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Kirkby Olympian is in business!

by Gemma Melling

WATCH: Kirkby born Steve Smith talks about what makes Knowsley great

Steve Smith is one of a number of sporting greats hailing from Knowsley. Born and brought up in Kirkby, he is Great Britain’s most successful ever high jumper – still holding the British record after 22 years.

Following his Olympic success Steve went on to forge a successful business career, co-founding Raise the Bar, a leading learning and development company working with some of the biggest brands in the UK and Europe. As a Director of the company, Steve has come back ‘home’ to Knowsley to open an office here and has also recently joined the Knowsley Place Board – a private sector led group focussing on promoting Knowsley and driving forward growth and investment here.

With a base on Kings Business Park in Prescot, Steve travels across the UK but continues to be drawn back to the place where it all began for him.