“This could be the man who brings serious corporate communication skills to the sports & more particularly, the football industry. I know Steven through his MA in PR and also as the Finalist for the CIPR PRide Outstanding Young Communicator Award. He is enthusiastic and intelligently approaches PR campaigns, coaching senior staff and drafting recommendations. I think he would be quite a catch for UEFA or any trade organisation in the field of sport. He is also a terrific presenter.
I’d thoroughly recommend Steven’s work – and it seems Microsoft and several other organisations think so too.”
Natasha Tobin, Visting Lecture at Southampton Solent University
“Steven was a thorough, conscientious, intuitive and innovative student, who transferred these skills and attributes into his journalist products. The artefacts he produced – across a variety of media platforms – were of the highest standards of quality, in terms of execution and the journalistic skills he used in bringing the stories to fruition. While his journalistic skill and talents were excellent, he is able to transfer his skills effectively into other fields. His intra-personal skills are also excellent. He works well as a member of a team, while being prepared to take a lead role if required. His polite, well-mannered and engaging nature would make him an asset in representing any company.”
John May, ex-BBC Journalist and Head of Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University
“Steve Woodgate worked hard as a student to put his own mark on everything he did. For me, he worked on video packages for the TV unit of his Sports Journalism degree at Solent University. Working with Sky TV footage, he created packages which were broadcast quality. Managing projects in his final year, he made sure the programme ‘got to air’, dealing with difficult personalities and complex issues to reach a resolution. Steve is creative, mature, sensible, hard-working and diligent.”
Andy Ford, Sky Sports Journalist and Senior Lecture at Southampton Solent University
“Steven was one of a small group of students who took part in a match reporting project for the Hampshire Cricket website, which started in the summer of 2009. While some other students lost interest, Steven became our ‘Mr Reliable’ and made great efforts to keep the project going – at times almost single handedly. He also got on very well with the professional journalists in the press box and made the most of the opportunities to learn.
Steven is mature for his years, intelligent and has excellent people skills. I would not hesitate to recommend him.”
Jane Cable, Hampshire CCC
“Steve has shown a maturity beyond his years on the progress made on the media side at Winchester City Football Club to the highest standard. A bright future MUST lie ahead for this young man.”
Ray Murphy, Secretary at Eastleigh Football Club
“Steven is hard working and able to manage a diverse range of tasks quickly and efficiently. His open and engaging personality coupled with his creativity and fresh way of looking at things will make him an asset to any company.”
Lucy Hogg, Marketing Manager at the ICMA Centre
“I work with a lot of candidates at the beginning of their career. Most have little experience and struggle to stand out from the crowd. Steven was immediately different, representing himself extremely well against tough competition. I look forward to working with Steven again in the future.”
Rich Cobbold, Michael Page Marketing
“Steven is a highly commendable person, supplying excellent product knowledge with a keen and enthusiastic mentality. He has always been willing to pass on his expertise and certainly helped me through my training.
Diligent, trustworthy, experienced and innovative – I would have no hesitation in recommending Steven; he would be an asset to any company.”
Russell Heward, Account Manager at Avery