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CEO Weekly Blog – w/c 10 Jun


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Catalyst Community Arts & Culture Award 2019


CEO Weekly Blog – w/c 27 May

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Radio 1 Big Weekend 2019

Last week I was lucky enough to attend BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, which took place in Middlesbrough. It’s the station’s annual music festival, a significant event in the calendar. For anyone that remembers the Radio 1 Roadshows from the 80s and 90s, this is the modern equivalent.

CEO Blog – w/c 27 May 2019

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Action for Happiness poem taken from


Bridging the Things Here to Things There - Umar Butt

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Right: The Stockton Flyer, Stockton. Left: The Duke of Wellington Statue, Glasgow.


When I moved to Stockton from the south side of Glasgow, I really didn’t know what to expect.

CEO Weekly Blog – w/c 20 May

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Ahead of a talk I’m giving at the AMA Conference in July, I was asked this question: As a CEO, why do you think it is important to be audience-focused?

The AMA kindly agreed to let me publish my response here as well as on their blog. So here’s my answer: