James Earl, Commercial Director, The Skills Network

James is responsible for overseeing commercial and business development activity at The Skills Network, with over 13 years' experience in marketing and business development.

Working with education establishments and corporate organisations, James has helped businesses to identify both efficiencies and innovative learning and development strategies by using The Skills Network's products and services.

James has been involved with sales, student recruitment, marketing and media during his time at Newcastle College, part of NCG and one of the largest colleges in Europe. Working at one of the world's largest architectural firms and the UK's largest sub-contracted construction firm, James has been involved in several high-profile global projects.