Networking & Speakers


We’re expecting up to 200 people attending, so this will provide excellent networking opportunities throughout the event. 

To start the day, there’s Breakfast Networking. Then, during the main Showcase, you’ll have over two hours to catch up with your local ambassador colleagues and make new connections!


You’ll get to hear from some excellent speakers at the event. Our Place Board Chair, Darren Winter will launch the event; we then have a special guest, the Freeport Director from Tees Valley Combined Authority, Nolan Gray and we’re delighted to say that the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Carole Morgan will officially open the event.

We will then have three panel presentations covering the LIVE, ENJOY and BUSINESS themes of the Ambassador programme, hosted by Zetland FM presenter, John Clayton.

The presentations will cover:

  • exciting projects happening
  • big investments
  • inspiring business stories
  • how Redcar and Cleveland is placed regionally and beyond
  • tourism information

Our panellists are:

LIVEBianca Robinson – CEO: CEO Sleepout  Beth Hodgson – Beth Hodgson RCABJason Faulkner – Principal: Redcar & Cleveland CollegeRosie Du Rose – Chief Executive: Beyond Housing
ENJOYLaura Case – Head of Culture & Tourism: Redcar & Cleveland Council  Ruairidh Taylor – Hotel Manager: Gisborough Hall HotelJulia Lumley – Senior Marketing Manager: Tees Valley Combined AuthorityAmy Fair – General Manager:  Redcar Racecourse
BUSINESSDavid Laing – Owner: The Clucking Pig  Matt Parsons – GM External Affairs: Anglo AmericanKay Tarry – Owner: Sugar NomsAndy Koss – CEO: UK and Middle East – Sembcorp

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