Stuart Bates

Financial Planning Director


Having worked in financial services since 2002, Stuart genuinely enjoys working with clients to improve their financial situation and quality of life, as well as the personal relationships he gets to build along the way. He takes pride in the continual development of a quality client proposition, creating the best client experience possible at great value.

A degree of tenacity and creativity has served Stuart well in his experience within proposition development. He also maintains a mindset of always looking to learn more, that thirst for knowledge resulting in him continuously improving his ability to deliver quality advice to clients.

He believes the Craven Street Wealth team are welcoming and down to earth people with much experience and expertise who uphold his own core values of putting clients at the heart of everything, striving for excellence, and building long-term relationships based on trust and integrity.

Stuart is pleased to be part of the management team in the early stages of Craven Street Wealth and its plans going forwards where he looks forward to helping drive that success.


  • Fellow of the Personal Finance Society (FPFS)
  • Chartered Financial Planner
  • BSc Honours degree in Business Management, University of East Anglia (UEA)


Having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Stuart likes to keep fit whilst staying close to nature – from open water swimming, climbing mountains, kayaking, scuba diving, snowboarding or mountain biking.

From time to time, he takes part in charity events from fun runs, mountain hikes or swimming challenges and on an ideal weekend can be found enjoying food, music, festivals or an adventure on the beach or in the mountains.

His favourite holiday activity is snowboarding where he relishes the crisp mountain air, blue skies , fun and excitement of flying down a mountain.

Stuart in the spotlight

People would describe me as:
Lively, genuine, a family man and fun to be around. Tenacious, driven and sharp.
My day starts with…
A short period of meditation and contemplation, followed almost immediately by the chaos of children and family life.
An interesting fact about me is
I still DJ - House and Drum and Bass, though more of a hobby than a back-up career!
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