Paul Peachey is the course leader for various HND business courses and teaches enterprise-based modules on the BA (Hons) Business Management and the BA (Hons) Top-Up courses. Outside the classroom, he is the managing director of a manufacturing company.
Describe what you do
That's easy. I create employers.
How did you get into it?
It was a colourful path. I started out as a professional musician. I later became an electronics engineer and, a decade later, began teaching the subject of management at a local college. Finally, I started teaching enterprise at the University of South Wales in 2003.
Best thing about it?
The subject of enterprise is the most exciting discipline of all. It motivated me into starting a number of small sideline businesses over the years from the hiring of children’s bouncy castles to a music shop. And it’s fun!
Give us some words of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship is not about wealth, it is about embarking on an exciting, fulfilling and meaningful life. Once you become a true entrepreneur, you will never want to do anything else. No other discipline offers this level of excitement.
What to read before class…
Entrepreneurship and Small Business by Paul Burns. It’s by far the best textbook on this subject. Every business student should read it.