From Blackburn, Lancashire, Stuart began his career at 16, as an Apprentice Trainee Manager at Northcote Manor on the edge of the Ribble Valley, going on to work for Shire Hotels as a Deputy General Manager. He became GM of The Vineyard, a luxury 5-star hotel and spa in Berkshire and then General Manager of The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa in North Yorkshire. During the four years he was there, the hotel gained 4-AA-Red-Stars along with several accolades including 1 Michelin Star and 3 Rosettes.
In 2006 Stuart took over the helm at The Stafford London at the age of 29. During his five-year tenure the hotel’s annual revenue and profitability grew substantially, and in addition, the hotel collected many international accolades. In 2011 Stuart left The Stafford to become MD of GG Hospitality, which he co-founded with footballers Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, spending five years creating and developing two global brand concepts, Café Football and Hotel Football. In November 2015 he returned to The Stafford as General Manager, overseeing multiple refurbishments including the Carriage House renovations and the relaunch of The American Bar. Stuart has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of The Stafford London and the recently acquired Lancashire-based hotel, Northcote.