Founder and Chairman
Inspirational Development Group (IDG)
Stephen is founder and chairman of the Inspirational Development Group (IDG) - a Global leadership and management performance consultancy, with offices in the UK, India, Middle East & South Africa, who work with a number of organisations to create measurable and sustainable change in individual and organisational behaviour. Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He worked for Deloitte and then became Chairman and CEO of a UK USM company and took this company to a full listing on the main UK Stock Exchange. The Group was sold in 2000 to a large US Corporation now owned by Warren Buffett. In the 10 years of his tenure, he effected almost 30 acquisitions and disposals and had 9 boards reporting to him. Stephen founded Buckingham Corporate Finance, an M&A boutique specialising in mid-market transactions. In the same year, 2000, he also founded the IDG. IDG has a partnering agreement with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst giving it access to the physical and intellectual facilities available at this world renowned Leadership Institution. He is an experienced and well known speaker, particularly on business and financial topics, and has written a book and numerous published articles.