Ernest Edwards

Innovation Advisor

Employer Partnerships

Ernie Edwards FCIM - Ernie's most recent role was Managing Director Tekdata Interconnections. A manufacturer of wiring systems for the Avionics, Defence, Motor Sport, and Space (Astrophysics) sectors, he previously had a 30-year career as a Managing Director of technically demanding businesses. Delivering operational improvement in design, manufacturing, supply chain, business development, and marketing strategy.

Ernie studied Engineering (electronics) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK and European Product Marketing roles followed before transitioning to business management.

Enterprise and commercial interests


  • Education

  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

  • Electronic Component Marketing


Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020