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Steve Walker

Steve Walker

Dr Steve Walker is Chief Executive of ART (Aston Reinvestment Trust) which he joined prior to its launch in 1997, having spent 29 years working for Barclays Bank dealing mostly with SMEs in the Midlands.

Steve has contributed extensively to policy issues at both regional and national level relating to access to finance and support for small businesses, including social enterprises, drawing from his practical experience.  He is widely recognised as a leading UK practitioner in the field of community and small business finance. 

His enthusiasm, knowledge and willingness to share information and encourage understanding of access to finance were recognised in 2007, when he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham.

ART lends up to £100,000 to small businesses in Birmingham and Solihull unable to access any or all of the finance they need from the banks.

Dr Steve Walker can be contacted at ART on 0121 359 2444.

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    Who is checking your financial information ?
    Steve Walker

    Steve Walker

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