About US

Founded in 2013 by Stuart Clarke MBE, Paceline helps tech scaleups to tell their stories and tech startups to build their brands. We also help individuals and companies to develop connections with key influencers from the region’s business and civic communities. 

Working on a range of digital initiatives, recent projects have included:

  • creating and delivering PR and marketing strategies for clients such as a data services consultancy, a global software firm, and tech startups and scaleups
  • writing and placing thought leadership pieces in prominent publications  
  • advising firms who are looking to open offices in Leeds, helping them establish relationships with local civic and business leaders, such as a leading global consultancy and a national telecoms provider
  • writing successful industry awards nominations
  • sourcing participants for various tech sector initiatives, including scale-up programmes and industry white papers.

Paceline has also developed the Leeds Tech Map and PARSE programme for startup founders.

Our founder, Stuart Clarke, is a non-executive director and advisor to a number of startups, including Synap and Coact.
Stuart is also the co-founder and Festival Director of the Leeds Digital Festival, an event which brings the city together to celebrate digital culture in all its forms.

We have over 20 years experience working with companies at every level, from multinationals right through to early stage startups.

Get in touch today to arrange a friendly consultation and see what we can do for you.


PR & Communications

We can work with you to build and deliver a bespoke PR and communications strategy to generate awareness amongst your target audience and deliver against your commercial objectives.


High-quality content on your website or social media is key to building a strong brand. We can work with you to plan and create an effective content strategy to help you achieve your brand goals.

Connection Building

A strong network is key to building strategic relationships. We help people and firms build connections with key influencers from the business and civic communities. 

Awards Nominations

Awards are an excellent way of promoting your business and achieving recognition for the work that you do. We have a consistent success rate in writing award submissions for our clients. Examples of recent shortlists and wins include Women in IT, Digital Leaders 100, British Data Awards and GP Bullhound Northern Tech Awards.

Early Stage Investment

Having helped  a number of startups to raise funds, we are able to bring comprehensive early stage knowledge and connections to this pivotal point on a startup’s roadmap.

Board Advisory Roles

Stuart currently sits on the board of a number of startups, institutions and initiatives, providing various different advisory roles. He’s always looking for new and exciting roles to get involved with.

A selection of current and recent clients


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