Steve is a colleague of Bradley Branning at Eichel Investment Banking, who first appears in Walford when he meets Bradley to have drinks at Scarlet nightclub. Steve starts jeering at the exotic dancer, SJ Fletcher, and Bradley joins in, upsetting his girlfriend Stacey Slater.
Steve appears again in August, and bullies Bradley in The Queen Victoria pub, forcing him to buy all the drinks. Bradley's father, Max Branning tells Steve to leave Bradley alone, which only leads to more bullying at work, including Steve creating a flash animation of Bradley's head on a baby's body.
Bradley and Steve later learn that they are both possibilities for a promotion at the bank where they work. Steve is confident in his interview, but Bradley forwards an abusive email from Steve to their boss, Mr. Andrews, which gets Steve fired. He is last seen being escorted out of the bank by security after losing his job.