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Steve Playford


Steve Playford

Commercial / Bus Dev Professional, Looking for next challenge. Formerly at Telegraph Media Group and Financial Times.

Steve's professional bio / interests

An energetic, highly professional, innovative commercial leader with entrepreneurial flair and passion for developing and marketing great products. Strong track record of delivering revenue growth and over 20 years of management experience. Collaborative, inclusive, agile, adaptable and solutions focused. Experienced in building, managing and motivating sales teams. Key skills include; Leadership, Interim Management, Consultancy, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Sales, Marketing, Relationship Management, Negotiation, People Management, Recruiting, Presenting, Communication and Data Analytics.

I’d like help with…

Finding a new role.

An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…

Shaving after midday gives me the hiccups!

I live in


A career highlight

Developing and launching the Financial Times Board Director Programme which included the FT NED Diploma. Took it from scratch to £2m annual revenues in 5 years.




Joined Guild

Sep 13, 2021