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Errol Hemans


Nottingham Business School


Errol is currently working as a lecturer in management teaching on several undergraduate programmes including Managing Strategic Change, Developing Professional Impact and Contemporary Issues in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He is also a Business Research Project supervisor for dissertations students on the BA Business programmes and postgraduate students on the MBA, E-MBA and the MSc programmes. As an Academic Mentor, Errol provides mentoring support to MSc Business Management students. As part of the quality assurance element, Errol carries out assessment moderation as well as quality variation compliance. He has been a member of the BA Business Management Course Committee, which reviews, assesses the progress and development of students, consults with student reps, and with professional and other support services to identify any required actions to improve the course module.

Career overview

Errol received his first undergraduate degree in Art and Design from Sunderland Polytechnic. For nine years, he worked for three multi-cultural local authorities. To further his skills, he commenced an M Soc Sci in Race and Education at Birmingham University as he continued working as a Race Relations Officer. His studies were followed up with the completion of the taught component of his second master’s in business administration (MBA) at the Wolverhampton University. Such is Errol’s passion to teach, he has worked for four years as a supply teacher, working within secondary schools and higher education colleges specialising in business studies.

Errol has worked at chief officer level for two multi-million-pound community regeneration programmes, who’s primary objective was to narrow the gap between deprived communities and the rest of society by targeting the government’s six key aspects of deprivation. For several years he sat as a regional non-executive board member on the National Probation Service, he has also been a member of the Independent Television Commission Viewers Committee.

Over the last 23 years, Errol has worked as an independent management consultant, where his work includes working for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister as a Neighbourhood Renewal Advisor. During this time, he also carried out an international comparative study between Jamaica and the UK community regeneration programme.

Research areas

Furthermore, Errol has a particular interest in the development of pedagogical practices and entrepreneurial development at a local, regional, and international level. He has worked with  esteemed international universities as a visiting lecturer, the establishment's includes:

  • Faculty of Business and Management, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.
  • Faculty of Economics, University of Valencia, Spain.

Currently, Errol is developing his DBA proposal, which questions how can the dynamics of the Derby & Derbyshire and Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) sub-region of the East Midlands entrepreneurship ecosystem be enhanced to provide better access, reduce barriers and increase the prosperity of African and Caribbean Business Enterprise (ACBE).

External activity

Errol has been actively engaged with the district of churches in the development of leadership and management skills, designing and delivering bespoke training. Organisations include New Testament Church of God (NTCG) Nottingham District Churches, NTCG Leicester District Churches,  and  NTCG Gloucester District Churches.



Hemans, E., 1998. Younger Asian housing needs research project: Analysis of key findings report. Nottingham City Council, 30th November 1998.

Conference contribution

Hemans, E., 2020. The new barriers to developing a fairer society: Are Food Banks contributing to the vicious circle that is widening the poverty gaps in our cities and communities? IESD Second Annual Conference: Aligning Local Interventions with the UN SDGs, 2nd July 2020.

Hemans, E., 2019. In an ever-changing world can diversity management strategies lead to enhanced business performance? UFHRD2019 20th International Conference on Human Resource Development, 24th – 26th June 2019.

Hemans, E., 2015. How to Avoid Burnout. NTCG Leicester District Conference, 30th May 2015.

Hemans, E., 2002. Neighbourhood Management in Jamaica. Neighbourhood Management. 2002 National conference. Neighbourhood Renewal Unit.

Hemans, E., 1993. The local authority response to racial harassment. Federation of Black Housing Organisations, 23rd - 25th July 1993.

Consultancy report

Hemans, E., 2012, An evaluation of the pilot study for the NTCG Nottingham District Churches December 2007 – December 2011. The New Testament Church of God.

Hemans, E., 2007. A Strategic Analysis and Review of the organisation: NTCG Nottingham, November 2007.

Hemans, E., 2005.  An Evaluation Review of the Crime and Community Safety Theme of South Kilburn New Deal for Communities, November 2005.

Hemans, E., 2001.  An Evaluation of the Time-Out Respite Care. Time-Out Respite Care Project.