Steve is the lead digital advisor to a number of government departments and consults for several 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, three years running. Steve is listed in the Global 100 for “Most Influential CEO of the Year 2023′ and has won numerous awards including “Outstanding Entrepreneur” in the Global Business Excellence Awards and “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Best Business Awards . He also has won 4 years consecutively in the European BizX Awards, scooping the ‘CEO of the Year’ for services to business during the global pandemic.

Over the last 10 years, Steve has continued to be focused on several charity projects, primarily through his charity Crown Global, of which he is the President. As part of this, Steve is part of the leadership of Crown Family Church, a thriving contemporary church in Wallington, UK. Steve is also a trusted advisor to several global charities including holding board level roles as a Non-Executive Director and Trustee, including Chair of Trustees of Mission24 and Lifelink.

About Steve

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.


“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 Spotler UK


Most Influential CEO of the Year 2023
Global 100

Who’s Who for Web & Digital 2022
Who Is 2022

2021 CEO of the Year
European BizX Forum and Awards

2021 Most Innovative CEO in Digital Marketing
Global CEO Magazine
2020 Greater London Business Awards

Entrepreneur of the Year
Customer Focussed Company of the Year
Best Business Awards 2020

CEO of the Year
2019 CEO Today Magazine

Customer Focussed Company of the Year
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


“2020 – Pailthorpe, S. J, – “The Digital Revolution”
“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”