About Us

Icknield operates from its London office and provides both advisory and hands-on practical help to businesses needing to improve their performance through profit/cash improvement plans or through creating and implementing a turnaround strategy. The Icknield team have extensive experience in helping management teams improve their businesses and deal with funding or other challenges.

Icknield’s history

Icknield was formed by Steve Smith in 1995 in Royston in Hertfordshire.

Initially projects were UK based but subsequently extended to continental Europe with larger clients frequently having worldwide operations.

In 2010 Icknield opened an office in Hatton Garden, London.

The origin of the Icknield name

The name “Icknield” originates from the Icknield Way, a prehistoric pathway stretching from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Norfolk and passing through Royston, where the company began. It is one of the oldest roads in Britain, and was considered ancient even when the Romans began using it.

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Our role will be designed to match your needs and be aligned with delivering results. For the duration of the project we will become part of the team...


Steve has started working with a £100m turnover private equity owned manufacturer and distributor of products for the construction sector.