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Committee Member: Stuart Rogers
Business Owner and Consultant
Stuart Rogers began his career in commercial advertising with his own direct marketing Agency in 1972 working for blue chip clients including Texas Homecare, Legal and General and Coca-Cola. He merged his Agency with leading USA agency Grey Direct in 1988.He has worked in the Charity Sector for the last 14 years starting as Head of Marketing and Deputy Campaign Director at Jewish Care. He was responsible for a team of 12 including the Design Studio staff, Publications Officer, PR Executive, the Marketing Database team and Legacy Officer.
He moved to the Weizmann Institute Foundation in 1999. As Executive Director he managed the charity through a period of considerable change recruiting new Trustees, Patrons and re-branding. He was responsible for a £5 million fundraising campaign involving Big Gifts and Events and the review of a £16 million investment portfolio.
After a short period as an Interim Manager at the Prostate Cancer Charitable Trust he was appointed the first Chief Executive of the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, a wish granting Charity for terminally and seriously ill children. Year on year he doubled income, doubled the number of Wishes granted, doubled the number of volunteers and corporate partners. He initiated a major donor programme as well as introducing all the necessary systems and procedures to ensure the highest professional management standards. Stuart also had the responsibility for raising the profile of the charity by introducing innovative PR activities and making numerous visits to the leading NHS paediatric units and private Children’s hospices around the UK. With advice and collaboration of experts he devised strategic plans and ensured that monthly management accounts and financial reports were presented to the Trustees on a regular basis.
At the start of 2007 Stuart decided to concentrate on his combined skills of Fundraising, Communications, Marketing and Event Management by setting up his own consultancy.
Stuart has had a lifetime of voluntary fundraising experience. In his early 20’s he started an amateur theatrical group raising money for a number of good causes. He joined the Variety Club of Great Britain in 1982 and served on a number of Committees eventually becoming a Vice President and Crew member in 1990.
Stuart is married with 2 children. He is an avid Chelsea FC fan, enjoys the theatre, going to the gym and the occasional game of Golf.
Personal and Business accelerated development, Coaching at executive level, Training and development for SMT’s, Keynote speaker, Green and carbon neutral processes, Communications consulting, Team dynamics, Personal Effectiveness, Networking skills.
Reason for joining TEN:
Having spent many years in the public sector and SME arena I needed to gain insight into the more corporate arena and, after having attended meetings and spoken to members, formed the view that TEN was the most suitable and welcoming.
Length of time with TEN:
What have you gained from TEN membership?
Insight and knowledge, a large number of diverse, reliable connections and just missed a £1.8m contract. I’ve enjoyed running a self-development SIG (special interest group), being on the committee and now Chair of TEN.
“I like the ethos of one for all and all for one, members happily share knowledge and expertise at the same time as being available professionally. A vast array of speakers provide educational insights and updates. A warm, friendly greeting and atmosphere makes for enjoyable networking with access to a huge array of talent.”