Stewart has spent the last 18 years working within sales/business development functions at large corporates Sun/Oracle and hyper-growth start-ups DataSift/Zendesk, building and running teams to increase revenue across European operations.

In 2008 he set up a program to develop start-ups in the UK whilst at Sun Microsystems and became an integral part of the northern technology eco-system.

He has been a mentor/advisor to multiple companies in the region since returning to focus on this passion which is enabling businesses to digitally engage across the region, now as MD of Digital Lancashire he is responsible for driving digital across Lancashire and gaining recognition for the region as a place that has the infrastructure, skills and space to do business in the new digital economy.