‘Positive about our community’ The ‘Connects’ team carefully choose our guest speakers to inform us about success stories, interesting projects and events that are happening on our doorstep. Previous guest speakers include…
Hannah Ault

Hannah Ault

Director

Valentine Clays Ltd

Ian Bradford

Ian Bradford

Owner

Lymestone Brewery

NIchola Twemlow

NIchola Twemlow

Chair

Stoke CEP

Ben Dyer

Ben Dyer

Co Founder

The National Enterprise Challenge

Jake Murfin

Jake Murfin

Team Leader

The Prince’s Trust

Simon Tagg

Simon Tagg

Leader of the Council

Newcastle Council

Community Ventures Team

Community Ventures Team

Alastair Machin

Alastair Machin

Managing Director

Chaffinch Group

Jayne Knapper

Jayne Knapper

Stoke-on-Trent Fostering

Matt Hubbard

Matt Hubbard

Account Director

Reels In Motion

Mika De Oliveira

Mika De Oliveira

Director

Art Brasil

Simon Fuller

Simon Fuller

CEO

The Donna Louise

Louise Eagle

Louise Eagle

Dougie Mac

Dementia Friends

Sonya Wakefield

Sonya Wakefield

Creative Director

BabaBaboon

Karen Coleman

Karen Coleman

Excello Law

Andrew Van Buren

Andrew Van Buren

Van Buren Organisation

The Philip Astley Project

Iain Cartwright

Iain Cartwright

Executive Director

British Ceramics Biennial

Bal Atwel

Bal Atwel

Freeths Solicitors

Robin MacDonald

Robin MacDonald

Owner

Caverswall Castle

Ben McManus

Ben McManus

Director

Wavemaker

Lloyd Cooke

Lloyd Cooke

CEO

Saltbox

Danny Flynn

Danny Flynn

CEO

YMCA Staffs

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Owner

Bottlecraft

Susan Clarke

Susan Clarke

Artistic Director

B-Arts

Carol Shanahan

Carol Shanahan

Managing Director

Synetics Solutions

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

City Of Culture 2021 Bid

Adrian Ball

Adrian Ball

Our Space Staffs

Tom Walley

Tom Walley

Hit Mix Radio

Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor

Newcastle BID

Ann King

Ann King

Owner

The Glost House

Mel Sheratt

Mel Sheratt

Author

Paul Phillips

Paul Phillips

Young Enterprise

Anthony Bunn

Anthony Bunn

Editor

Duck Magazine

Erica Love

Erica Love

Partners in Creative Learning

Bernard Lovatt

Bernard Lovatt

Etruria Industrial Museum

Alison Bradford

Alison Bradford

Business Coach

David Breese

David Breese

Golden Disc Company

Rob Ledger

Rob Ledger

Six Towns Radio

Paul Farmer OBE

Paul Farmer OBE

Wade Ceramics

Mike Whittingham

Mike Whittingham

Heywood Academy

Charnelle Merritt

Charnelle Merritt

Totally Local

Fiona Wallace

Fiona Wallace

New Vic Theatre

Ray Elks

Ray Elks

Arch North Staffs

Karl Greenwood

Karl Greenwood

Appetite

Hannah Malloy

Hannah Malloy

Donna Louise

Adrian Ball

Adrian Ball

1000 Lives

Joan Walley

Joan Walley

MP

Viv Bradford

Viv Bradford

Lymestone Brewery

Andy Cook

Andy Cook

Entrepreneurs

Toby McCann & Robert Burns

Toby McCann & Robert Burns

Film Makers