Steve Clarke is one of the UK's leading experts on grassroots sales & marketing strategies. He left school at 16 with no qualifications. At 18 became engrossed in personal development. At 19 found his niche in sales and quickly became a company director. Since then has owned and operated businesses in the UK and USA. He helped grow his last company from zero to £30m in 8 years, becoming one of the “Times Top 100″ fasted growing and profitable SME’s. In 2005 he sold up and was able to retire at 45. Using his first hand experience he now runs his own very successful business coaching and mentoring programs for entrepreneurs. He’s also a member of an elite team of business mentors chosen by The Entrepreneurs’ Business Academy led by James Caan formerly from BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den. Steve, is a business columnist, author of “How To Thrive Not Just Survive”, runs Sales Mentoring Programs and Master Classes, has lectured at University and is a much sought after business speaker internationally.