Anthony Skates
Partnership Manager, South West and West Midlands

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Anthony joined Creative & Cultural Skills as a Partnership Manager in May 2020. He is based in the Wye Valley and works across the South West and West Midlands regions. His focus is on building relationships between skills stakeholders, industry and education, and providing strategic guidance on skills and recruitment practices for the creative and cultural sector.

Anthony has spent 20 years in the field of skills development and vocational guidance. Prior to joining Creative and Cultural Skills his most recent experience was as a Go Wales adviser at the University of South Wales where he developed specialist work placement opportunities for Creative Industry students. Other roles he has undertaken include managing the South East Wales Library Partnership and the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Media Academy. He has served as South West Regional Manager for Skillset Creative and Head of Business and Skills at South West Screen. Anthony qualified as a Careers Adviser at the University of Glamorgan and worked as a guidance practitioner in Cardiff, Sandwell and Hertfordshire.

He also works as a painter and has regularly exhibited and sold his work for the last 10 years.