Stuart has an extensive high performance track record gained over 30 years’ cross-sector experience at senior management level in central government, the private sector, local government, charity & social enterprise sectors and as an entrepreneur in the management consultancy audit & regulatory inspection arena.
He has a substantial academic and professional CPD background and has designed and implemented a wide range of CSR, performance management, ISO 9001 systems and processes on behalf of a number of clients through his career. Stuart has an unrivalled understanding of the benefits and challenges of creating, embedding and articulating the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Value. He is a Member of Social Value UK and an accredited Practitioner of SROI.
One of Stuart’s many strengths is his sheer connectivity – he is always able to refer to well-known and trusted contacts in the political, business and social sectors and find the right person or entity with which to partner and collaborate to invariably outstanding effect.
He is passionate about the importance of investing in local SMEs to ensure the economic growth and sustainability of ALL local economies. His father’s glittering military reservist career has also left Stuart with a deep and enthusiastic desire to advocate for the Veterans’ and Reservists’ community in the UK.
As well as being CEO of 2 businesses (The JUST Group – promoting Equality, Diversity, empathy and acceptance) and Socialised Ltd (delivering social impact reporting, CSR, social accounting & social brand alignment for businesses across all sectors), Stuart has a range of NED, trusteeships and governorships including: Board Member of Institute of Directors; Trustee at Veterans HQ; Trustee at Knowsley CVS; Governor at North Liverpool Academy; and Governor at Weatherhead Multi-Academy Trust.
Stuart and his wife’s lives remain intertwined with the lives of their 5 grown-up children who have all flown the nest but still somehow linger around the family home in Childwall, Liverpool!
“There can be no more significant and tangible social value than offering a person a real job in a great company like GSTS through which they can fulfil and exceed their potential. That job has the capacity to unlock an entire lifetime of opportunity for their entire family and I see it as my role within GSTS to ensure we keep CSR and Social Value at the heart of all the work we do.”