Stewart

Name
Stewart

Position
Regional Director / Board Advisor

Location
Portugal & South West England

Business Experience

Canopy

Transition Consulting Limited

Summary

Stewart started his first business in February 2000, and has since been involved in starting and growing more than 9, including multiple exits.

Over the last few years he has established incubation and co-working facilities in Bangalore, Boston and Lisbon.  Through these initiatives he has mentored, coached and advised more than 300 companies.

Stewart feels very privileged to have worked with many exceptional business leaders across start-ups, scale ups, social enterprises, Non Profits and cooperatives.  Through this he has developed many new skills and experience and found a huge range of techniques and practices that cross over effectively between all of them.

He is passionate about helping really great businesses to grow, working in a strategic role to engage with their customers, bring in funding and find new ways of working.

Stewart is very supportive of organisations that help children with their education.  Presently he is a Governor of Exeter College, a Trustee of a multi academy primary school and on the corporate advisory board for Exeter Business School.

Stewart enjoys collaborating with leaders who are ‘lightbulbs’.  Those that want to change and know it is the right time for them to do so for the betterment of their business.

Qualifications

  • BSC Physics
  • MSc Physics
  • MBA with specialism in Entrepreneurship
  • Fellow of Institute of Directors

Key Areas of Expertise

10+ years of raising funds – Pre seed, seed and growth funding

20+ years of Ideation and business start-up

15+ years of international experience

Experience

After starting, growing and exiting multiple companies Stewart now uses his background and experience to help companies to grow.

The ‘sweet spot’ where Stewart gets involved is where the company is growing from 5M to 10M in revenues.  Here the founders typically look to Stewart to adopt new roles, experiment with it and find the right fit for the organisation and then hire in a long term person to take on that shape of role.

Having proven this model several times, it has enabled the companies to grow faster, adopt new ways of working easier and make ‘mistakes’ that move the business forward.