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Staffordshire Ambassador Event

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Following the launch of our Staffordshire Story and placemaking identity in 2020, we have launched a series of Ambassador events to showcase exciting projects and success stories from businesses across Staffordshire. With a line-up of inspirational speakers, you’ll hear about the latest developments and businesses that are shaping our great county.

We are delighted to invite you to our January Staffordshire Ambassador Event: A Place to Learn and Grow, held at The Catalyst, Staffordshire University.

For our first Ambassador Event for 2023, we’ll be celebrating Staffordshire as a place of learning and continual growth, featuring an inspirational mix of organisations and institutions who are supporting the county’s educational and skills agenda – equipping people with the skills and experience to ensure we are well-placed to support industry and innovation of future generations.

We’ll be exploring:

  • How a Staffordshire restaurant and bar group is challenging perceptions of the hospitality industry as a career choice, one chef and server at a time!
  • Why our educational institutions are integral in supporting and contributing students into the local employment pool, through a case study of Keele Medical School and University Hospital of North Midlands.
  • How one global brand has taken the future skills development of the workforce of tomorrow into its own hands.
  • What Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group’s Institute of Technology campus and courses will mean for the people of our county, of all ages.

Presentations will be followed by a Q&A with all of the speakers, chaired by Martin Tideswell, Director of Communities and Commercial Engagement, Staffordshire and Patrons of We Are Staffordshire.

Afterwards, network with guests and take a tour of Staffordshire University’s new Catalyst Building at your leisure!

Event speakers:

  • Louisa Shaw, Place Brand Manager
  • Martin Tideswell, Director of Communities and Commercial Engagement, Staffordshire and Patrons of We Are Staffordshire
  • Chris Childs, Commercial Director, Parogon Group
  • Professor Pauline Walsh, Dean of Faculty of Health, Keele University
  • Jenny McGuirk, Principal, JCB Academy
  • Jason Lancaster, Director of the Institute of Technology & Employer Partnerships, Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group



Event Details

The Catalyst, Staffordshire University
26th January 2023
9:30 am-11:30 am

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