New recruits bring an international flavour to DTW

New team members Laura, Chris and Guy

We’ve gone global in the search for recruits to join our award-winning team at DTW in Guisborough.

Guy Bailey, Chris Sealey and Laura Hepburn have all become part of our growing team in the past few weeks.

Guy returns to the North East following four years in Atlanta, while Chris has relocated following five years in Sydney. Laura is from that other far-flung part of the globe – Yorkshire – Whitby to be precise.

We’re grateful to the help and support we’ve had from Tees Valley Unlimited’s Jobs and Skills Investment Scheme, which has helped us invest in growing the team to continue developing new skills and services.

Find out a bit more about our new friends….

GuyGuy Bailey – Digital and Social Media Manager

Guy is a PR, social media and digital expert, writer and blogger with more than 16 years experience co-ordinating campaigns, messaging and media outreach for organisations such as the BBC, the Open University and Thames Valley Police in the UK, and RE/MAX and Kennesaw State University in the United States.


Laura_flagLaura Hepburn – Creative Project Co-ordinator

Laura has a diverse background in all disciplines of design, marketing and communications for the public, private and third sector. She has a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. A Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Photography, followed by an MA in Future Design. Alongside her commercial career she has Qualified Teacher and Learning Skills for lecturing at higher education institutes.

Laura brings 16 years experience of the design industry to DTW. She participates in cutting edge exhibitions, conferences and think tanks on behalf of the Parliament of Social Design, Teesside University and the wider design industry. Laura also has skills in photography, illustration and print.

ChrisChris Sealey, PR Account Manager

Chris has 12 years experience in media and public relations. Starting his career as a reporter at the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, in 2005 he moved to the Daily Mail where he reported on the London terror attacks, and that year’s General Election. He has also worked for BBC Online’s UK news desk, as well as a range of regional newspapers.

In Sydney, Chris worked for a number of New South Wales state government departments, providing communications and media support, and working as a ministerial media adviser to the roads and transport minister.