Steve is a kind of reassuring proof that nice guys don’t necessarily have to finish last and that you don’t have to be a tyrant to drive change.


Instead he has inspired and connected with staff and students alike by being humble and caring, and always going out of his way to help those around him. 

Steve is an amazing leader, a fantastic and inspiring colleague and a great friend. We are so lucky to have him at Essex SU, and he truly deserves this award in recognition of all that he has achieved for us.
— Zoe Wood, Deputy Director Marketing
Steve is an inspirational leader and someone we all aspire to be. He makes us want to work hard and put in 110%. He doesn’t shout or get angry if you make a mistake but empowers you to fix them yourself
— Emma Rendle, Marketing Co-ordinator
I love his cardigans
— Luke Bowdery, VP Student Activities