Steve Croxford - GB

Now a professional agility dog trainer, Steve spent most of his early business career working for a major UK bank. He started working for the international business arm of the bank in 1974. He finished his career after 28 years having gained experience in people management, operations, product management, marketing and managing large projects.

Steve has been a regular competitor in agility for over 25 years and has been a full-time professional agility trainer since leaving banking in 2003. He is married to Yvonne and they live in the Midlands with their eight Border Collies. Steve and Yvonne run the successful PACE-Agility training and coaching programmes.

Steve was the manager of the Kennel Club's international agility teams set up for 10 years and has led the team to a number of successes at the FCI Agility World Championships since 2001. A successful agility dog handler in his own right, Steve is currently competing in the UK with two Border Collies, Robbie and Joe.

His other interests outside dogs are watching almost any sports, sports science and applying it to his agility training and following his favourite football team Chelsea FC.