Steve Thompson

A graduate of Edinburgh University and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Qualified with Deloitte’s (now PWC) and worked with Pepsi Co in New York before setting up BigHand Ltd ( in London as founder, with minimal seed capital.

Over 11 years as majority shareholder, built BigHand into a global leader in developing and delivering dictation, mobile and speech technologies, together with digital dictation hardware and a full suite of consultancy services to the professional services sector.

Exited the business through a successful MBO in 2006 and since then has inspired, invested in and consulted for many young entrepreneurial UK businesses.