A few kind words from people I've worked with over the years.
"A very talented wordsmith able to engage, involve and retain the interest of audiences across the social spectrum - always grounding his works in sound research and writing in a way that connects with and impacts his readers
"A highly skilful web designer - with expertise too in the effective utilisation of social media for market research, promotional and customer relationship management purposes.
"A passionate musician and champion of music's capacity to change lives; an experienced project lead and event producer
"Chris is a young man whose professional maturity, strong values, skills and knowledge base are far beyond his years; one of great integrity, with really strong people skills, an ability to maximise synergies and build sustainable teams behind any given project. His sense of humour is one that he can deploy very effectively as well - adding to his professional armoury where helpful.
"I have no hesitation in recommending your contact and conversation with Chris. He is friendly, highly professional, full of integrity and consistently delivers results. He is a pleasure to work with and a man who enriches the lives of most he comes into contact with."
John Hesketh (former colleague - WLCT).
"I worked with Chris for seven years."He has always been creative, with lots of ideas, but is practical too and can adapt his ideas to suit the needs of a particular project.
"He is well informed, particularly in the area of new media, and is always keen to expand his knowledge, to make sure he is aware of the fast moving trends. He is also able to quickly analyse new developments and assess how useful they might really be. He has excellent communication skills and during the time he worked with me, he led projects for all different types of people, from young people's groups to more senior managers.
"Most importantly though he is friendly and approachable, and I would recommend working with Chris on your project."
Andrea Smith (former colleague - WLCT)
"Could not have wished for a more professional and enthusiastic approach to supporting Rigfest 2012 . The college needed an injection of Music Event Management and we certainly got that from Chris Skoyles. He displayed not only a vision for the future but inspired many disillusioned youngsters into feeling pride and confidence in what they thought was a task to large for them to handle.His sessions were innovative yet methodical and he soon had the students eating out the palm of his hands.
"His knowledge of the music industry is impressive, clearly displaying excellent networking skills and providing key solutions to possible problems along the way. I have no doubt that Chris will succeed in many future challenges and I hope he will return to SJR College, to inspire even more staff & students!!"
Fran Abbott Tutor & Events Co-ordinator (SJR Rigfest) - St. John Rigby College
"I worked with Chris on our various social media platforms and found his experience invaluable. Chris was extremely helpful in explaining different aspects of social media/blogging and showed me how to maximise the use of the different tools that are on offer; he is well informed and keeps abreast of what is 'out there' and he tends to be the person I would go to for advice before using something new. I learned a lot from working with Chris and am eternally grateful for all the guidance that he gave me, as I had reached a point where I did not know who to turn to for the help I really needed. Just try working with Chris - you will find out exactly what I mean!"
Alison Molloy, - Admin & Promotions Officer, Active Living
"Chris is an incredibly passionate and hard working individual who is completely dedicated to any given task. Over the years I've had the pleasure to work alongside Chris during the annual development of the Haigh Festival. Chris made this process a lot easier knowing that I trusted completely his professional opinion and great knowledge and understanding of partnership working. I would jump at the chance to work with him again"
Helen Seddon - Development Officer (Arts & Herritage)
"Element have had the pleasure of working alongside Chris at Haigh Festival. He has always been a pleasure to work with from interviews, webcasts, event organising and also reviewing to just being a fan. He conducts himself in a very professional manner; We really can't say a bad word about the guy, he just is a genuine down to earth guy with a passion for all things music. We wish him all the best and will look forward to working with him again in the future."
Element (Casket Records)
"Chris really helped me when i was struggling running my very first event. I was very stressed and believed I'd made too high of a leap into something until i spoke to Chris. Chris reassured me about things and gave me some great advice about running a music event. Without his help I wouldnt be where i am now as a promoter and my event would have certainly not ran as smoothly. Chris is spot on for organizing events, and promoting them brilliantly."
Daniel Simm - Promoter, Simmfest UK.
"Chris is incredibly hard working and really goes out of his way to get things done properly, even if it eats into his own time. He's always been someone that I can rely on and he's helped me and my band come on leaps and bounds. A true gent!"
Jack Savage - Singer/guitarist, Junction23.