Stephen established the London Learning Consortium in 2005, growing a small European Social funded project with strong South London roots, into a thriving and dynamic social enterprise with a turnover of over £4M per annum, employing his skills and passion for both enterprise and innovation. Through Stephen’s leadership, London Learning Consortium (LLC) is now one of the UK’s leading Third Sector Learning and Skills Consortia.
Stephen's business vision for the organisation has also secured third party investments as well as stimulating social enterprise. Stephen has also led on the development of market led approaches aimed at increasing the CSO share of the public service market. In 2009 he co-founded 3SC on which he serves as a board member.
In 2010 Stephen co-founded Fair Train, a new national employer workforce and apprenticeship infrastructural organisation which he leads as Chair. Prior to this, Stephen was invited to join the board of Social Firms South East serving as Director and Chairman, and has been at the forefront of social business development and contracted service delivery management at a senior and national level for both NACRO and RNIB.
Stephen’s expertise and consultancy skills are frequently called upon to deliver high level commissions for clients such as the Skills Funding Agency, HOLEX, NIACE and the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).
Stephen has a strong vocational and academic background culminating in an MBA from the University of Brighton in 2004.