I qualified as a Pharmacist from the Welsh School of Pharmacy way back in 1982. I went to work for Boots and although I enjoyed customers, I realised that I would probably make a better Manager than Pharmacist ! So I set off on the Management route, managing shops and districts in Lancashire, Cumbria, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, returning to Cardiff in 1998 to manage their flagship store on Queen St. I also did a number of Central roles including Communications Manager and Operations support for the relaunch of No7. I then became Area Manager and Regional Sales Manager, looking after 400 stores. In 2005, I left Boots to join Land Securities with a brief to work on the refurbishment of St David’s Shopping Centre and the building of St David’s 2. It was an amazingly challenging and rewarding time and a high spot of my career when the team opened the new St David’s Dewi Sant in October 2009. More recently, I have also worked part-time for the University College of Estates Management in Reading as a Module Leader on the Diploma in Shopping Centre Management. In 35 years of Company life I have had the benefit of lots of training and exposure to businesses of all shapes and sizes. I realised that I really enjoyed working with new and developing businesses to help them reach their potential and so this is why I have set up Steven Madeley Consultancy Services.
I do have a life outside work! I have been married to Carol for 34 years and we have two sons; Ed is in Dublin and James is in Sunderland; due in part to their wives: Gina and Steph! I have always enjoyed cycling and have raced for many years, the bike often comes on holiday with us! More recently, I have gained my Private Pilots Licence and I can tell you the views of South Wales from the air are truly stunning!