Bill Stokoe, trading as WSConsult, offers businesses strategic communications advice.
He is also currently chairman of Circa Circa Ltd, developers of the UK's exciting new board game About Time® See www.abouttimeboardgame.com
Bill has spent more than 35 years in financial services and communications consultancy, including senior posts with a major UK banking group and a US depositary bank (ADRs). He moved to a leading US IR consultancy in 1994, and subsequently became International IR Partner with the UK's largest financial PR agency. He was Senior Partner and founder shareholder of an international agency innovating in fusing IR and PR practice and advice. From 2000-05 he acted for Russian companies, most notably Svyazinvest and the regional telecomms companies.
Over the years he has advised many companies on international investor relations strategy and programmes, including IPOs and US listings.
A former director of the UK Investor Relations Society, he sat on the UK’s Financial Services Authority’s Information Dissemination Advisory Group reviewing the procedures for formal announcements by UK companies.
Other interests include a longterm involvement since 1983 as a non-executive in the UK's Further Education sector. He is Deputy Chairman of City Lit - www.citylit.ac.uk - London's leading adult education Institute. He is a former chairman of Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College (1992-2004), and was also a council member of FEnto. He was for a number of years a member of the DfES/AoC national Governance Advisory Group. In 2005 he served on the Advisory Group for HMG's Review of FE, headed by Sir Andrew Foster.
Married, with two children, Bill lives in Guildford where he has been involved in community organisations over the years. He has chaired Burpham Community Association and Guildford Round Table. He is currently chairman of the trustees of Guildford's historic almshouse, Abbot's Hospital, founded in 1619 - www.abbotshospital.org
Contact Bill Stokoe at: firstname.lastname@example.org