Steve Pailthorpe's Biography

Steve is the founder and Chief Executive of Iconic Digital. He is widely recognised as a lead practitioner in the fields of digital marketing and Search Engine Optimisation having gained international recognition through his publications. 
Steve is also the lead digital advisor to a number of government departments and consults for several leading international brands on the future of digital marketing. He is listed in the Future50 Digital Entrepreneurs and holds two gold medallions for Best in Search and Best in Social in the National Industry Awards 2016. Steve was also awarded Outstanding Entrepreneur in the Global Business Excellence Awards in 2017 and Entrepreneur of the Year in the Best Business Awards 2017. 
Over the last 10 years, Steve has continued to be focussed on several charity projects, primarily through his charity Crown Global, of which he is the President. As part of this, Steve is the Pastor of Crown Family Church, a thriving contemporary church in Banstead, UK.
Steve's passion is to see lives transformed and leaders empowered through the charitable projects and grants he awards. This vision has taken Steve to 35 countries, providing support and advice to leaders at all levels of society. As a social entrepreneur, Steve has led our Board of Directors to fulfil a unique mandate to give 30% of our profits to good causes as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
Steve is committed to the growth and development of the City of London and he is an active Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors, which represents the marketing profession across the UK. Steve holds a degree from the University of Surrey and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He can regularly be seen speaking at exhibitions, workshops and conferences across the world and has authored several publications around his area of interest. 

What people are saying about Steve

“Go and buy 2000 SEO and marketing strategy books from Amazon or take my advice and go have lunch with Steve and receive an education in online marketing strategy and tactics.” Daniel Thomas, CEO at Compare the Cloud

"Steve is recognised as an award winning speaker and author in the marketing industry. He leads the charge on search marketing and social media and I would have no hesitation in endorsing him to any business looking for rapid growth.” Lee Chadwick, MD at CommuniGator Ltd

Awards and Accolades:

2017 Best Business Awards 
Entrepreneur of the Year
Customer Focussed Company of the Year
2017 Global Business Excellence Awards 
Outstanding Entrepreneur
2014 London Business Awards
Highly Commended Entrepreneur of the Year
2014 Ernst & Young Future 50 Awards
Who’s Who for Web & Digital


2015 - Pailthorpe, S. J, - “28 Thoughts On The Future Of Digital Marketing”

2013 - Hudson Press, Pailthorpe, S. J. - “The Little Guide To Twitter”

2012 - Hudson Press, Pailthorpe, S. J. - “The Little Guide To LinkedIn”

2010 - International Journal of Management, Pailthorpe, S. J. - “The impact of cause-related marketing on consumer behavior in a digital age”

Quick Facts:

Age: 32 years' old
Home town: Coulsdon, Surrey
Interests: Fine dining, music and travel
Spouse: Maria
Children: Nathan, Alexander