Nigel Lockett




Nigel Lockett is Professor of Enterprise at the Leeds University Business School and Director of the Leeds Enterprise Centre at the University of Leeds. He is a senior academic, experienced manager, entrepreneur and community leader. Nigel is a Visiting Research Fellow (Lancaster University Management School) and Visiting Fellow (Universidad de Salamanca). He is a Fellow of the RSA (FRSA). Nigel is a past President of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Before joining the University of Leeds he previously worked as a senior lecturer at Bradford University School of Management and Brunel University Business School, business development manager at InfoLab21 and lecturer at the Lancaster University Management School. Nigel also has more than 20 years experience as a company director, with a track record in managing start-up, joint venture and social enterprises. Also, he is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of Foundation a charity committed to ending social exclusion across the North of England by working with offenders, the homeless, women who are victims of domestic abuse and young people at risk.

Nigel is the co-author, with Dr Richard Blundel, of the major new textbook Exploring Entrepreneurship published by Oxford University Press.

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