Get to know the Bureau Team

Based in Hanley Stoke-on-Trent, the Conference Bureau team are made up of 3 (and a quarter) people who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the events industry. Some of you will have spoken to us on the phone or by email but it’s always nice to put a face to a name, so we thought we’d let you get to know us a little better!

Claire Scott – Conference Co-Ordinator

Claire has been with the team for almost a year now and has a background in event sales and management. She’s normally the first person you’ll come into contact with at the bureau and is always going that extra mile to find you the perfect venue. When she’s not helping to organise events, she’s going to them.   Claire loves nothing more than going to gigs and festivals and with Stoke-on-Trent being so central there’s a lot to choose from!

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Sarah Eccleston – Visitor Economy Officer

Sarah has been with the bureau for 12 years and what she doesn’t know about our venues isn’t worth knowing! She’s always on hand with her local expertise and has a great rapport with clients, many of whom she’s worked with repeatedly over the years. Outside of work, Sarah can normally be found exploring the countryside with her beloved dog Chester or working out at a Zumba class.  In fact the only time you’ll catch Sarah sitting still is when she’s enjoying a delicious Staffordshire Oatcake.

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Claire Williams - Visitor Economy Manager

Claire has also been with the bureau for a long time, 13 years to be exact and is incredibly passionate about Staffordshire and everything it has to offer. Claire oversees the Conference Bureau and continues to raise the profile of the county as a conference destination and increase the volume and value of business tourism into the area. When Claire’s not in work she’s keeping busy with the family and with so many great things to see and do in the county Claire is always on the go and full of great ideas for when you’ve got a spare afternoon.

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Tim Sharman - Visitor Economy Officer

The quarter of a person in our team is Tim. Tim works in tourism for Stoke-on-Trent but as he sits in our office will often pick up the phone and take a message.  He doesn’t technically work on the Conference Bureau but we couldn’t leave him out! Tim’s a keep fit fanatic so you’ll find him running up mountains, cycling around the county or walking his Cockapoo, Cookie.

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