Earlier this year, we partnered with TEDx Macclesfield for the second year running. Big Brand Ideas was born in Macclesfield and, although we’ve expanded, we are immensely proud of our roots and couldn’t not support TEDx when it came to our town which led us to be the main sponsor.

The event focused on ‘ideas worth spreading’ with several talks aiming to challenge, educate and inspire. Now we’re excited to be able to announce that the TEDxMacc talks have made their way out of Townley Street Chapel and are now available for you all to watch online. 

Ted X Macclesfield


Macclesfield certainly had plenty to talk about and seven local guest speakers including a 13-year-old eco-activist, award-winning baker and an Open Science Champion from Jodrell Bank took part in the event. All the talks are online via the TEDx YouTube channel or website where you can watch all the below speakers:

Momentum: How I became a climate activist, Esther Bird

Cutting the crap: Saving lives by solving the right problem, Prof Barbara Evans

Misinformation: The cost of careless clicks, Shelley Metcalfe

Bread, business and building a community, Paul Robinshaw

Research culture is broken, open science can fix it, Dr Rachael Ainsworth

About Time: Putting women back into history, Dr Ailsa Holland

Why Art is useful, Alistair Hudson

Great things happen in our humble town and we pride ourselves on our creativity and big ideas, so we can’t wait for next year. In the meantime, we’re off to watch them all again.

To find out more about TEDx Macclesfield and future events click here.

By Patrick Giffney

PR and Outreach Account Manager

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