‘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…

Dereece Gardner

Dereece Gardner

Desire Cocktail Bar

Laurel Gallagher

Laurel Gallagher

Urban Wilderness CIC

Geoff Beadle

Geoff Beadle

Newcastle Council

Steph Bradbury

Steph Bradbury

Alice Charity

Deb Hilditch

Deb Hilditch

Newcastle Common

Sophie Wagstaff

Sophie Wagstaff

The Clubhouse Stoke

Tom Guilbert-Newell

Tom Guilbert-Newell

Newcastle Council

Stephen Roberts

Stephen Roberts

Keele University

Connects Network

Connects Network

Celebrating local links

Justin Nock

Justin Nock

Playhouse NuL

Rob Goodley

Rob Goodley

Rural Brewing Co.

Simon McEneny

Simon McEneny

Newcastle Council

Steve Alty

Steve Alty

Hilton Garden Inn

Ben and Jon Hill

Ben and Jon Hill

Piccoloco Coffee

Charlotte Pearce

Charlotte Pearce

Newcastle-under-Lyme BID

Katie Beardmore

Katie Beardmore

Brampton Hill House

Justin Ninan

Justin Ninan

The Wheelhouse

Jayne Knapper

Jayne Knapper

Stoke-on-Trent Fostering

Kirsty Rollings

Kirsty Rollings

Keele in Town
David Taylor

David Taylor

Merlin Magic Making
Gemma Thomas

Gemma Thomas

Birlliant Bamboo CIC

Louise Abbots

Louise Abbots

Hurrah Marketing

Arthur Barnard

Arthur Barnard

Philip Astley Project CIC

Jay Davies

Jay Davies

Castletown Distillery

Connects Network

Connects Network

Celebrating local links

Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels

Cyber Kiln Ltd.

Rhiannon Ewing-James

Rhiannon Ewing-James

British Ceramic Biennial

Cris Cohen

Cris Cohen

Feasted.co.uk

Alun Rogers

Alun Rogers

Stoke & Staffs LEP

Simon Fuller

Simon Fuller

The Donna Louise

Louise Eagle

Louise Eagle

Dementia Friends

Sonya Wakefield

Sonya Wakefield

BabaBaboon

Ben Dyer

Ben Dyer

National Enterprise Challenge

Karen Coleman

Karen Coleman

Excello Law

Jon Fairburn

Jon Fairburn

Staffordshire Business School

Connects Network

Connects Network

Celebrating local links

Hannah Ault

Hannah Ault

Valentine Clays Ltd

Ian Bradford

Ian Bradford

Lymestone Brewery

NIchola Twemlow

NIchola Twemlow

Stoke CEP

Bal Atwel

Bal Atwel

Freeths Solicitors

Robin MacDonald

Robin MacDonald

Caverswall Castle

Lloyd Cooke

Lloyd Cooke

Saltbox

Matt Hubbard

Matt Hubbard

Reels In Motion

Mika De Oliveira

Mika De Oliveira

Art Brasil

Gemma Thomas

Gemma Thomas

Appetite

Aaron Bell

Aaron Bell

MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme

Huw Morgan

Huw Morgan

Keele University

Jordan Everall

Jordan Everall

Staffordshire University

Beverley Ashley

Beverley Ashley

Stoke & Staffs Careers Hub

Paul Rogerson

Paul Rogerson

Restoke

Matt Hustwit

Matt Hustwit

Staffs Chambers of Commerce

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson

SoT College, Burslem Campus

Dan Townley

Dan Townley

Port Vale F.C. Foundation Trust

Daniel Turner

Daniel Turner

Belong.org.uk

Andrew Billington

Andrew Billington

Andrew Billington Photography

Jake Murfin

Jake Murfin

The Prince’s Trust

Simon Tagg

Simon Tagg

Newcastle Council

Community Ventures Team

Community Ventures Team

Elise Turner

Elise Turner

Brampton Museum

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Bottlecraft & Crossways

Lauren Hamer

Lauren Hamer

Beautyful by Lauren

Staffordshire Team

Staffordshire Team

Community Foundation Staffs

Richard Guy

Richard Guy

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Laura Watson

Laura Watson

Stoke Sentinel

Jonathan Gullis MP

Jonathan Gullis MP

Stoke North, Kidsgrove and Talke

Connects Network

Connects Network

Celebrating local links

Alastair Machin

Alastair Machin

Chaffinch Group

Newcastle-under-Lyme Business Improvement District Team

Ruth Williams

Ruth Williams

The Smile Group

Andrew Van Buren

Andrew Van Buren

The Philip Astley Project

Iain Cartwright

Iain Cartwright

British Ceramics Biennial

Adrian Ball

Adrian Ball

Our Space Staffs

Ben McManus

Ben McManus

Wavemaker

Ann King

Ann King

The Glost House

Mel Sheratt

Mel Sheratt

Author

Wendy Dean

Wendy Dean

Strategi Solutions

Danny Flynn

Danny Flynn

YMCA Staffs

Anthony Bunn

Anthony Bunn

Editor

Duck Magazine

Susan Clarke

Susan Clarke

B-Arts

Carol Shanahan

Carol Shanahan

Synetics Solutions

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

City Of Culture 2021 Bid

Tom Walley

Tom Walley

Hit Mix Radio

Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor

Newcastle BID

Paul Farmer OBE

Paul Farmer OBE

Wade Ceramics

Paul Phillips

Paul Phillips

Young Enterprise

Rob Ledger

Rob Ledger

Six Towns Radio

Fiona Wallace

Fiona Wallace

New Vic Theatre

Erica Love

Erica Love

Partners in Creative Learning

Bernard Lovatt

Bernard Lovatt

Etruria Industrial Museum

Hannah Malloy

Hannah Malloy

Donna Louise

Alison Bradford

Alison Bradford

Business Coach

David Breese

David Breese

Golden Disc Company

Viv Bradford

Viv Bradford

Lymestone Brewery

Mike Whittingham

Mike Whittingham

Heywood Academy

Charnelle Merritt

Charnelle Merritt

Totally Local

Ray Elks

Ray Elks

Arch North Staffs

Karl Greenwood

Karl Greenwood

Appetite

Adrian Ball

Adrian Ball

1000 Lives

Joan Walley

Joan Walley

MP

Andy Cook

Andy Cook

Entrepreneurs

Toby McCann & Robert Burns

Toby McCann & Robert Burns

Film Makers