Meet the Capital team
Stuart’s work has taken him around the world. He grew up in Ealing, London, and after gaining qualifications in English and Law, he worked for three UK radio stations and a healthcare company and the Yellow Pages in Auckland, New Zealand. After a period travelling in China and the United States, he began a career as a writer with a Nottinghamshire newspaper, and then moved on to be lead creative on a lifestyle magazine. Stuart founded Capital in 2008 and quickly turned it in to one of the fastest-growing print, publishing and design agencies in the country. Stuart loves travelling the world and has visited many countries off the beaten track, including Syria, Lebanon and Cuba.
Stuart was selected to be part of a UK Trade and Investment mission to Chengdu and Chongqing, south-western China in 2009 to promote China-Britain business links.
Stuart’s marketing discipline spans a wide range of industries, but he has a proven track record in marketing household goods and the food and beverage industry, having developed and marketed new brands for several successful restaurants and bars.
He also has extensive experience in the restaurant industry and in 2009 was a judge in the Nottingham Restaurant Awards.
Glyn joined his family business – Sherwood Laboratories – straight from school in 1989 and since taking over the company has developed it in to one of the UK’s leading school photography businesses. Today, the Wrates Bagley Group, of which Capital is a division, employs more than 50 people and boasts one of the largest school client bases in the country, taking and producing childrens’ school photographs.
At Capital, Glyn is actively involved in the marketing of our printing brands, particularly our school printing company, assisting to spread the message of value-for-money printing with personal customer service all over the UK.
Marie joined Capital as company secretary following our merger with Wrates Bagley in 2014. Marie leads a team of accounting staff assisting in the day-to-day management of finance and payroll.
After short careers at Hillingdon and Ealing borough councils in London, Derek spent nearly 30 years in a variety of roles at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the capital’s wealthiest local authority, the most recent being in senior management. He is a former chairman of the Association of Local Authority Business Consultants and is a Prince2 Certified Practitioner. Derek’s role is to manage our niche publications in the real ale and hospitality sectors. He loves cooking and long holidays but is an avid CAMRA member, so he loves beer more.
Fresh out of university, Rebecca is Capital’s most recent addition! She had a great time studying at Newcastle University (something to do with the infamous nightlife, perhaps) and is proud to now have a 2:1 degree in English language and literature under her belt. The nature of Rebecca’s degree lends itself well to Capital, enabling her to work analytically and creatively to achieve results, and she is excited to put this to good use in her career here.
A few of Rebecca’s favourite pastimes include playing the piano, drinking cocktails, correcting people’s grammar and holding on to an intense infatuation with Gareth Gates that should have most definitely been left in the noughties.
Zoë has worked as a Graphic Designer for over 14 years. Starting out as an apprentice in a design agency based in Portsmouth, she quickly became full member of the design team, managing her own projects through all stages from initial discussions to production of final printed material. After two years she decided to return to education to gain her degree in psychology but realised during that time that her one and only love was design. After a year of travelling the world, she returned to her original career. She moved to the East Midlands where she spent many years working a Senior Designer in Nottingham, before joining Capital as a designer. She loves to design, especially using good photography and would love everyone to understand that “less is more”. She loves travelling, scuba diving, festivals, reading and being creative through various different design and craft activities.