Our Patrons

Patron Mark Benton & Director Rowena Sommerville

Mark Benton

Mark Benton is a TV actor. He was born in Guisborough and attended Stockton Billingham Technical College. Some of Benton’s early acting experience came with Middlesbrough Youth Theatre. He is best known for his roles in Waterloo RoadShakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators and his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.

For more information see wikipedia. Or follow @markbenton100.

Steph McGovern

Steph McGovern

Stephanie Rose McGovern is an English business journalist for the BBC. She is currently the main business presenter for BBC Breakfast and often co-hosts the entire programme. She is originally from Middlesbrough.

For more information see wikipedia. Or follow @stephbreakfast.