Local newspaper The Sentinel has drawn up it’s 2017 list of the 100 most influential people in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire — and I’m on it! To be amongst a plethora of great local people who make a real difference in the city across such a wide spectrum of sectors, industries and businesses is a great honour (and above all a massive surprise), so thank you to The Sentinel and the team there.
In The Sentinel’s own words: “The Sentinel 100 is intended to show the wealth of talent Stoke-on-Trent has to offer and the passion of its people.
What this list isn't is a league table and neither does it claim to include every person of influence. There is no ranking system putting one person ahead of another and, therefore, the list itself is presented in alphabetical order.