Darryl Howes MSc
Organisation: Strategic Business Networking Ltd
I help make networking and freelance career management skills accessible to everyone, recognising that 'Who you know' is just as important as 'What you know'.
Taking an evidence-based approach, I focus on practical action and what is proven to work.
I speak and train professionally on the topic of networking and career development for Membership Organisations, Universities and Business Schools. In addition, I've written for People Management, Training Journal, Training Zone, Creative Choices and a host of other publications.
I hold a 1st Class Honours degree in Psychology and a Masters in I-O Psychology from the University of Surrey, UK. A past National Executive Committee Member of the Division of Occupational Psychology, I was recently nominated for the CIPD/People Management Power List for L&D professionals, naming the top 20 bloggers, tweeters and all-round social media powerhouses.
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Darryl Howes MSc has pledged to:
Partner: join the Building a Creative Nation campaign as a sponsor or advocate
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Building a Creative Nation
"Darryl delivered a Networking Master Class for a group of 16-24 year olds we work with at The Creative Society. He is extremely personable and professional to work with, and we were very impressed by the quality of his session. The content was perfectly pitched to the age group, and attendees found him approachable and informative. We'd happily use Darryl again, and as such I'd highly recommend his services for events of this type." Becky Birtwistle, Community Manager; The Creative Society
“Darryl was asked to present at one of our events. There was a lot of interest in this subject and it was attended by over 60 members and students. Darryl presented with ease to a large audience and tailored the content to meet the need which kept everyone engaged. He shared lots of useful tips and insights which were extremely useful to everyone who attended. The reviews after the event were excellent and we will definitely be asking Darryl back to run other events in the future.” – Chair, Not for Profit
“Darryl contributes regularly to Creative Choices, the careers advice resource run by Creative & Cultural Skills. He is a confident writer with a clear passion for helping people enter and develop in the workplace, particularly through networking, which shines through in his writing. So far his articles have had a total of over 2,000 visits and have generated lots of engagement on social media. This is a testament to his expertise in the field of networking and his ability in getting clear messages across.” – Zoe Hardie, Digital Coordinator, Creative & Cultural Skills
Fair Access for the Creative & Cultural Industries
I fully support the Fair Access Principle and pledge to comply with the guidelines relating to Volunteers, Work Experience, Internships, Apprenticeships and Recruitment Practice.
- Woolwich: London’s latest creative hub
- Vanishing Point
- The plight of some major drama schools
- We must harness the positive of technological change
- Scherrikar Bell, actor
- The success of the live music industry depends on grassroots venues
- What can we learn about careers advice from YouTubers?
- Digital Design Career Zone
- Apprenticeships for the Creative Industries
- The future workforce, diversity and social mobility
- How do we solve the lack of diversity in technical and production in the arts?
- Apprenticeships are a journey worth taking
- Young people have the skills our sector needs for the future
- Andrea Pugliese, cultural experience designer
- Students attend Portsmouth Guildhall’s fourth Creative Choices day
- Good work experience is vital, but are businesses ready to deliver it?
- If we’re not careful, we could be left out of Post-16 skills training
- The future workforce: Are you ready?
- Partnerships offer opportunity for hands-on experience
- Design skills are vital to UK productivity but businesses face a growing skills gap
- What can a guitar god teach you about networking?
- Telling young people about the magic of the creative sector
- Review of National Occupational Standards - online consultation
- NSA acheivements in 2017
- Moving on after an apprenticeship
- 3 entry-level jobs to kick-start your writing career
- How has 2017 fared?
- What does a Senior Technician do for a theatre?
- Being a Marketing and Sales Officer
- Being an Education Projects Coordinator
- Production & programming for a theatre
- Being a Theatre Manager
- What does an Associate Artist do?
- Creative Digital Careers Infographics
- Global Talent Report
- The Future of Skills
- Design Museum Student Awards
- A Manager’s Guide to Apprenticeships
- Get creative with Talnet
- Get into learning and participation
- Sofie Boons, Head of British Academy of Jewellery
- How to nail your graduate CV for the creative industries
- Apprenticeship Information Events
- Scene Change Report
- Creative Education Forum 2017
- Being a creative team coordinator
- Apprenticeships for the Creative Industries
- Theatre Workforce Review
- What are you getting wrong with entry-level recruitment?
- Diversity in theatre: small players leading the way
- Work experience with a video production company
- Work experience with a digital agency
- Work experience with a creative media arts centre
- Work experience with a children’s media company
- How to record a podcast
- How to make a storyboard
- How to design a product
- How to create a video on iMovie
- What does the ‘hung parliament’ mean for apprenticeships in the creative sector?
- What could the 2017 General Election do for the UK’s creative skills gap?
- How can an organisation benefit from an intern?
- Interns with the Northern Ireland Creative Employment Programme
- A backstage look at Leeds Festival
- Getting started in the creative and cultural industries
- Moving forward from a creative apprenticeship
- How Wac Arts supports young people and their performing arts careers
- Apprentices and Interns of the Creative Employment Programme
- Student Success at Youth Awards
- Abi Horsfield, transitions outreach manager
- Amy Backwell, industry liaison intern
- Emma Morsi, digital marketing apprentice
- How will we improve Creative Choices
- Sheree Vickers, artistic director
- RSA Student Design Awards team
- 6 ways to successfully enter the creative industries
- Hannah Fiddy, flashmob producer
- Building a Creative Nation in China
- World-first in apprenticeship technology
- Building a Creative Nation: Diveristy and Fair Access
- Start your career in Film, T.V. and Stage
- Welsh National Opera announce the first winner of their opera Design Challenge
- Why you need to be at our conference on March 2nd!
- Havering College is turning 70
- Help Musicians NI and Creative & Cultural Skills
- Kensington and Chelsea College student wins first prize
- The Working Internationally Regional Project
- Belfast Metropolitan as a Leadership College
- Shortlist announced for the Welsh National Opera Design Challenge
- 6 top tips for finding work experience in a creative design studio
- Creative Choices Live! in Suffolk
- April Skipp, marketing and development intern
- 110 years of Belfast Metropolitan College
- Jack Homer, technical arts student
- Getting the right careers advice for the creative industries
- Creative Tutors: how to make work experience work
- Barking & Dagenham teacher in running for award
- Going for Gold with Arts Award
- Apprenticeship standard: Learning and Participation Officer
- Surviving as an actor outside London
- Connecting with Industry
- Technical Theatre Level 2 Diploma
- Theatrical Make-up | Level 3 | Diploma
- Performing Arts (Acting) Level 3 Diploma
- Performing Arts (Dance) Level 3 Diploma
- Technical Theatre Level 3 Diploma
- FD in Music and Production (HEFCE) Yr1 Programme
- Introduction to Music - Diploma in Music Performance & Production (Level 2) Programme
- Intermediate Music - Diploma in Music Performance & Production (Level 3) Programme
- Music Professional Practice - Extended Diploma (Level 3) (Direct Entry Yr2) Programme
- Introduction to Pro Tools Programme
- Improvers Guitar Programme
- Beginner’s Drum Kit Programme
- Improvers Keyboards Programme
- Beginners Singing Programme
- Improvers Singing Programme
- Beginners Guitar Programme
- DJ Skills Programme
- Introduction to Music Technology Programme
- Logic Pro X Programme
- Beginners Keyboards Programme
- Dance Professional Practice - Extended Diploma (Level 3) (Direct Entry Yr2) Programme
- Intermediate Dance - BTEC National Foundation Diploma (Level 3) Programme
- Introduction to Dance - BTEC First Diploma (Level 2) Programme
- HNC in Performing Arts (Dance) (HEFCE) Programme
- Drama Professional Practice - Extended Diploma (Level 3) (Direct Entry Yr2) Programme
- Introduction to Drama - BTEC First Diploma (Level 2) Programme
- Intermediate Drama (Dip in Performing & Production Arts) (Level 3) Programme
- Technical Theatre Arts - Diploma in Production Arts (Level 3) Programme