Steve Drake

Business Mentor Surrey, Sussex and Greater London

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  • Monday-Friday
    9:00 am - 5:00pm

  • Surrey, Sussex and Greater London

Steve Drake profile

Steve brings over 30 years experience in blue-chip FMCG retail businesses across senior strategy, commercial, marketing, sales and operations roles - both in the UK and internationally. He typically designed and led innovative change programmes that delivered or laid the path to substantial performance improvement.

Throughout this journey Steve gained deep insight into the key requirements for sustained high performance, and acquired extensive hands-on knowledge in helping many businesses and teams towards achieving this.

Having most recently worked for and with SME businesses, Steve loves the vitality of dealing with real-world people tackling real-world opportunities and challenges.

His purpose now is to use his experience, know-how and enthusiasm to help SME owners develop themselves and their teams to achieve high performance and grow their business. Steve is ready to meet with and, or mentor, any SME Owner in Surrey, Sussex and surrounding areas. Contact him now for a no obligation discussion and he will help you drive your business forward and achieve its full potential.


  • “I am thankful for Steve Drake's mentorship these past three months. It was an honour to learn from someone with a wealth of experience he has gained over the years. Steve's guidance has taught me to see things from a new perspective. Earlier this year, I felt drained and unsure of the direction of Light Foundations. Despite creating a vision board and sharing it with colleagues. I was worried about the possibility of the organisation declining after two successful years. I reached out to my previous mentor who introduced me to Steve Drake. After meeting with Steve, I felt energised and motivated. He helped me focus on reconnecting with the core mission of Light Foundations. Which has been key in determining which opportunities to pursue and how to utilise resources and contacts. Thanks to Steve's guidance, I am now very confident, have a clear picture of the organisation's direction, and know how to identify and manage risks, present opportunities to the team, and leverage existing contacts. In the past years, we have been busy providing support to everyone, but now I understand that being single-minded in empowering young people is the real path to making a greater impact for Light Foundations. I have had only three sessions of mentoring with Steve, and the outcome has been excellent. I strongly recommend business owners consider Steve Drake's mentoring support. He offers a unique perspective on the organisation as a whole. Steve, I want to express my sincere gratitude for all the support you have given me over the past three months. Thank you very much.”

    Esther Chimfwembe - Ealing, Middlesex, London

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