About Burslem Enterprise Centre

The Schools was saved by Stoke on Trent City Council from closure. But in itself is not historically important. However, the Domesday Book shows Burslem (listed as Bacardeslim) as a small farming hamlet; strategically sited above a vital ford (crossing) at Longport, part of the major pack horse track out of the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands to the Liverpool. As far back as the late 12th century a thriving pottery industry existed, based on the fine & abundant local clays. Known as ‘The Mother Town’ of the six towns that make up the city.

Burslem’s most famous sons include the potter Josiah Wedgwood (who opened his first factory only 200yds from the centre), the watercolour painter James Holland (1800–1870), Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the founder, bassist and lead singer of Motörhead, Robbie Williams, from Take That and Darts legend and 16-time world champion, Phil Taylor. All born, raised and also worked in the town.

Find out more about our business spaces at Burslem Enterprise Centre



Some venues offer character and charm. Some are eco-friendly. Some venues offer great functionality. Nowhere combines these dimensions quite like Stoke-on-Trent’s BECs.

Award winning restorations of historic buildings

Award winning restorations of historic buildings

Combining the best of 130 years of potteries heritage with cutting edge technology and design, creating an exciting fusion of the old and the new

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