Our Team

Chris Hurst

Strategic Director

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Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Place Management and Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) Award winner. Chris has over a decade of experience in operational and strategic place-management projects and ran the national Town Team and Portas Pilot support programme for ATCM and the Department for Communities and Local Government. He is a member of the Lloyds Digital Business Index and DCMS Digital Enterprise Delivery Group, and previously worked for Birmingham City Centre Management and Retail Birmingham BID.

Xav Anderson

Skills Director

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Xav Anderson is one of the leading business skills trainers in the UK, effortlessly blending his acting skills with his passion for helping build prosperous businesses and places. He has delivered training throughout the country to a range of businesses, with clients including LEPs, Borough Councils and Business Improvement Districts. He is a member of the Lloyds Digital Business Index and sits on the DCMS Digital Enterprise Delivery Group. Prior to joining Clockwork City, Xav was Commercial Relationships Manager for ATCM.

Guy Douglas

Partnership Director

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Guy Douglas is an expert in developing ‘Digital Places’. He supported the Future High Street Forum’s Digital High Street Advisory Board, and co-authored the Digital High Street 2020 policy report to Central Government in 2015. Guy leads on Clockwork City’s Connected Places programmes, and has a rich history of building strong partnership networks between public, private and third sector stakeholders. He has extensive place-management experience in both Fairbanks, Alaska, and Reading BID.