Sandra Dartnell

Sandra Dartnell

I am Partnership Manager, North West for Creative & Cultural Skills. I focus on building industry-education networks in the North West to increase apprenticeships and work-related opportunities for young learners in the creative and cultural sector. Talk to me about the Skills Academy members, apprenticeships, work-placed learning opportunities and the skills needs of creative and cultural employers in the North West.

Background. I love ideas, behaviour and design. Since 2013 I have been helping commercial, arts and local authority clients solve business and communication challenges, by providing customer-focused strategic consultancy, to create better brands, products & services. Those people know me as ThinkingCX. Before that I worked in integrated design and brand management for over 12 years. I am embedded in the creatives industries and passionate about creative communities and creative and cultural placemaking. I ran Creative Bedfordshire for two years, and was the Guardian of a public art trail in Bedfordshire. I live in Wirral. I am a Trustee at Make Liverpool and a volunteer at Hoylake Community Cinema.