Steve Bolton left school at 16 with no qualifications, but went on to start multiple businesses with seven and eight-figure valuations and became a best-selling author.
He is the Founder and Group CEO of Bolt Partners, a portfolio of sustainable and socially responsible companies that aspire to become world-famous for their culture, community and commitment to their staff, clients and partners. Bolt only work with great brands and great people that they know, like and trust.
The Bolt Brands, Bolt Digital and Bolt Talent divisions specialise in de-risking investments into highly valuable, sustainable and fast-growth brands and businesses. They focus exclusively in the explosive growth sectors of e-commerce and digital marketing.
In 2007 Steve created and launched Platinum Property Partners, which through its 400 plus Franchisee network, has since purchased more than £400 million of property and created close to 7,000 affordable high quality rental homes. In the last few years, Steve achieved a long-standing ambition to transfer partial ownership of Platinum into the hands of the Franchise Partner network and the senior leadership team.
Through the Bourne Group of companies, Steve and his Partners own a sizeable portfolio of prime commercial property assets by the sea in Bournemouth, which generate a minimum 10% annual return on capital.
Steve is a very active philanthropist, supporting a range of charities and causes. Bolt Giving was established with the vision of mentoring more than one million social-impact entrepreneurs. Steve and his family have committed to giving away at least 51% of their wealth to good causes.
He is a father of four and a dog, boat, sea, sun, sport, snow and scuba lover. Since 2004, Steve has taken three months holiday every year to travel the world and spend quality time with his children. He can mostly be found having fun, solving business challenges, disrupting industries and changing peoples lives (AKA working) at his two homes in Bournemouth and London, or on his boat in Sandbanks, or on his favourite island of Ibiza.
Steve’s mission and greatest satisfaction comes from making a hugely positive, life-changing and long-lasting difference to as many people as possible.
Steve Bolton has a beautiful mind. He is one of my best and most trusted advisors and friends.
Kriss Akabusi MBE and World Champion Athlete
Steve is a remarkable human being, an inspirational CEO and exceptional entrepreneur.
Tanya Franks, Actress – Eastenders and Broadchurch
I trust this guy! When Steve speaks, you would be well advised to listen.
Simon Woodroffe OBE, Founder, YO! Sushi and Yotel
Steve was the first person in the world to ever successfully franchise real-estate investing. Genius!
Michael Gerber, The E-Myth
Steve is a thought-leader, change-maker and inspirational CEO. He is also great fun to be with.
Jay Abraham, The $9.4 Billion Man
Steve Bolton is one of the leading business experts, entrepreneurs and investors in Europe.
Brian Tracy, Brian Tracy International
“Steve Bolton is one of my dearest friends and most trusted advisers for Peace One Day. I can’t imagine where we would be without Steve’s incredible support, energy and can-do attitude over the last decade.”
Jeremy Gilley, Founder, Peace One Day