How we can help you to grow your business. 

Our aim is to provide first-rate, sector-specific expertise to help your business to grow. Over recent years, we have invested over £38.3M in state-of-the-art specialist facilities and technical resources. As an employer you can access these facilities for bespoke training.

By listening and reacting to your business needs we can provide the training and support to help future proof your business. Whether you are looking to recruit new talent or upskill your existing team we can advise you on the course, Apprenticeship, training programme or industry placement to help develop and sustain your business growth.

We’ll work with you to understand and meet emerging skills gaps through high quality Apprenticeships, work placements and professional training and help you grow and succeed through applied research, innovation and knowledge transfer.

The Business Hub can offer you:

  • 1:1 Support
  • Business Planning
  • Start-up advice
  • Marketing Access to funding Staff recruitment, development and training
  • Providing Apprenticeships for employers
  • Work placements for employers
  • Professional training course

Contact us using the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.

Your Business Team

Team Bio‘s


Duncan Maydew

Head of Commercial Operations

I have worked for Stoke on Trent College for 8 years in the commercial department – I am a professional manager with experience of delivering large projects, business development, account management, and have a wealth of experience working with large blue chip companies and SME’s. We are the largest provider of further education in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire and are proud to help thousands of local people to gain the skills they need for their employment and success.


Nikki Talbot

Business Engagement Specialist

I joined the team in October 2019. A little about me; I have been in Sales and account management for 20 years but this is my first role within a college setting, my previous roles have been in corporate sales, call centre management and training. I am passionate about education and love working with business and learners to guide them on their journey. 

Socially I love mixing with friends and going on long walks with my family, but I also love my holidays to exciting faraway places.


Andrew Lyttleton

Business Engagement Specialist

I started out as an apprentice myself, studying electronic engineering and qualifying to become an installation engineer. I then progressed into the project management side of the industry and quickly realised I much preferred the organisational and management aspect of the industry to getting my hands dirty on site!

In my early 20s I decided to branch out and worked abroad in various locations including the USA, France and New Zealand for several years before moving to Manchester for over 8 years. I have now moved back to my hometown of Stoke to be closer to friends and family, hoping to help others benefit from an apprenticeship as I did at the start of my career.


Stephen Morris

Business Engagement Specialist

I have strong experience in supporting businesses identify the right training based on need and industry trend. I am passionate in supporting young people to build foundations on which they can flourish into many different chosen career pathways. My past experiences include working Sales & Event Management and Education account management. Outside of work I enjoy long walks with family, charity fundraising and weekends away.


Adam South

Commercial Engagement Co-ordinator

I joined the college in July 2020. Previous to this I spent 14 years as airline cabin crew which instilled in me a drive to consistently deliver great customer service. My interests include Golf, Scuba Diving, Snow Boarding and Table top Wargaming

The Business Team:

  • Is a sector specialist account management team
  • Has the latest funding and Apprenticeship Levy experts
  • Provides recruitment expertise
  • Shares regular industry updates

Together with our team of experienced lecturers and assessors, Stoke on Trent College can offer you the total Business Solution