Darryl Howes MSc

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.

Follow me on Twitter @DarrylHowes

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.