Stuart is Head of Business Development & Communications at EI.
Since leaving the University of East Anglia with a BSc (hons) degree in Business Management Stuart has gained extensive experience across the broader business landscape, working within different sectors on roles ranging from people development and grant writing to innovation management and strategy development. Following successful spells in education and business networking, Stuart became the co-director of a small company delivering team and leadership development to a range of clients before joining Hethel Engineering Centre as Innovation Manager. Here he wrote a bid that successfully brought in £7.8 million European Funding, building and leading a team to deliver an innovation business support programme to start-ups and growing SMEs across the East of England. Stuart has a passion for building networks and relationships, creating links for the development of collaborative projects and knowledge exchange.
Stuart initially arrived at the Earlham Institute as Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation Manager where he developed a new KEC strategy and began to establish a culture of KEC within the institute. Since March 2014 Stuart has also taken the lead role in delivering EI's Communications activities, building a Business Development and Communications team and establishing a new comms strategy.