Stuart Bell

Glider is incredibly proud to have cultivated a team of the industry’s most talented developers, information management consultants and thought leaders across its teams over the last five years. With such innovators on staff, we are committed to shaping the future of the digital built environment and helping our clients not just to take control of their data, but to know how to assure and exploit it in constructive and future-proof ways. 

Adding to our 22 strong team of experts, we are excited to welcome Stuart Bell as our new Director of Sales and Marketing. 

With a wealth of knowledge in his field, and a background of leadership roles across enterprise software and information management organisations in the AECO industry, Stuart brings global experience to Glider. 

As a former Senior Director of Accelerated Business Development at Bentley Systems, he brings experience of shaping commercial strategy and supporting clients on large enterprise change initiatives. 

Stuart also drove the global growth plan for BDCE, leading on the standardisation and launch of BC Project (ISO 19650 turnkey CDE) across Bentley’s channels in the UK and Internationally. 

Stuart was a representative on the UK BIM Alliance Technology Group as the Sales and Marketing Director at Business Collaborator Limited (trading as GroupBC). He drove BC’s go-to-market strategy and scaled and coached ahigh-performance team, securing a number of the UK’s leading Infrastructure clients and growing the organisation’s revenue significantly, leading to BC’s acquisition by Bentley in March 2020

As a regular publisher and contributor of articles to leading construction industry publications, Stuart has a great talent at commentating and developing insights into the emerging trends and developments within the built environment, and in particular the impacts of digital innovation and adoption. 

This keen understanding of the AEC landscape is what makes him a perfect fit for the team at Glider. With an ability to engage and assess the needs of an organisation and successfully shape and support the business case for investment in digital delivery consultancy and tools, will ensure our clients attain their asset portfolio performance goals.

Stuart said: “I’m so proud to be a part of such a forward-thinking team here at Glider, and excited to be making strides and helping clients to unlock the value from their project and asset data. It’s great to be part of a business that is shaping the future of digital delivery and asset operations, and ultimately enabling clients to take business decisions on trusted and assured data. Glider are on the cusp of something great and I’m excited to join the team to let the world know what that is!” 

Celebrating their fifth anniversary this year, Glider have enjoyed another year of record growth and securing a number of flagship customers on a number of the UK’s leading projects. 

2022 marks the next step in what has been a rapid and exciting expansion of the team, entering into new markets and introducing new technology to the industry in Glider’s mission to safeguard the sector’s future. 

Stuart will be a part of the process of helping users to master the gliderbim® platform’s capabilities while capitalising on the information management opportunities it offers, helping teams to come out of the experience with a better tool and an evolved skill set. Nick Hutchinson, Managing Director and co-founder of Glider, said of Stuart’s appointment: “We’ve spent the last five years putting together a really strong team. We’re always mindful of hiring people who are as passionate about what we do as we are – and I think we’ve been successful. We’ve created a really powerful work environment by bringing on members of the team who believe in the tools that we’ve created – but crucially, people who really believe in their potential, too. We are only just beginning, and Stuart is a very important addition to the team who will help us to reach that potential and start making even bigger waves in the industry. I can’t wait to see what happens next with Stuart on board.”