Steve Horne started his career in manufacturing working in both the rag trade and soft furnishings. He then moved to retail in sales management with Lowndes Queensway and Wickes Building Supplies. Steve took his first board position in Wickes as Logistics, followed by Supply Chain Director. He was part of the team that sold Wickes to Travis Perkins for £950 million, staying on for two years on the Travis strategy board. He then moved to Unipart Automotive as Sales and Operations Director and subsequently to Euro Car Parts building the business from £160 million to £1.3 billion. He finished as Group COO prior to being appointed CEO of SPOT Group.