Stuart Bruce has earned an international reputation as a pioneer, thought-leader and doer in modernised public relations and public affairs. He has 26 years’ experience and was co-founder and CEO of a Leeds-based consultancy that was one of the UK’s first specialist digital PR consultancies and in less than three years grew it into a PRWeek Top 150 Consultancy. His northern-based clients have included First Direct, Carlsberg-Tetley, the NHS, COI, Yorkshire Building Society, Silver Cross, Irwin Mitchell and the University of Leeds.

Stuart served as a councillor for seven years in Leeds, is co-author of two best-selling PR books and is now a visiting lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where he teaches post-graduate qualifications in PR, public affairs and corporate communications. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Accredited PR Practitioner, elected member of the CIPR national council and founder member of its Social Media Panel.