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Robert Earnshaw

Robert Earnshaw, Director Digital City, Teesside University

Started his careers scouting actors placing talent in films such as Spielberg’s War Horse. 2005 Rob setup the National Youth Film Academy. 2012 he set up the UK’s largest Digital Apprenticeship program. Due to his frustration that the North’s Digital Sector had a lack of talent Rob set up a campaign called Creative North helping over 200 young people get digital jobs in 18 months. Previously a member of the NELEP’s business support board he is also involved in a number Governmental advisory positions including DCMS task group to get more females into digital and sits on DCLG’s Digital High Street Group. At 29 he’s the youngest ever Director of Teesside University’s Digital City, a leading digital business support programme and sits with Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Rob Earnshaw, DigitalCity Director