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A business awards ceremony needs many things: slick organisation, a quality venue, generous sponsors and supportive partners, and a compere who can communicate the achievements of all the contestants – not just the winners – with warmth and intelligence. And the whole show needs to run on time.
Stuart has been hosting business award ceremonies since the mid-1990s. His most recent event was to compere the GREAT Faces of British Business Competition, which was held at the BT Tower. The Daily Telegraph featured this competition extensively.
Chairing a conference requires careful preparation, good humour and being a stickler for time-keeping.
Stuart has chaired many conferences in is career. Recently, he has been a regular chair of the UK Business Angels Association’s National Investment Summit and Winter Investment Forum. You can read more about these events here.
He has also been chairing a series of events in the Business is GREAT campaign, including a networking event on a Virgin Train from Birmingham International to Euston, and conferences at Gatwick Airport and Telefonica’s Soho office.
Here’s Stuart having a waistcoat made by Savile Row tailor Andrew Ramroop. Tailor made in 90 seconds.
Stuart has been producing a series of videos about exemplary and innovative British companies as part of the Business is GREAT campaign.
Working with videographer Ian Tennant, Stuart has recently reported and written about businesses from Blackburn to Portsmouth via London’s Silicon Roundabout and the Leicestershire countryside.
You can watch the series of videos here.
The Morris Minor is called Dolly and belongs to Graham & Brown, a third-generation, family-owned wallpaper designer and manufacturer based in Blackburn. This is the video featuring its CEO Andrew Graham.
In his 26 year career in business journalism, Stuart has conducted thousands of interviews with entrepreneurs, CEOs, chairmen, financiers and top professional advisers.
Here he is in conversation with Dr Sri Ram, founder and chairman of Supreme Creations, at Take Off – a recent Business is GREAT/Gatwick Airport conference. (You can see more photographs of that event here.)
There’s nothing like having a group of experts on a panel and getting the best out of them.