Duncan Howells works as Account Manager in Sport Marketing Research for Repucom.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that I work in a field I have a real passion for and that I am able to work with colleagues and clients who also love sport and the business of sport.
Why did you want to study a postgraduate programme at Loughborough University?
To focus my career aspirations and achieve a degree relevant to the industry I wanted to work in.
How has your qualification helped you in your career?
It gave me a good background and understanding of the business of sport which I have continued to build on during my career.
What did you find the most challenging aspect of your studies?
Returning to education at a new university whilst many of my friends were starting their careers elsewhere was a challenge. However, I am glad I pursued that path instead of rushing into a career I do not have a genuine interest in.
What do you like most about living in London now that you work in the capital?
The number of places to go, things to do, and people to see is endless meaning there is never a dull moment.
What is your favourite London spot and why?
There’s nothing better than spending the afternoon in a nice pub by the river, except a day out at Lord’s or the Oval for some cricket!
How has Loughborough University inspired you?
Studying Sport Management made me realise that a career in sport was a viable option with many possibilities. Working with and learning from people that shared my interest in the subject definitely helped spur me on in my career.