Stuart Morris is the current director of VE Paddles, a micro SME composite, design, manufacture and retailer of high end composite components for the paddle sport market. Stuart was on the GB Canoe Slalom and Freestyle Team’s for 13 years winning many titles including European Cup Champion.
Stuart started using composites to produce helmets, paddles and boats from the age of 13 and is predominantly self taught with a wide range of Carbon Fibre, Thermo-Composites and GRP production skills.
He graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Computer Aided Product Design from Nottingham Trent University and then studied a UK Sport funded PhD at Nottingham University under Prof. Nick Warrior.
The doctorate research investigated the how slalom kayak geometry effected GB Olympic athlete performance. Stuart was the Olympic Boat designer for GB Canoe Slalom Team for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games contributing to 5 Olympic along with World and European medals.