Stuart bio

Stuart Allan

BUSINESS COACH & MENTOR

Welcome to my website. I'm rightly asked by senior executives, directors and company owners what qualifies me to provide personal development training and strategic business support to individuals as well as national and international companies.

To answer that question, I need to demonstrate my background career in business over the last 33 years. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to establish a successful business, so, in 1988, I founded a premium food manufacturing company after identifying a lucrative opportunity in the regional market. Following 25 years of continuous business development growth in the FMCG sector, the company had grown into an international operation supplying 'blue-chip' supermarkets, such as Waitrose, Sainsbury's, ALDI and Tesco's, and foodservice companies including Whitbread and Caffe Nero.

I successfully exited food manufacturing in 2013 to embark on
a career in business coaching and consulting, using my practical business skills, extensive training and personal experiences; developing a diverse portfolio of business owners and their companies through improving their financial, operational,
sales and marketing and senior management skills.

Having developed a credible reputation nationally and internationally, my comprehensive services in Executive and Senior Management coaching and SME business coaching extend across multiple business disciplines relating to enhanced individual and company performance. To continuously improve my professionalism and skills, through personal development, and to advance my career in coaching and mentoring, I have achieved the ILM Level (7) Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership. Currently, the highest level of accredited business coaching qualification in the UK. I am also a member of The Institute of Leadership and Management, Member of the Worldwide Association for Coaching and The Institute of Directors.

I have to date worked with over 80 companies in a range of industries including medical, manufacturing, international logistics, digital marketing, printing and design, construction, professional services, engineering, food manufacturing, hospitality, cosmetics and many other sectors. I have also facilitated professional development courses for the Ministry of Defence and regional educational facilities, as well as providing government business support services through the Growth Accelerator Scheme, the Manufacturing Growth Programme and Colchester Business Enterprise Agency.