Steve Bolton has founded and/or has ownership stakes in a wide variety of businesses in the fields of franchising, mentoring, residential and commercial property, ecommerce, digital marketing, wellness and social enterprise.

He has a remarkable strike-rate in business, with 90% of the companies he founded or co-founded over the last 25 years either still trading successfully today or they have been acquired or integrated into other businesses.  Steve is also a best-selling author, inspirational speaker and mentor to celebrities and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

Over the last decade Steve’s franchised companies have helped more than 400 families start and grow their own successful, profitable and rewarding businesses, achieving an incredible 94% financial success rating*.

He has also helped his businesses, Franchise Partners and not-for profit organisations raise close to £200 million in bank financing and tens of millions of private investor financing.

* Source: Smith and Henderson Independent Satisfaction Survey on Platinum Property Partners Franchise


Steve’s vision is “to help as many people as possible to greater wealth, health and happiness.”


His personal mission is “Be More – Do More – Give More.

Steve has no staff reporting to him aside from his long-standing personal assistant, Stephanie Cooper (and many would argue that Steve reports to Stephanie!)  Stephanie is a former Assistant to the Founder, CEO and Board members of Sunseeker International.

His businesses have offices in London and Bournemouth but Steve does not have a desk or office in either location.  His most popular working location is on his boat around the Sandbanks peninsula in Poole Harbour – with his phone in one hand and a fishing rod in the other.

He lives in Bournemouth, Dorset, with his wife Lucy, four children and two dogs.  He spends at least three months annually on holiday and has done every year since 2004.

Core Business Values


Strategy trumps tactics – begin with the end in mind


Focus relentlessly on measurable success and results


Make things as simple as possible


Do the right thing, especially when no one is watching


None of us is smarter than all of us