I continue to be amazed and surprised by the achievements of people who have been disadvantaged at some point in their life. I am committed to helping people facing life challenges to explore and fulfil their potential, and to participate meaningfully in society. I believe Step One provides such an opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of many; it is a privilege to help.

Robert Williams - Trustee



Robert has been our trustee since May 2017. He is currently a director of a business advisory and management consultancy firm. Robert was previously chair of governors for a large and complex special needs school (1999-2011) during which time he orchestrated and led the funding and development of a new state-of-the-art school opened in September 2010.

Robert has over 25 years’ management consulting experience focusing on business transformation and organisational change, consulting widely across blue chip global and public sector organisations.  More recently he has worked extensively in the health and life sciences sectors both in the UK and internationally. Robert moved with his family to the South West to support his son who has special needs, with his work, interests and friendships being in the area.