As one of the founding members of Stoke and Gold, Samuel’s focus is on procurement, finance, and operational efficiency. He is a leading member of our supply-chain communications team, bringing a breadth of experience working with Chinese and US networks.
Within the operational efficiency sector, Samuel has advised numerous small and medium sized businesses across the UK, US, Canada, and Australia on how to eliminate inefficiencies through outsourcing and automation. Delivering total, synergetic savings of more than £5 million.
Heading our finance team, Samuel’s knowledge of the capital and foreign investment markets has been instrumental in advising our clients on how they can obtain funding through a variety of different means, including: venture capital, private equity, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), grant funding, government grants, and capital markets.
Prior to founding Stoke and Gold, Samuel worked within the economic development department of Staffordshire County Council, where he was responsible for appraising corporate and social ventures applying for ESIF and EU funding worth in excess of £50 million.
One of the founding members of Stoke and Gold, Jordan’s professional background is in the retail and commercial supplies sectors. His insight into large scale procurement project management has made him an indispensible asset to our clients, especially in the areas of profit scaling and cost reduction.
As the head of our project management team, Jordan has ensured that every member of our network is up to speed with important and relevant project information. He has managed communication flows between partners and clients based in the US, UK, Denmark, Romania, Australia, France, China, and Brazil.
Drawing upon his corporate communications experience, Jordan has been able to maximise the reach of our clients wishing to expand into foreign markets by applying data driven research methods to devise accurate strategy. His current project has seen a British multi-million pound retail business expand into the American market.
Prior to founding Stoke and Gold, Jordan founded a commercial cleaning supplies company, which grew into a major regional player in a matter of years. The practical operational and strategic experience gained through this has allowed him to offer our clients relevant and proactive project management and supply chain advice.
Liaising between public sector and private sector partners is what allows us to deliver maximum value to both the local community and our private sector partners. Jason brings with him a vast inventory of experience within government relations and political strategy, allowing us to best gauge the needs of all our stakeholders across all sectors.
As head of our Public Affairs and Government relations team, Jason works closely with our private sector partners, advising them on how best to navigate the political environment (locally, nationally, and internationally) to best align their long-term goals with that of the local community.
Jason has worked with clients stretching from the finance, and supply-chain sectors, to the education, and pharmaceutical industries. His in-depth knowledge of the ever-changing political landscape has allowed our clients operating within the public-sector procurement and funding space expedite their success with maximum impact.
Prior to joining the Stoke and Gold team, Jason headed numerous political and social campaigns, working within both the British and German political bodies. He had worked closely with dignitaries from the British House of Commons and Senate of Bremen, in a project organised to foster greater pan-European cooperation. Nationally, he has worked closely with local councillors and MPs in introducing district wide and national, as well as where the two interconnect.
We are only able to grow our network and its members through the proper media channels and communications processes. Ben’s expertise in media production and public relations has allowed us to communicate the strengths of our partners effectively and in a way that is completely unique to Stoke and Gold.
In his capacity as Head of Communications, Ben and his team are able to shoot, edit, and release media packets that present the qualities of our network partners in an easy to digest and unique manner. All our media and videographic material is produced by Ben and his team.
Ben is also head of our media department, which deals with direct communication with the press as well as P.R advice for our clients and partners, should the need arise.
Ben’s previous corporate engagements include working with the likes Vodafone, Stoke City Football Club, and Staffordshire University. His breadth of knowledge in the world of communications has afforded our clients and partners alike premium positioning in this area.
Outside of his responsibilities at Stoke and Gold, Ben is lecturer at Staffordshire University in Film and Media Production Technology.