Stuart graduated with a degree in Geography from the University of Edinburgh before joining a major banking group where he qualified and became a member of the Institute of Bankers in Scotland. Moving within the banking sector Stuart worked in Audit, Corporate Finance and Commercial Lending. He went on to develop a specialism within Agricultural Finance which led into a number of Renewable Energy opportunities. Always an excellent Business Developer, Stuart has worked hard to establish a fruitful professional network of contacts, developing a brokerage team within the Asset Finance sector, creating first class business opportunities across a range of commercial sectors including – agricultural, renewables, food and drink, hospitality, manufacturing and the service sector.
Stuart chose to leave the banking sector in 2008 to establish his own business developing farm-scale renewable energy projects, primarily within the bio-energy, on shore wind and hydro sectors. Through these business interests Stuart has continued to build his professional network and identify a number of funding opportunities and indeed sources of funding for commercial enterprises. His interest in Business mentoring continues through his involvement with a number of incubators/accelerators. Stuart is now looking to focus on helping businesses looking to grow, identifying new opportunities and markets for existing businesses, assisting entrepreneurs develop their ideas and source appropriate funding.
Stuart joined Jenson Solutions in April 2016.