Staff Profiles: Paul Matthews

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Staff Profile: Paul Matthews
Senior Lecturer in Strategy

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Paul Matthews

Senior Lecturer in Strategy

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

With 30 years of international business experience in the hospitality, entertainment, leisure, travel and education sectors, I am an experienced business professional, skilled in Enterprise Education, Marketing and Business Strategy.


I have over 30 years of business management and operations experience spanning 6 careers and 4 continents. During this time I have set up and managed businesses in the hospitality, events, casino, travel, tourism, retail and finance sectors.

Since 2007 I have been teaching business, marketing, strategy and entrepreneurship in the UK higher education sector and I specialise in enterprise development, business research, project delivery and growth strategies.

I work within the School of Business & Technology but I also lead on developing enterprising mindsets and activities across the University, be that supporting student businesses, delivering YFP enterprise sessions or hosting external events.

If you have an interest in starting a business or growing a business, get in touch.


Award Title Institution
PGDip Management University of Birmingham
PGCert Learning & Teaching in Vocational Subjects University of Birmingham
PGCert Project Management Birmingham City University
BA (Hons) Business Management University of Wolverhampton

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of HEA (FHEA)

Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts (FRSA)

Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurs (FIOEE)

Member of the Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Member of the Association of Independent Professionals & Self-Employed

Member of the Association of Research Managers & Administrators

Member of the British Academy of Management

Teaching and research


As a social constructivist I favour a hands on approach to teaching that puts students at the centre of the learning experience and helps them to construct knowledge around their actions and personal engagement.

My teaching areas include: entrepreneurship, enterprise development, Start & Grow Enterprise (ESIF project), innovation, consultancy, marketing and research.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Enterprise and business development, security and defence.

External responsibilities

Link Tutor to Warwickshire College Group