matt smith

Matt is director of the Centre for Entrepreneurs - the entrepreneurs' think tank. Previously Matt ran consultancy firm Entelligence (entrepreneurial intelligence) and was co-founder policy director of NACUE - the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs. Matt is also policy advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship. Matt helped grow NACUE within years to employ staff and engage student enterprise clubs in education institutions. He also designed some of the largest enterprise promotion projects in the UK, including the .m UK Government project to develop enterprise societies in HE and FE institutions the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards and the Startup Career Milkround campaign. Matt led on Government affairs advocacy campaigns, representing the views of students and young entrepreneurs to the World Economic Forum, UK Government, HRH Duke of York, Welsh Government and others. He has advised a range of bodies including the Higher Education Funding Council for England, UK India Business Council, UnLtd, Quality Assurance Agency, Association of Graduate Career Advisory Services, Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the University for Creative Arts, and he has fed into a range of consultations, most notably, the Wilson Review into university business relations.