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About Me

A marketing and communications consultant, working across a variety of sectors, and a non-executive director and advisor to a number of startups, I work on a diverse range of digital initiatives across Yorkshire. Recent projects have included:

  • creating PR and marketing strategies for clients such as a data services consultancy, a global software firm, a data centre, and an insolvency practice to name just a few.
  • sourcing participants for a ten-week scale-up programme
  • helping a multi-national company to establish relationships with local civic and business leaders

I’m also the Festival Director of the Leeds Digital Festival which celebrates digital culture in all its forms. The 2019 Festival saw 240 events with over 25,000 attendees during the two weeks, covering topics from data to fintech to digital health to arts.


I’m a board director and adviser to a number of startups.


I have experience of working across a number of different initiatives, from scale programmes to cultural collaborations to large tech events.

What can I do for your business?

I have over 20 years experience working with companies at every level, from multinationals right through to early stage startups.


Get in touch today to arrange a friendly consultation and see what I can do for you.

PR & Communications

I can work with you to build and deliver a bespoke PR and communications strategy to generate awareness amongst your target audience and deliver against your commercial objectives.

Connection Building

A strong network is key to building strategic relationships. I help people and firms build connections with key influencers from the business and civic communities.

Corporate Scale-up Programmes

Having been part of PWC's Scale programme for the Yorkshire & Humber region this year, and other initiatives, I can bring value to institutions wanting to create and implement programmes at every level.

Board Advisory

I currently sit on the board of multiple startups, institutions and initiatives, providing various different advisory roles. I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities to get involved with.

Early Stage Investment

Having contributed to a number of startups' investment rounds, I'm able to bring comprehensive early stage knowledge and connections to this pivotal part of a startup's roadmap.

Content Strategy & Delivery

We can work with you to plan and create an effective content strategy to help you achieve your brand goals.

"Stuart's knowledge and experience are obvious factors to highlight against the continued success we're seeing, but for me it's his hands-on style of working that really drives results."

George Biddle – Founder, Soc

"Stuart has been an invaluable advisor and mentor to Synap since we first started. Through his considerable experience and extensive network, he is able to open doors and make connections that genuinely help and deliver value for everyone involved."

James Gupta – Founder, Synap

"Stuart brought a rationality and experience to our board which was instrumental in taking our operation to the next level. I highly recommend him as a digital business NED."

Max Adamski – Co-Founder, JigTalk

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