CIMA qualified, Stewart is also a Fellow of HOSPA (formerly BAHA) and has worked with a range of companies from individual hotel operators to large national and international chains operating in both the UK and Europe. His focus is to streamline business process and improve the consistency of reporting to aid business performance. With his combined experience of over 25 years in the hospitality finance sector, he has applied his expertise at all levels of operations from day to day on site, to centrally managing the corporate office finance function.
Before Focus, Stewart held senior corporate and regional finance roles with the Principal Hayley Hotel Group and also spent time working with Jurys and Jurys Doyle Hotel Groups, helping to grow the brand whilst also opening and refurbishing a number of four-star hotels in both London and Bristol.
Stewart has a strong knowledge of both cash and accrual accounting systems, and has experience in all aspects of financial forecasting, resource allocation, fund management, accounting and control including business planning.