About US

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

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

  • creating PR and marketing strategies for clients such as a data services consultancy, a global software firm, and tech startups and scaleups
  • 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
Our founder, Stuart Clarke, is a non-executive director and advisor to a number of startups, including Synap, Calbot, Coact and Flow.
Stuart is also the co-founder and Festival Director of the Leeds Digital Festival which celebrates digital culture in all its forms. The two Festivals in 2020 saw 428 events with over 45,000 attendees from 60 countries, covering topics from data to fintech to digital health to arts.

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

We’ve worked with a number of clients over the last few years to research appropriate prestigious industry awards and write the nominations. We have a success rate of over 90% for clients getting shortlisted.

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

THE STARTUPS we're involved with

James Gupta
Co-founder, Synap
James Gupta
Co-founder, Synap


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