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Errol Hemans

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School


Errol is an Assistant Course leader and Course Tutor for the L4 BA Business Management and Entrepreneurship programme. As a Senior Lecturer in the Management Department, he teaches the Developing Professional Impact, undergraduate programme. Errol is an Academic Mentor, Personal tutor/course tutor and a Business Research Project supervisor for dissertations students on the BA Business programmes.

At the postgraduate level, Errol supervises Business Research Projects for dissertations students on the MBA, E-MBA and MSc programmes. He provides Consultancy Project support for master’s students in international Management, Professional Practice and supports to MSc Business Management students. Errol also leads two modules on MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship modules, the Enterprise Context & Business Values alongside Customer Insights Through Marketing Research. These modules offer an opportunity for students to understand the behaviours and thinking processes of entrepreneurs and to implement strategies for real-life complex global business solutions.

As part of the quality assurance element of the Course and Academic Committees, Errol carries out module 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 module (s).

Errol has been the Co-Chair of the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) Annual Learning and Teaching Conference Committee.  As Co-Chair he assisted in the leadership, planning, and coordination of events and programming leading to the delivery of the annual conference. As a conference facilitator, and contributor to the active debate on teaching and learning practice, Errol has delivered strategies on how to narrow the university’s Black Attainment Gap.

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 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 the 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

Errol has a particular interest in the development of:

  • Pedagogical practices and their impact on teaching and learning
  • Race equality and its impact on organisational performance,
  • Leadership and management development in faith-based organisations,
  • Entrepreneurial development at a local, regional, and international level.

Currently, Errol is pursuing his professional doctorate in business and management (DBA) “Evaluating the engagement and prosperity of African  Caribbean Entrepreneurs (ACE) in higher education" and asking questions such as "Is it time for a change in Nottingham?”

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 and carrying out organisational diagnostics. Organisations include New Testament Church of God (NTCG) Nottingham District Churches, NTCG Leicester District Churches, and  NTCG Gloucester District Churches.

Errol is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training (FSET) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

National Awards

Finalist at the National Enterprise Educator Awards 2022, in the category of Star in Enterprise Education, received a highly commended.

Sponsors and collaborators

Sponsors and collaborators

Errol is pursuing opportunities for collaborative international teaching and the development of pedagogical practices and a transnational curriculum design framework (TCDF). He has worked with esteemed international universities as a visiting lecturer, the establishments include:

Hemans. E.R. 2022, April. 6. Applying Management and Structure Theories to International Social Entrepreneurship. ESIC International Week 4th – 8th April 2022. ESIC University Madrid, Spain.

Hemans. E.R. 2022, April. 6. Global Entrepreneurship: Business Incubators and the Entrepreneurial Framework Conditions. ESIC International Week 4th – 8th April 2022. ESIC University Madrid, Spain.

Hemans. E.R. 2022, April. 7. The impact of university entrepreneurial ecosystems: Strategies to address underrepresented groups. ESIC International Week 4th – 8th April 2022. ESIC University Madrid, Spain.

Hemans. E.R. 2022, April. 7. Ethical Implications for Marketing Research in the apparel industry in Sri Lanka. ESIC International Week 4th – 8th April 2022. ESIC University Madrid, Spain.

Hemans. E.R. 2022, February. 9. 2nd An international approach to social entrepreneurship. ISC Paris Online International Week 7-11 February 2022. Institut supérieur du commerce (ISC) de Paris, France

Hemans. E.R. 2021, February. 16. 1st An international approach to social entrepreneurship. ISC Paris Online International Week 15th – 19th February 2021. Institut supérieur du commerce (ISC) de Paris, France.

Hemans. E.R. 2020, October 19th. Rising to the challenge of global entrepreneurship: an insight into the Uk’s approach (Czech Republic). Brno Online International Week 19-22 October 2020. Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.

Hemans. E.R. 2019, October. 14th. Rising to the challenge of global entrepreneurship:
an insight into the Uk’s approach (Czech Republic). Brno International Week 14-18 October 2019. Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.

Hemans. E.R. 2019, March 6th. Rising to the challenge of global entrepreneurship:
An insight into the UK’s and Spain.  Valencia Erasmus Week from 4th – 8th March 2019. University of Valencia, Spain.

Errol would be interested in discussing opportunities for collaboration within his areas of specialism.



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

Conference contribution

Hemans, E. R, 2022, June. 21st. Mind The Black Attainment Gap: Changing the dominant discourse for Black students. NTU TILT ALTC conference.

Hemans, E. R, 2022, May. 26th. Using the MS Team platform to help enhance student engagement. NTU Flexible and Online Learning Group Symposium.

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

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

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

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