Stuart has worked in the life-long learning sector since 1995 and has a track record of winning successful tenders. With 111 successful bids and counting that have generated in excess of £100 Million since May 2008. Through submissions on behalf of private providers, colleges, third sector and consortiums with Training and Enterprise Councils, Learning and Skills Council, Skills Funding Agency, Department for Work and Pensions, LEP’s, Local Authorities, European Social Fund, SIB, CITB, NHS, MOD, MOJ, and College and private training provider prime contract holders.
Stuart is a dynamic innovator always able to ask the critical question to promote real thought. He is an MBA with a track record for; Business development and marketing; Developing talent management systems and strategies; and Business improvement through effective change management, in a diverse range of industries.
At 23 Stuart was a finalist in young business person of the year, an accolade he achieved from setting up and operating several successful businesses in training, logistics, and recruitment sectors, the entrepreneurial arena was the crucible that honed his own leadership skills, as he quickly realised that successful businesses need successful leaders, and leadership success is defined by culture and behaviour patterns of the team.
Following the sale of his own recruitment and training businesses he started working as a management consultant, specialising in corporate writing, business modelling, corporate planning, bid writing and policy development.
Stuart is well versed in Quality Assurance having project managed the successful implementation of SAR and QIP, ISO9001, 14001, 18001, 27001 and a range of other Quality Management Systems.
Stuart is a qualified ILM Trainer, IQA, Assessor and Leadership Coach delivering leadership programmes from team leading right up to up to director level 7 strategic management qualifications.
Stuarts forte is performance management through effective talent development strategies, the development of more effective organisational behaviours and work place cultures, within the UK and Switzerland for private sector clients including Experian, Gist, BMI, and A4E, within the public sector for the Department for Work and Pensions and Southend Hospital and for VCSE Organisations such as METRO, Community Organisers and Groundworks.
When not writing, training or consulting he can be found snowboarding on the mountains of Europe, diving with sharks, or camping just spending time with his wife and twin girls.