About Stonac Ltd

We collaborate extensively with other like-minded people and businesses which extends our reach and helps us to fulfil our customers’ needs. It is also where we learn, share advice and tips and so on.

Stuart Copeland

Stuart Copeland

Stuart is a highly effective, profit-focused Programme & Project Leader. He works with organisations supporting their complex and risky business change programmes, in the following areas:

  • New operation set up / changes to existing operations
  • Process review, design and improvement
  • Organisational change Bid and Tender management
  • Systems implementation

Typically, the projects require support from people all over the organisation. Stuart co-authored “The People Project Triangle”.

Stuart’s specialist areas are:

  • Project Leadership – of significant business change in multiple sectors
  • Process Improvement – to improve customer satisfaction and profitability
  • Mentoring of individuals and teams where his enthusiastic style enlighten a serious subject

Stuart has worked with Volkswagen Group, Babcock, Costa, Bureau Veritas, Objectivity, Traveline, NSL, Inchcape, MCL Group and SSE. He works closely with a small number of Associates (see below). He is a member of the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Interim Management and the British Computer Society and is Prince2 and MSP accredited.

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Fiona Copeland

Fiona Copeland

Fiona is a naturally approachable, polished and driven Senior Manager, expert controlling the administration, training and development of various projects and programmes. She possesses outstanding interpersonal, negotiation skills and excels in compliant environments requiring a high level of attention to detail. Consistently achieves project goals by utilising exceptional analytical skills, administration prowess and first-class customer service.

Fiona has a comprehensive career honed within the banking sector demonstrating internal promotion, resilience and increased responsibility. Additionally promotes, chairs and directs a large variety of local and national committees, groups, foundations and advisory boards working to promote knowledge and development of genetic disorders, blindness, cancer support and health research.

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Our Associates

Simon Knocker, thebigteam

Simon KnockerSimon is the owner of thebigteam limited. He lives near Guildford in the UK with his wife Laura and their 3 children.

In 1990, he was commissioned into the Army, coming in the top 10 of all graduate entrants at Sandhurst. Since leaving the forces Simon has worked directly for Societe Generale, The Papworth Trust, Audi UK, Volkswagen UK and was one of the founders and the Managing Director of a web-based aviation company.

In 2002, he became a freelance Project Manager & Management Consultant establishing it-connects and rebranded it to thebigteam in 2017.

Simon loves adventurous activity; he is a keen sailor, skier and wakeboarder, and enjoys nothing better than a day out on the water with his family.

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Darren Marshall, CMI Synergy

Darren MarshallPragmatic and delivery focused, Darren set up CMI Synergy in 2002 following a successful career in the petrochemical industry and several years in management consulting.

Over his career he has gained a wide range of project management and business consulting experience across diverse industry sectors.
His extensive track record encompasses delivery from complex construction projects to business change and transformation across public and private sector clients.

When not working, Darren can be found undertaking a range of coastal based pursuits on land and the sea with his wife, Rachel and their two boys.

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Kerry Thomson, Akeno

Kerry ThompsonKerry is a pioneer who welcomes a challenge. From high profile projects that require the structure and rigour of her programme and project management capabilities, to exciting innovation and transformation assignments that require stakeholders to become energised and engaged, Kerry is there to inspire, lead and deliver.

Success is achieved thanks to Kerry’s positive mindset that engages stakeholders to create a unified project team. Adept at understanding and translating complex and technical matters, as well as presenting to Senior Leaders and Directors, it’s the flexibility of Kerry’s skills that are so welcomed by Clients.

Outside of work, Kerry loves adventurous activities; she has done a cliff dive in Jamaica, a sky dive over the British countryside, and enjoys water sports such as jet skiing, water skiing and paddle boarding.

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Nick Wilson, ProgrammExpress

Nick WilsonAs the owner of a Portfolio, Programme and Project Management solution, and born out of a desire to help organisations gain maximum project control over multiple and diverse business areas, my overall goal is to encourage organisations to simplify and automate their PMO Reporting processes, and see the benefits of purchasing ProgrammExpress.

Having worked for Whitbread PLC for 17 years up until 2000, and latterly being heavily involved in improving Project Control, and working with over 50 large Corporates over the 19 years that ProgrammExpress has been operational, my experience tells me that Project Control continues to be a challenge, and those most successful have learnt that neither manual or very rich in functionality solutions work in the majority of cases.

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Our Partners


SCN operate its own professional network of certified partners and associates.


CV Pal

Assisting individuals with CV writing, cover letters, supporting statements and interview coaching; working across multiple industry sectors.



Working with OEMs, finance, leasing, fleet, mobility innovators and more, we offer automotive consultancy services and products to help your business excel.


Gobeyond Partners

Gobeyond Partners – a collective of talented people working alongside some of the world’s best known organisations. A team always willing to go the extra mile.