The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership has now
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To stay updated on the latest economic developments throughout the region, we encourage you to visit the South East Midlands Growth Hub. The SEM Growth Hub also provides free business advice and guidance to all businesses, manages funding and grant programmes and has an extensive resource library where businesses can find additional support.

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Stuart Branch
Stuart Branch

Stuart Branch


Chief People & Digital Officer, Weetabix Food Company

Stuart has over 10 years of’ executive-level experience in business. 

His career has taken in a diverse range of sectors – from hospitality and retail to financial services to manufacturing – where he has driven business change at an extensive scale. His customer-centric, commercially-focused approach is perfectly suited to the fast-paced world of FMCG. Now responsible for the organisation and effectiveness of people, systems, technology, culture & performance of The Weetabix Food Company creating and executing the Weetabix People, Information & Technology Agenda. His work particularly focuses on organisation design, talent & capability, employee engagement, business systems & processes, data & insight, as well as leadership development, performance and reward. He describes his role as continuing to make Weetabix a Great & Effective Place to Work. He believes that both HR & IT add value through business partnering and building individual and organisational capability – he is passionate about the fact ‘the manager makes the difference’.

Stuart joined Weetabix in the autumn of 2012, leaving Masco Corporation after 4 years serving as both the European HR and Customer Services Director.

Prior to Weetabix, Stuart worked in senior roles for Thomas Cook, Boots PLC, Santander, and the Whitbread Group.

Stuart lives in Silverstone, Northamptonshire with his wife, Christine and twin daughters Megan & Sarah. Stuart is a keen fundraiser and enjoys many sports specifically triathlon, swimming and the challenges of endurance sport.

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