With over 20 Years Project Management experience within the creative industries Paul Cook has worked as a Manager/Director of his own companies on and off for the past 20 Years. A graduate of the Lincoln University receiving a BA (Hons) in Interactive Multimedia Design. As well as a graduate of the University of Hull receiving a PGCE in Education in-service in 2005. Paul has worked as an advisor to Telecom Malaysia, Paul advised the board of directors on their eLearning strategy and usability and presented directly to the board of Telecom Malaysia in KL. Other notable projects include the pioneering public sector project elearning project in York, England to establish an online training college for childminders living in rural areas. This project was presented to Tony Blair at his request at No 10 Downing Street in 2001. Paul’s company Cybertech Support Services Ltd won the Phase 1 contract to establish the ‘Vendor Skills’ programme in the Yorkshire and Humber region that allowed local companies to upskill their workforce via eLearning. This project was managed by the University of Hull and Paul’s company worked closely with Yorkshire Forward to implement what was a successful partnership for all concerned. Paul setup his company PCM2U in 2004 in response to demands from the Hull LEA for Paul to offer his project management and media training services to local schools and colleges in the region. Paul spent at least four years contracted to the Hull and Doncaster LEA’s supplying enhancement courses in media to many schools in the region. In one year PCM2U where responsible for the increased attainment of local school leavers by 1200 GCSE qualifications. Paul also devised a 1 year media programme for the Hull - Councils Youth Enterprise Department and successfully delivered the program to its conclusion in 2006.
Paul was invited to work as an Educational Consultant for the Hull LEA in-regards to raising the self esteem of Y11 pupils in State Schools. Paul managed all the courses, provided moderation services for OCR and was the IV for many centres in the Humber region. Paul continues to work with various organisations through his company PCM2U and offers his advice on the integration and setup of open source Virtual Learning Environments using the open source software Moodle. Paul has been pro active in the Teacher Training sector since 2008 and has worked and advised many companies since the inception of the new Teacher Training Legislation in 2007. Paul is currently the Vice Principal of the College of Business and Development Studies in Bradford, England and he manages all aspects of the Teacher Training programmes for this organisation as well as representing the college in other capacities.