We Believe

…seeing is not as simple as looking.

Building a successful business is like playing a board-game when you can't see all the pieces. You need a helping hand; a wingman, a spotter, a course-corrector, to help you navigate the board and take care of your business blindspots.

Collectively the 5.6million small and medium sized businesses across the UK that make up more than 99% of the economy and employ 60% of the total workforce, spend around £60 billion per year on professional services.  

But according to research, more than 20% of that hard-earned figure is wasted on unnecessary or bad advice... 

We're here to break that cycle. 






Steve's nagging irritation - on behalf of the many business owners he's worked with who were looking for cohesive and co-ordinated professional service delivery - led to the thinking behind The Uncommon Practice. 

With more than 20 years' experience, he's been there, done that and got the mustard-coloured sweatshirt to show for it - so you'll find him invaluable when it comes to spotting the snakes and ladders of business success.

A corporate lawyer by trade, he's been Chairman of Hillyer McKeown since 2017 and now acts as a sage non exec for an eclectic selection of businesses.
David Milton - Director
David's a man on a mission to smash the B******t Tinted Glasses that surround every aspect of professional services.  

As a successful entrepreneur in his own right he doesn't pull any punches working with high performing business owners and Million Pound People to identify the winning behaviours needed to achieve audacious goals . 

David's also a qualified business psychologist, trained in the leadership and direction of teams and organisations by the Institute of Directors.

Discover more of David's thinking here... 

Lucy Powers

With years of experience in large blue-chip companies and an MBA under her belt, Lucy’s spent the last 13 years building her own family business. Managing everything from finance and HR to marketing strategy and operations, Lucy knows all about the excitement, late nights and stress of running an SME.
With a natural curiosity for how businesses are organised and a belief that good strategic thinking can create vastly different outcomes, Lucy takes the chaos out of firefighting - so business owners can get on with what they do best.

Olga Fahey

As an innovative business consultant, Olga’s role is to identify - and find new ways to capitalise on - business opportunities. Her supportive approach and extensive change management, project leadership and business analytical skills, delivers demonstrable improvements in business performance and operational efficiencies. 

Combining a fun, energetic attitude and a laser focus on business process and optimising resource, Olga helps SMEs to focus on important strategic planning rather than day to day operations



Business Development Manager
For someone who has sales running through his core like a a stick of rock, Jack is genuine, friendly and an all round excellent dinner party guest.  

With years of sales experience in both Corporate and SME companies, he has a wealth of knowledge and contacts within his network and with everything from networking & sourcing to negotiation & deal closing in his portfolio, he's definitely someone you want in your corner.
But like all sales people he's ridiculously persistent and passionate about The Uncommon Practice. If he wants you to know about how we can help to turbo charge your business, it's probably best to give in and let the magic happen.
Discover our inner circle of professional services Partners here.

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Call us on 0333 242 3743, email or pop a message in the box and we'll be in touch.
The Uncommon Practice exists to see things you don’t in order to make your business better than you could alone, so that you can grow faster and achieve more.
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