Stuart Wells

CEO, Avenue Digital

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I am currently CEO and Founder of Avenue Digital, Executive Director, adviser and investor in another start-up technology business the Strickett Group, and Non-Executive Director of lifestyle company Woodham’s. I am an entrepreneurial, customer-focused commercial leader with a natural ability for building new business relationships and forging loyalty with clients, stakeholders and colleagues.

I discovered digital media while studying Business Economics and Finance at the Loughborough University. After graduating with honors in 2000, I briefly worked at Wordsworth Technology before founding global award-winning web design and development agency Wickedweb in 2002. As the founder, sole shareholder, and sole director, I organically grew the business to £3M in revenues and 60 people across three European offices over a 12-year period before leaving the business in 2015.

I have since become Founder and CEO of global digital marketing agency Avenue Digital, which continues its targeted growth towards annual revenues of £10M, currently employing 15 people across three UK offices. The specialist focus is organic and paid search with clients including Nobu, Foresters Financial, Rothesay Life, HF Insurance, Gambling Compliance, Consultus, Duke & Dexter, Solillas, and Peter Jones.

For three years I served on the Board of the Best Awards – the marketing world’s premier awards body, judging the industry pioneering advertising and marketing campaigns. For four years I have also served as an active member of the Supper Club commenting and supporting in pier business activities across a range of industry sectors.

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