Our Team

Catherine Doel

Catherine is a communications specialist with over 20 years’ experience of brand management, copywriting, PR and event management for organisations of all types and sizes. She enjoys running workshops and participation events, especially those that are arts-based. Catherine has built a reputation for proposing fresh ideas and delivering innovative strategies and solutions.

Catherine is an active volunteer in her local community supporting initiatives that conserve the natural landscape and heritage, acting as a governor at local schools and supporting tourism and business networks.

Steve Wood

Steve specialises in the use of IT and technology including developing and hosting web sites and online tools. Previously an IT consultant his knowledge includes database design, systems administration and large scale systems deployment.

Steve owns and lives on an historic canal boat. On a voluntary basis Steve has been Chairman of the Uttoxeter Canal Restoration Committee and Communications Officer with Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust. In these roles he worked with colleagues to promote the opportunities presented by these local waterways, giving presentations, organising exhibitions and hosting events. Steve has a particular interest in canal-led regeneration.

James Sells

James's career started as a Chartered Surveyor working in rural estate management. After studying for an MBA James moved into business management and consultancy.

On a voluntary basis James is Chairman of Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership, led by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. For many years James was Chair of the local Scouts group, retiring from this post in 2022. James lives on a small-holding with his family and has a strong interest in conservation.