Steve Bell
Scaleup Director

A chartered certified accountant, Steve possesses an extensive track record of financial leadership and a time-served understanding of developing a business across an international landscape.

Steve gained his degree at Sheffield University before moving into the world of finance, qualifying as a certified accountant whilst working as an auditor for Ernst & Young. From there he moved into industry, spending time in the manufacturing, marketing, and service industries.

Much of Steve’s experience was gained in his most recent role as European Finance Director for a global medical device company, overseeing EMEA revenue growth from $15m to $158m over a 15-year timeframe. This growth involved international organisational planning and development, navigating various approaches to accessing international markets and close involvement with the acquisition of a distributor in Italy and a competitor in Germany.

His time in the med tech world also included exposure to the regulatory aspects of the medical device market, close involvement with a major ERP implementation (SAP) and ownership of the movement of goods function across the EMEA region.

Outside of business, Steve is a qualified yoga teacher who greatly enjoys bringing the benefits of yoga to his students. He also loves to travel, and inexplicably continues to play golf despite the sport’s endless frustrations.

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