Paul Cartmell has been working as a School Business Manager in secondary schools since 2010 in both Mid Wales and Northamptonshire. Paul joined the UTC in July 2015 and is looking forward to applying his experience from previous larger schools to the unique UTC model. For ten years prior to this career change Paul built and ran his own online Musical Instrument Retail business based in Milton Keynes. As a very early pioneer in online retail Paul had to “hand code” his e-commerce web site, his business went from strength to strength, established retail premises and supplied schools and local authorities across the UK.
Prior to this business venture Paul spent 15 years in the Electronics industry working for multinational companies – Philips, Samsung and Texas Instruments. One of his last challenges in this sector was to create a Multilingual Technical Support Centre providing deep technical support on semiconductor integrated circuits to electronic design engineers throughout Europe.
Paul studied at Loughborough University for a BA(Hons) in Design Technology, a Cert.Ed and an in 1984 a Master of Philosophy by research looking at the human interface challenges of the introduction of PCs into Neonatal Intensive Care Wards. More recently he gained his DSBM from the National College for School Leadership.
When not being a self confessed workaholic Paul enjoys building database driven web sites, playing Trombone in amateur Big Bands, Brass Bands and Orchestras and lots of DIY of course.