About Stephen Bates


Stephen Bates was born in the North East of England, attending a comprehensive school in Gateshead before going on to Nottingham University to study History. He then undertook a Masters Degree at Newcastle University before completing a PhD in Economics at the University of London. Stephen has worked in a variety of senior roles in industry and currently heads up an European Insight team for a multi billion pound global food manufacturer and is now based in central London. He has undertaken professional business training at Harvard Business School and regularly travels with work right across Europe. After leaving the North East, Stephen lived and worked in the East Midlands before moving to Kent where he now lives. In his spare time, Stephen retains a love of history, is a lifelong Newcastle United supporter and enjoys all other sports, especially golf and rugby. Stephen also serves on his local church PCC in Kent