Stewart has a career background in corporate banking, and is a highly experienced commercial individual, who commenced a transition into the not for profit sector at the end of 2009. He now has a portfolio of Chair, Board and consultancy roles across not for profits and SMEs.
Throughout his career, Stewart has developed a proven track record in the North West corporate market. In roles covering both relationship management and business development, his key skills of brokering and relationship building ensured the management of multiple stakeholders, at all times undertaken with outstanding levels of integrity. Core to his roles at Bank of Scotland were the management of key entrepreneur relationships for the bank.
In recent years, he has rapidly developed a profile in the not for profit sector, maintaining key board roles across a range of areas, including leisure and social care.
Stewart has a range of financial, operational and strategic experience in the private, public and not for profit sectors, including charities, local authorities, banking and venture capital. This has captured a range of areas, including direct roles in leisure, adult care, the arts, environment and recruitment, coupled with a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, service, retail, building products and housebuilding during his corporate banking career. Stewart is at ease in any environment, from start-up to plc boardroom.
“We have worked with Stewart over the past three months to focus on our business growth opportunities and to "sense check" the financial and operational health of the organisation. The process was an absolute pleasure from start to finish and has enabled us to agree a clear strategy for investment in our workforce, marketing and training. Stewart has the rare ability to quickly understand the complexities of a business and to work in an inclusive but also very challenging and thought provoking way with the senior management team to drive positive change. As a social enterprise it was very important that we retained our "ethos" whilst at the same time improving our commercial awareness; Stewart was extremely sensitive to this and very successfully managed the process to achieve this outcome. In summary, I would highly recommend Stewart as a professional, ethically driven and very engaging business coach.” - Mike Ormerod, Executive Director, Groundwork MSSTT
“Stewart sat on a board I chaired within a growth company. He gets the detail whilst being able to contribute to the strategic debate. He has a high level of enthusiasm and passion for SME growth and his personal interest in charities and the way the third sector drives much of his agenda. Stewart is able to take his wealth of financial talents into the third sector and benefit people at the bottom of the pyramid.” - Roy Newey, Chairman & Non-Exec Director
“Stewart successfully over delivered on his project and still brought it in within time and budget. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.” - Steve Young, Development Director, Winning Pitch
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“Stewart successfully over delivered on his project and still brought it in within time and budget. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.”
- Steve Young, Development Director, Winning Pitch