Speakers and Panellists.

You’ll get to hear from some excellent speakers at the event. Place Board member, and Redcar & Cleveland College Principal, Jason Faulkner will open the event; and we’re delighted to say that BBC Radio Tees presenter, Rachel Teate is returning as panel discussion host.

We will have a great selection of speakers on our two panel discussions around business and investment in Redcar and Cleveland.

Our Place Marketing Manager, Richard Baker will be closing the event with an overview of the place marketing projects and a new approach to the ambassador programme.

Welcome speaker

Jason Faulkner

Redcar & Cleveland College

Panel host

Rachel Teate

BBC Radio Tees

Closing remarks

Richard Baker

Place Marketing Manager


We will have a great selection of speakers on TWO panel discussions!

Our first panel, ‘Invest in Redcar and Cleveland‘ is about exciting new investment into our place. The panellists are:

DAVID GARDNER – Head of Project Management, K2 Construction Management (principal contractor for SeAH Wind project)

VIKKI JECKELL – Non Executive Director: Alkemy Capital & Tees Valley Lithium

STEVE MAKIN – Global Blue Hydrogen Programme Director: BP

David Gardner

K2 Construction Management

Vikki Jeckell

Tees Valley Lithium

Steve Makin


The second panel, ‘Business in Redcar and Cleveland‘ will discuss the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Redcar and Cleveland. Our panellists are:

LORNA JACKSON – Real Meals Deli / Festival Director – Saltburn Food Festival / Saltburn Farmers Market

SHARON LANE – Managing Director, Tees Components

RYAN MCKNIGHT – Director of People and Places, The SDDE Smith Group

HOLLY THOMSON – CEO, Blonde Creative

Lorna Jackson

Saltburn Food Festival / Saltburn Farmers Market

Sharon Lane

Tees Components

Ryan McKnight

The SDDE Smith Group

Holly Thomson

Blonde Creative

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