Following a successful career in Sales Management and then having set up and ran my own business I returned to university as a mature student and undertook an HND in Business and Finance followed by a Degree in Economics. This allowed me to draw on my industrial experience within my teaching.
In 2021 I completed my Masters in Educational Leadership before embarking on my PHD.
During my academic career I have managed Business School in both FE and HE.
My experience is diverse in terms of teaching and learning and have delivered to corporate clients in the areas of leadership and management and HRM and to full time undergraduates on Business and Marketing courses
I recently managed a successful ERASMUS+ project `Silver workers` developing training to support older people into self-employment.
Professional memberships and activities
Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
Senior HEA Fellow
Member of the HE Academy
Regional Liaison Network for Small Business Charter
Member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools
PhD (currently studying) focusing on the barriers faced by older entrepreneurs and the policy changes required to support them
MA Education and Leadership – Staffordshire University
PGCE (FAHE) – Wolverhampton University
BA (Hons) Economics – Staffordshire University
HND Business and Finance Staffordshire University
Coaching and Mentoring – Oxford Brookes University
In curriculum design and development
Developing people professionally and personally in their roles as managers
Developing Enterprise into teaching
Issues around an aging workforce
Leadership and Management
Leadership and management
The Aging workforce
Enterprise and commercial interests
I have worked extensively within the corporate programmes department of the school generating income and developing and delivering bespoke and professional training to employers such as Leoni, Denby, WADE, Armed Forces and members of Future Finest. In addition, I ran the Steelite Business Academy and the Chamber of Commerce Higher Education Business Academy.
I took over the running of the CIPD level 3 professional course and gained accreditation for the CIPD level 5 and level 7 programmes.
I have extensive experience of working with both UK and International partners.
I have led on the accreditation of the Small Business Charter (SBC) Award and am now an assessor for SBC.
Leadership and Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Professional Development and HR to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Corporate clients