Following thorough BBC training and several years of experience working with some of the world’s biggest media outlets including CNN, Steve can write, direct and present films to international broadcast standards.
As a barrister specialising in criminal defence and family litigation for the first decade of his career, Steve appeared on behalf of thousands of clients in Britain’s highest courts. Always thinking on his feet and often under intense pressure, he had to react swiftly and calmly to unexpected turns in very complex cases with the highest stakes.
Steve formulated detailed submissions of law to persuade judges; and he used clear, engaging language to help juries understand essential points more easily. Developing incisive analytical skills and advanced communication techniques, he learned to distil vital details quickly, then cross-examine all types of witnesses judiciously.
By representing demanding clients who were facing the most serious allegations – including murder – Steve also gained mature insights into social dynamics; and this seasoned perspective helps him to work diplomatically and communicate effectively with all kinds of people, even in the most stressful situations.
Inspired by a love of travel to expand his horizons beyond courtroom battlefields, Steve moved into the media world by taking a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism; while studying he was noticed and recruited by the BBC, then trained extensively in television production, screenwriting and presenting to appear frequently in the BBC One programmes ‘Spotlight’ and ‘The Politics Show’.
Working together with ex-SAS survival expert and author Chris Ryan, Steve also wrote and presented sequences in four episodes of Sky One’s drama-documentary series ‘Terror Alert: Could You Survive?’
After three years of working at the BBC in England as a TV news and current affairs reporter, Steve formed a production company to make branded films and documentaries for clients in Europe, Asia and the US. In addition to writing, filming and presenting content for CNN (Hong Kong and Atlanta) and the Telegraph Media Group (London), Steve also makes documentaries for China’s global news and current affairs channel, mainly appearing on CGTN’s weekly show, ‘Assignment Asia’.
Following those years of high-level advocacy and hard-fought litigation, Steve has found television presenting to be a comfortable fit, so he can stay relaxed and good-humoured while managing the pressures of live broadcasts and tight deadlines. He can quickly understand clients’ instructions and present their stories with a natural articulacy to make an impressive impact, while always giving meticulous attention to important details. Steve’s delivery is empowered by the persuasive arts of advocacy – including humour wherever appropriate!
Since beginning his media career in 2004, Steve has worked around the world with people from many different countries and cultures, to deliver successfully completed media projects for clients in Europe, the US and Asia.
Steve is also an experienced corporate voiceover artist with professional home studio. His voice is warm and down-to-earth, with a friendly tone that can convey sincere authority as well as notes of wry humour.