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eLearning Entrepreneur

Matthew Eaves

Matthew Eaves

Matthew Eaves is an eLearning Entrepreneur, co-running one of the UK’s fastest growing eLearning companies, currently expanding into North America.

Matthew is…

  • Director at Chelmsford based Creative Learning Systems Ltd, a commercial venture working to make learning more engaging through the use of new and emerging technologies.
    Core services include:

    • elearning off the shelf and custom systems for business, education and government (see:
    • elearning course design (from scratch, redesign and conversion)
    • conversion of learning courses from classroom to online delivery
  • Co-founder and Director of Chelmsford Community Radio C.I.C, the community Radio Station for Chelmsford, birthplace of Radio.
  • Caretaker of Coffee at the Mill, a community coffee shop that donates all profit to Chelmsford Community Radio to run good cause projects.
  • Director of Rolling Stage Hire Ltd, a commercial stage hire company.

A bit about Matthew….

  • Diagnosed with dyslexia aged nine, struggled with traditional teaching and learning.
  • Performed well in GCSE’s (except Maths and English!) by selecting where possible subjects that allowed independent flexible learning, creative thinking and problem solving.
  • Spent evenings and weekends during College/University years juggling between team leading for a major retailer and running programmes and activities for a youth organisation.
  • Graduated in 2000 with a First Class BSc. (Hons) degree in Business Information Systems.
  • Hired by Professor Stephen Heppell to work on creativity in learning through technology projects at Ultralab.
  • Spent seven years working for the lab all over the globe with broadcasters, governments, companies, charities and education institutions.
  • Made redundant when Ultralab was closed down as part of University restructuring in 2006.
  • Creativity Director at new venture (Cleveratom Ltd) 2007 – 2011.
  • Operations Director at Creative Learning Systems Ltd since March 2011.
  • Has worked on projects for: BBC, Apple, Channel 4, Oracle, RNLI, Becta, NCSL, Department for Education, Creative Partnerships, London Business School, London School of Economics, British Council, Macmillan Cancer Support, and schools, colleges, and universities around the world.

Matthew is also…

  • Married to Justina
  • Dad to Ryan and Amelia
  • CLS Team
Some of the UK CLS Team Going ‘Up and Over the o2′