IoD Branch Ambassador Introduction
Your name:Steve Scarlett
Your title/role and company name: Partner, Lovewell Blake LLP
Your IoD branch: Norfolk
Your IoD Branch Ambassador role: Finance
Your social media handles e.g Twitter, LinkedIn etc LinkedIn
Q: How long have you been involved with the IoD?
Since 2004. I served on the Norfolk branch committee from 2004 to 2015 and was treasurer from 2007 to 2015. Whilst I’ve had a break from the committee for 2 years I have remained a member and attended several events during that time. I’m pleased to have the opportunity to become more actively involved once again.
Q: Can you tell us a little about your career to date?
I started my career with Lovewell Blake back in 1989. I became a qualified accountant in 2004 and became a partner at Lovewell Blake in 2003.
I have the pleasure of providing audit, accounting, taxation and advisory services to a portfolio of corporate clients in a variety of sectors. I have a particular interest in the care sector and family businesses.
In order to bring a new perspective to my family business advisory work, I undertook a Post Graduate Certificate in Family Business Advice, which I completed in 2008.
Q: What do you hope to achieve as an IoD Branch Ambassador?
I hope to be able to share some of my considerable financial experience for the benefit of IOD members
Q: If you could give your 21 year old self some advice what would it be?
You really don’t appreciate how much leisure time you have at the moment – make the most of it!
Q: What keeps you busy outside of work?
Mainly just spending time with my wife and daughter. Track days to get the adrenaline running and family holidays to relax!
Q: Are there any business related or policy issues that keep you wake at night?
Q: Why do you think business leaders should join the IoD?
To gain access to high quality training, resources and some fantastic events for business leaders.