Stuart is a Chartered Surveyor, and an Associate of the Chartered Institution of Arbitrators. He works for Punch Taverns who own c1300 licensed premises across the UK, Stuart's role at Punch Taverns is Company Secretary and Legal & Estates Director. Stuart has worked for Punch for 14 years.

Stuart also runs his own Consultancy business providing strategic business advice to a number of Leisure and Professional Services companies. Stuart also works as a Mentor with the Longford Trust, helping prisoners through further education.

Stuart is married with three grown up children.