Stuart has worked in the Licensed Retail, Restaurant and Leisure sector for nearly 30 years and most recently as a part-time Director of Punch Taverns.
In his former full-time role as Company Secretary and Legal & Estates Director for Punch Taverns, Stuart was involved in the sale of Punch Taverns in 2017, which valued the publicly listed company at £1.8bn. The sale to Patron Capital gives them ownership of around 1,300 tenanted pubs, while Heineken took the remainder of the Company with close to 1,900 pubs.
Stuart is a Chartered Surveyor and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has an MSc in Development Management and Postgraduate Diploma as a Non-Executive Director with the Financial Times.
Stuart runs his own consultancy business providing both property and retail guidance to a number of clients in the branded Coffee Shop and Public House sectors. As a consultant for Irwin Mitchell, Stuart gives insight to our Business Legal Services teams to help drive forward the division's sector focus.