Rod Howells

Rod Howells

Executive Director

“I specialise in helping businesses successfully manage their innovation processes, and create environments that encourage innovation.”

Rod has a deep knowledge of innovation tools and techniques from initial idea creation through to implementation and scale up. He is a first-class facilitator and strategic consultant who enjoys working with multi-disciplined teams and guiding them through the innovation process. Throughout his 22-year career he has been involved in multiple technical and commercial innovation projects and helped companies create robust innovation processes.

Rod is happy working with pre-start-up businesses, SMEs, and large multinationals, and has worked across a wide range of sectors including healthcare, advanced manufacture, process manufacture, construction, rail, aerospace, logistics, food, and drink, digital and sports.

What’s your background?

I have worked across multiple industries from manufacturing to healthcare, throughout my career there has always been a focus helping create the right environment for innovation, change and growth

What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from it?

I am lucky to say I have never had a “worst job”. My first job was washing dishes in a busy pub. I learnt a lot about people and process flow!

How do you stay on top of the latest Innovation/ trends?

Innovation, spotting opportunities and managing change has always been a passion of mine. To keep up to date as well as speaking to our clients, I am always reading, be that books, websites, news articles or blogs.

If you could only have three apps, which would you pick?

Only three?! WhatsApp, Spotify, Google Maps!

What are your key skills?

Strategy | Facilitation | Change Management

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