Stephen Thomas


ACIB, BSc (Manchester)

Contact details

Tel: 01285 652531


Katie Winchcombe

Tel: 01285 652531


University Responsibilities

  • Director of China Programmes
  • Senior Lecture in finance
  • MA Business management
  • MBA Business Management in the Global Food Industry
  • MBA International Food and Agribusiness
  • MBA European Food and Agribusiness Management
  • MA International Food and Agribusiness Management
  • Vice Chair of the RAC pension trustees
  • Chair of the Grand Idea judging panel
  • Mentor for business planning and business start-ups

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers
  • Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting

Additional Information

  • Prior to joining the University, 28 years working for a major high street bank including 10 years as a corporate lending manager and 3 years as area manager for Gloucestershire
  • Has been appointed as an expert witness to the High Court in cases involving business plans


Research interests

  • New business start-ups – success/failure factors


Teaching duties

  • Finance
  • Business planning (teaching and running regular clinics outside of the curriculum)
  • Rural business diversification