Alex Clifton | Artistic Director Storyhouse
“A library curated by its community, a public space without barriers, a living room and a play room.”
Alex Clifton is the founding Artistic Director of Storyhouse. Alex is a theatre director and cultural innovator.
David Fletcher | Founder Wimbletech CIC
“Going beyond to apply, proven, new, library sensitive solutions to current challenges is more important than ever”
Award-winning entrepreneur and Founder of Wimbletech CIC, the fastest growing Community & Council backed provider of affordable, sustainable community-focused co-working & startup space in the UK
Julia Robinson | Principal Librarian South Tyneside Council
“I am proud to share what we in South Tyneside Libraries have learned through moving to The Word.”
Julia is employed by South Tyneside Libraries , where she has worked in various roles since 2003 becoming Principal Librarian in 2016.
Neil MacInnes | President / Strategic Lead – Libraries, Galleries and Culture. Society of Chief Librarians (SCL)/ Manchester City Council
“Libraries are the bedrock of our communities – where the possibilities are endless.”
Neil MacInnes, Strategic Lead – Libraries, Galleries & Culture, Manchester City Council – led on the library transformation programme including £50m refurbishment of Central Library.
Nigel Spencer | Research & Business Development Manager The British Library
“A fuller understanding of our users current experiences is the key to developing successful future services.”
Nigel is responsible for the development and delivery of services to support innovation and enterprise through the British Library (BL) Business & IP Centre. He also has wider responsibilities for the strategic development of BL services to researchers from all disciplines. Nigel’s 35-year career at the BL has always involved delivery of customer-focussed services including reference, imaging and commercial document supply.