Stephen Thompson has a diverse background as a Management Specialist, Marketing Copywriter, Business Turnaround Expert and Sales Trainer. He has more than 30 years’ broad and deep experience of operating at a senior level in a variety of commercial sectors, including Direct Sales, Recruitment and Training, Accounting and Finance, Personnel and Human Resources (HR), and many more!
Steve is also a career consultant and has been writing highly successful CVs and creating personal marketing tools for professionals for over 16 years. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (FIRP). A retired British Army Warrant Officer First Class (WO1), Steve also specialises and writes CVs personally for Armed Forces personnel. His final appointment in the British Army was as Regimental Bandmaster; he is an accomplished musician, classically trained conductor and teacher, and graduated from the world-famous Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall in 1985.
Previously Group Finance Director and Head of Personnel for a well-known global textile manufacturing group, he recruited, interviewed and hired at all levels, from the Boardroom to the factory floor. He subsequently managed the opposite end of the ‘curve’, implementing fair dismissals and redundancy policies. Having been engaged by two of the former “Big Six” accountancy firms to assist in winding up several manufacturing companies, Steve also has in-depth knowledge of Business Turnaround and Corporate Insolvency.