Stuart has 30+ years of working within the high-tech sector helping businesses with their growth ambitions, strategy and operations.
Although Stuart’s career spans businesses and locations across the country, in recent years he has focused his efforts on his West of England home where there has been a strong growth in innovative technology, business start ups and established companies moving to and expanding in the region.
Stuart helped to establish ‘Bristol FinTech’, an organisation which was founded by a group of businesses operating in the city in the region. He subsequently founded FinTech West, which he now co-runs with Whitecap. FinTech West has become the defacto representative body for FinTech in the region. Via Whitecap and FinTech West, Stuart is deeply involved in FinTech in the West of England, liaising with the FinTechs themselves, local authorities, academia and, of course, financial and professional services.
Outside of FinTech, Stuart is actively involved in a range of technology business advice, activities and mentoring in areas such as blockchain, AI/machine learning, robotics and quantum. He is a University of the West of England Business Fellow and Mentor in Residence at the Bristol Business School plus a Visiting Industrial Fellow at the University of Bristol, mentoring at its QTEC (Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre) facility.
Having relocated from London when at Oracle to help set up the original Oracle Bristol office in the 80s, Stuart is passionate about the region, the potential it is starting to deliver and the ethical and collaborative attitude of the people within the community.