Stuart Horwood
Partner & Chief Executive Officer

“Having been in business for the last 30 years I have discovered that my success and expertise lies in understanding, developing and implementing systems and structures to ensure that a business can successfully operate and reach its full potential.
Creative industries require solid frameworks to allow their primary functions and delivery to flourish. My task is to run the operations of 1508 London to free up the individuals, so that we can deliver on the visions that they create.”


Stuart started his impressive career as a Business Systems Analyst with the retailer British Relay. Over thirty years of acclaimed international work follow this, including management and consultation for companies that sit within the Private and Public sector. Stuart was appointed Director of Consultancy Services of New Zealand central Government and then became Assistant Secretary in the UK Government’s CCTA operation. In 1996 Stuart became Chief of Operations in BT’s International division, leading to the creation and management of BT’s Wholesale Division. His division went on to become the largest in BT, with revenues exceeding £11 Billion – Stuart was then appointed MD in 1998. Stuart joined a Morgan Stanley Investment Company in 2006 as an independent Consultant. As an independent Consultant Stuart has chaired a number of companies and still operates as a mentor and coach to a variety of senior executives as well as being Chief Executive Officer at 1508 London. Stuart is a highly experienced Board level operator who is pivotal in driving 1508 London’s business performance.