Redcar | Cleveland Place Board have appointed a new Chair to lead their work overseeing the promotion of Redcar and Cleveland as a great place to live, enjoy and do business.
The new Chair is Dr. Angela Brockbank, Head of New Business and Growth at Thirteen Group. Angela was appointed following an open recruitment process where all Redcar | Cleveland Ambassadors were invited to apply.
Place Marketing Manager, Richard Baker said:
“We received some excellent applications, and interviewed four fantastic candidates. It was a really difficult decision, as each candidate brought something unique, and their passion, interest and enthusiasm for helping boost Redcar and Cleveland really shone through.”
“In the end however, Angela’s breadth of skills, experience and knowledge in the subject matter just tipped things in her favour.”
Leading the recruitment process was Vice Chair of the Board, Andrew Fulton, Vice President and GM at ICL Boulby. Andrew said:
“I enjoyed the recruitment process; it gave me an opportunity to meet some very passionate people who had put themselves forward to lead our place marketing work and ambassador programme. Each candidate had a unique aspect to their application which we hope to capitalise on in the future. The candidates covered issues such as inspiring young women more; diversity and inclusion; and corporate social responsibility. We look forward to working more closely with all the candidates soon,”
“I’d also like to congratulate Angela on her very worthy appointment as Chair, and I’m looking forward to working with her as we continue our endeavours of showcasing Redcar and Cleveland to the world!”
The outgoing Chair of the Board is Darren Winter, Director of Duco Digital; Andrew said:
“On behalf of the Board, and personally, I would like to thank Darren for his excellent work in the role of the Chair. Darren led the Board with great skill and drive for over two years, which included the challenges of the pandemic.”
Representing Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council in the recruitment process, was Clare Stanton, Business Engagement Manager. Clare said:
“I’d like to offer my congratulations to Angela, and to thank Darren for Chairing the Board with great professionalism. It’s great to work alongside the Board to help achieve some of the Council’s key corporate objectives, around improving the physical appearance of the Borough and enhancing prosperity.”
“The work of the Board, now led by Angela; our big team of ambassadors; and Richard and his colleagues in the place marketing team, will make a significant contribution to achieving these objectives.”
On taking the Chair role, Angela said:
“I am very honoured to be appointed Chair of this very important programme. Redcar and Cleveland is very precious to me. I was born and raised here and continue to live, work and spend a great deal of my leisure time enjoying this beautiful place.
The opportunities for growth here are world class, with existing and new businesses putting us on the map. We have a great place to live, affordably, with excellent leisure and cultural offers on our doorstep. I look forward to working hard to ensure that we continue to tell everyone our positive story!”