Steve began his working life as an incoming tour operator with the Woodcock Travel Group and then moved to the activity tourism sector with Twickenham Travel, where he managed the North American Department, and Waymark Holidays (walking and cross-country ski specialist) where he managed aviation contracting ad worked on product development and leader selection/briefing.
As a consultant he set up Fielder Green Associates and worked with the Environment & Development Company and Creative Convergence before forming the Bowles Green Partnership with Judith Bowles in 1998.
He has worked on a wide range of consultancy projects throughout the UK and overseas, in Europe, the Caribbean, Kenya, Iceland, Norway and the Falkland Islands, where he advised on the re-development and marketing of tourism following the 1982 Falklands Conflict.
He is probably best known for his expertise in activity and special interest tourism and recreation and he has provided policy, planning and practice advice in this field to government agencies, and many organisations in the public, voluntary and private sector.
Recent projects include an economic impact assessment, business plan and marketing strategy for the RSPB’s new flagship nature reserve at Saltholme on the Tees Estuary, a economic impact assessment and business planning for proposed developments in and around the Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site, audience development, access and training plans for Auckland Castle Park and working with Miller Research to produce a destination management plan for the market town of Guisborough.
When not working he enjoys walking, climbing, birdwatching, playing the saxophone and restoring a 1974 Alfa Romeo classic car.