In Memoriam: Steve Holdsworth

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It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Steve Holdsworth.

Friends of Steve cannot but have been infected by his bubbly enthusiasm for all the activities that he undertook. He was generous with his time and always helped when asked to do so. It was a real pleasure to share time with him at the many investor events that he loved to attend. It was really tough for Steve when Covid curtailed those events and he wasn’t able to participate.

Steve was also a true ”battler”, having survived some really tough times in his own life – and gone on to find true success in his endeavours.

Known to some as “GoStevie”, from his active participation in the Motley Fool bulletin boards. Using his own experience to offer a helping hand to folks on the “dealing with debt” board and also being active in the investment forums.

Steve was also a staunch supporter of ShareSoc and our campaigns to fight for the rights of the individual shareholder. Steve never turned down a request to help out on ShareSoc’s stand at investor shows. In recognition of his support and generous contribution of his time, ShareSoc made Steve the first winner of the Stan Grierson memorial award, in 2017, pictured below with other members of the ShareSoc team:

Steve’s regular Saturday morning “pint of hope” brought great cheer to his Twitter followers.

Steve will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

RIP Mr Holdsworth – a true gent.


Mark Bentley, Director, ShareSoc

  1. Roger Lawson says:

    This is indeed sad news. Steve was a most unassuming fellow and taken from us too soon.

  2. Andy Edmond says:

    Well said, Roger. A great shame.

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