We're delighted to announce that Stuart Procter, Chief Operating Officer of The Stafford, London and Northcote hotel, Lancashire, has joined DEBRA as our new Vice President, alongside our President Simon Weston, CBE and fellow Vice Presidents, sporting legends Graeme Souness and Frank Warren.


Announcing his appointment, Jim Irvine, DEBRA Chair of Trustees said:

“We are delighted that Stuart has agreed to join our hands-on team of Ambassadors at DEBRA. His connection to the charity is long-standing and his commitment to supporting those living with EB is invaluable. We look forward to working even more closely with him in our bid to #FightEB”


Stuart said:

“I feel very privileged and honoured to be given the opportunity of working with DEBRA, a charity very close to my heart. As Vice President, I am looking forward to making a real difference to the day-to-day lives of those families who live with the painful and distressing condition of EB, every day.”


DEBRA UK President, Simon Weston, CBE said:

“What a great addition to the team Stuart will be! We have lots of great things to look forward to as a charity and I am thrilled that Stuart will be joining our mission to ease the lives of those living with EB”


Stuart, a long-time supporter of DEBRA UK, has an illustrious career in the hospitality industry, including time at The Vineyard, a luxury 5 star hotel and spa in Berkshire before heading North again to become General Manager of The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa in North Yorkshire, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. During the four years he was there, the hotel gained 4-AA-Red-Stars along with several accolades including 1 Michelin Star and 3 Rosettes

Since returning to The Stafford, London, Stuart has overseen multiple refurbishments such as the Carriage House renovations, the 2018 relaunch of The American Bar, the 2019 main house room renovations, and the successful launch of The Game Bird restaurant.

Stuart has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of The Stafford London and the recently acquired Lancashire-based hotel, Northcote. Under his new title he launched Norma, a contemporary and vibrant restaurant in Fitzrovia, London.