Stuart qualified as a Chartered Accountant with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) in 1995, and worked in practice and in commerce in the UK, latterly in senior management of an International Organization.

Stuart joined Hassans in 2007, later moving across to Line Group, and since then has been providing a range of accounting services to clients, including the preparation of annual statutory accounts and associated tax filings for companies and the preparation of trust accounts.