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


UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021