12 July 2019 – ‘Forging Bridges’ event, Materials Processing Institute, Eston

The ‘Forging Bridges’ themed Ambassador event took place at the Materials Processing Institute, Eston.


This event was all about connections and forging bridges – within our place, between communities and business, within our region and looking nationally and internationally. Forging a bright future for Redcar and Cleveland, based on a foundation of collaboration and connection.


  1. Breakfast and networking
  2. Welcome, introductions and context of the event – Chris Styles, Head of Marketing and Communications, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
  3. High Tide Foundation – Forging Bridges for the future – Mark Easby, Chairman, High Tide Foundation
  4. Redcar and Cleveland’s Connections to outer space – Professor Carole Haswell, Head of Astronomy, Open University
  5. Grangetown Netball Club – Connecting us across the UK – Geraldine Williams, Head Coach / Manager
  6. Closing remarks/questions – Chris Styles

Following the main event, Materials Processing Institute staff took a group of Ambassadors on a tour of the fascinating facility.










Photography – Dave Charnley Photography

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