Director, Kendal Mountain Events
Steve's professional bio / interests
Presenter. Designer & Creative Director. Outdoor brand consultant. Former adventure sports pro. A trained designer specialising in brand development and content, I have worked and consulted for over 20 years with many global outdoor brands as well as wider public and private sector organisations. I sit on the board of directors for the respected Kendal Mountain Festival – the world’s premier gathering for outdoor filmmakers, adventurers & enthusiasts. With our small team we have built Kendal into THE must attend gathering / event of its kind; our international film competition is often referred to as 'the Oscars of outdoor filmmaking'. Growing up in the Lake District, as a young man I relentlessly pursued a career in adventure sports — a former national team ski racer, professional ski teacher, trainer and subsequently a high level coach. I lived in the French Alps for over 10 years which saw me develop an anglo/french adventure sports school which covered snowsports, paragliding and climbing. My career took me to Norway for 3 years where I coached elite level ski racers (part-time) and also worked for the US publishing giant McGraw-Hill, managing and building their business in Norway and Iceland. I was a former visiting lecturer and student mentor on design and design theory at Kendal College. I was a trustee for the Spirit of Adventure Foundation – promoting Self-reliant expeditions and adventures for all young people.
I’d like help with…
We're a rapidly growing global brand with new partnerships developing in several countries. We have a new on-demand subscription film channel launching summer 2021; It would be great to speak to people who have grown media companies in the international market.
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
I have had the luck of interviewing some of the world's top adventurers, explorers and athletes on-stage with my job.
A career highlight
So many highlights but seeing our organisation grow in reputation, quality and content over the last 10 years is very special.
Jul 29, 2021