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Chairman

Steve Cook is Chief Executive of Scotland’s leading HR and employment law firm, Empire, who now have around 40 staff and clients spread across the UK. He has held various senior positions over the last 15 years and in total has over 25 years experience within the Energy Industry.

Steve is active within the Aberdeen community where he has been Chairman of Elevator since March 2003 (formerly Enterprise North East Trust). Elevator delivers the Business Gateway contract for both the Grampian and Tayside regions.

Steve is a supporter and fundraiser for North East Sensory Services (NESS) and is also a Patron and fundraiser for Cancer Link Aberdeen and North (CLAN).

Prior to the Empire management buy-out in September 2007, Steve was a director of Linkfleet Ltd, an Aberdeen-based independent investment company providing financial resources and management support services to a range of small to medium sized businesses. Linkfleet held majority investments in a number of different investments including environmental recycling and compacting, onshore and offshore industrial services, container services and professional services.

Steve was previously an employment law specialist and Managing Director of Empire Business Services Ltd having set up the company in 1996 and then became Regional Director of Croner Consulting Scotland following Croners’ acquisition of Empire in 2002. Empire grew to become one of the biggest independent personnel health and safety consultancies in Scotland.