always knows everything about his topics and he is a pleasure to work with. 

Elizabeth Head of HR