James Harkness is an experienced marketing and communications manager who has worked extensively in the education and training sector. He is a member of the CIM, and an alumni of the University of Sheffield. He is experienced in marketing strategy, event management, and full mix campaign delivery. He has previously worked in entertainment and event management, delivering a wide range of public and corporate events, from team building workshops to big top shows and festivals. He has worked in the charitable sector for various organisations, as a manager and as a Trustee. Most recently he was Chair of Trustees for a local community arts charity.