Operating two businesses from the Innovation Factory, Steve has found success with Forme Studio, specializing in graphic and web design, and Payaz, a ground breaking platform empowering churches and charities with credit card and contactless payment technology.
With over two decades of experience in advertising, design, and print, Steve has worked with both small and large enterprises, delivering a wide range of materials, from small print runs to international advertising campaigns.
Having ventured into entrepreneurship after years of working in graphic design, Steve’s decision to establish his own business has paid off. The Innovation Factory has provided the perfect environment for his growth, allowing him to acquire full ownership by buying out his business partner and now seeking to expand his team.
Steve is particularly thrilled with the supportive and collaborative atmosphere at the Innovation Factory, where like-minded individuals gather to foster success. The remarkable support he has received from the community has been invaluable.
His ground breaking idea of contactless giving stations has gained significant traction in recent years, addressing a crucial market gap for churches and charity shops, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Presenting his plan to VISA has resulted in a thriving business, with notable clients in both graphic design and contactless giving solutions.
Winning the ‘Best of the West’ award has been a delightful surprise for Steve. He expresses his gratitude for the recognition and emphasizes the validation it brings to his hard work and dedication.
Looking ahead, Steve has ambitious plans for expansion, aiming to take his business into European markets. To achieve this, he acknowledges the need to hire additional staff to meet the growing demands on his time. The challenge lies in balancing the diverse aspects of his business, from graphic design to managing contactless devices.
To learn more about Steve’s innovative Payaz services and how they can benefit your organization, visit their website www.payaz.com. Steve’s inspiring journey serves as a testament to the power of entrepreneurship and the rewards of pursuing one’s dreams.