Steve Birch co-founded both Malvern Speakers and Worcester Speakers which are the local clubs of Not for Profit Toastmasters International whose aim is to help improve the confidence, leadership and speaking skills of its members. Local schools have benefitted from Malvern Speakers providing annual Speech Programmes.
Steve, originally from South London, moved to Malvern in 1982 having served 10 years in the Royal Signals. He project managed many diverse contracts for MOD and private companies. He was a founder partner of B & H Microsystems which produced computers, installations and bespoke solutions. His remit expanded to supplying installation engineers to Iraq and Afghanistan using state of the art ECM equipment.
Sailing and sport have always been his passions with which to relax. A rugby fanatic, he played for The Army against The Navy at Twickenham (back in the day) and he now supports the Worcester Warriors, reminiscing about the days he played for them back in the mid 70s.