We’re a friendly lot here at UKSE. Our focus is on helping businesses in steel areas with investments, loans and premises. We’ve been doing that since 1975. We aren’t stopping anytime soon.
Who we are.
/ Head Office
Managing Director / Head Office
Simon was appointed Managing Director in 2013. He brought wide experience in business banking and management to UKSE when he joined, and headed the UKSE teams in the North of England region and Scotland for several years. During that time, he oversaw both the investment and property functions, including the development of the two multi-million pound Innovation Centres on Teesside.
Matt was appointed as Investment Director in 2013 and is responsible for overseeing UKSE’s investment activities. After working for our parent company as an accountant, he joined UKSE in 2003 and has many years of experience assisting businesses realise their growth potential.
Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment and corporate banking transactions. Nick worked in private practice before joining UKSE in 2017 and is responsible for providing legal advice to UKSE on its equity and debt investments.
Michael has a background in finance and technology. He qualified as an accountant in 2017 and went on to work in a start-up business. He then joined UKSE in 2020, where he works alongside Matt and Nick in the investment team in Head Office.
Laura joined UKSE in February 2003. As Office Administrator she is responsible for the administration in Head Office. Laura keeps everything ticking with her coordination of office activities and operations to make sure everything is efficient, organised and in line with our company policies.
Terry joined UKSE in 2020, bringing with him experience from the banking and public sectors. He works alongside Scott on both investment and workspace matters and is based at Grovewood Business Centre.
Peter is a Chartered Accountant with corporate finance experience and also a former corporate bank manager. Peter works alongside Sarah in both property and finance matters across Tees Valley, Derwentside and West Cumbria.
Diane joined UKSE after working for a former tenant that was based at the Innovation Centre for several years. She brings a wealth of experience from various sectors and is now involved in the day to day operations of the Kirkleatham centre.
Sharon joined UKSE in 2022 and is part of the administration team at the Kirkleatham Innovation Centre. Sharon is involved in all aspects of the day-to day running of the Centre and brings a wealth of customer service experience to the role.
Alex is a recent addition to the team in the North, primarily working at the Innovation Centre in Hartlepool. Alex is experienced in customer service with previous roles in the public and private sectors
/ Yorkshire & Humber
Area Manager / Yorkshire & Humber
Steve joined UKSE in 2021. He has over 30 years’ experience of lending to businesses across a range of sizes and sectors. His principle role is providing equity and debt investments to companies in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Pete joined UKSE in 2022 having previously worked in Corporate Finance, bringing a decade of experience advising business owners across all aspects of M&A and fundraising. He is responsible for the provision of debt and equity investments to SMEs within the Yorkshire and Humber Region.
Glyn has a long career of working with small businesses initially as a Business Bank Manager and then as a Business Adviser, before joining UKSE in 2008 as a Regional Investment Executive. He took over as Area Manager in 2016, then became Regional Manager in 2022, with responsibility for investment and property matters across the Welsh region. Please contact Glyn on 02920 471122.
Rob joined UKSE in 2023. He has over 35 years’ experience of lending to businesses across a range of sizes and sectors. His principal role is providing equity and debt investments to companies in our Welsh region. You can get hold of Rob on 07840 720269.
Howard has worked with small businesses for the last 30 years, initially starting in banking sector and then moved into the business support arena as a Business Adviser and a Regional Business Manager. He joined UKSE in 2022 and his primary role is the provision of loan and equity funding to SMEs within our Welsh region. Please contact Howard on 02920 471122.
Steve started his working life at HSBC and has been looking after the funding needs of businesses across the Midlands for 30 years. Along the way he has been involved in running his own businesses, undertaken an MBO and also worked in corporate finance advisory. His role at UKSE is providing equity and debt investments to companies in the Midlands. You can get hold of Steve on 07966 680532.