About

I’m Matthew Rock, a journalist and editor. I’ve been writing about business, management and entrepreneurship (mainly) since 1990.

I reckon I’ve interviewed and met more entrepreneurs than any UK journalist.

Right now, I’m content development director at Think Publishing, where I’m editor of Professional Manager magazine and the “Insights” web channel (for the Chartered Management Institute); in January 2016, I helped launch Influence, the new Chartered Institute of Public Relations magazine, which has gone on to win several media awards, including a Bronze Award from the international Content Marketing Association.

I am a co-founder of Caspian Media, one of the UK’s most inventive media companies, and was a launch editor of Real Business, the UK’s first magazine for entrepreneurs (launched in 1997).

In 2014 I was the first editor-in-chief at the fintech company, DueDil, where I helped devise and co-authored the ground-breaking Migrant Entrepreneurs report, as well as Tech Nation, the Investec Mid-Market Index and Investec Mid-Market 100.

In 2015, I co-authored From Ebb to Flow (with the Centre for Entrepreneurs), a book about how entrepreneurs are reviving British seaside communities. This has been widely covered in the media.

For a few years, I wrote an award-nominated City AM column about entrepreneurship. Between 2006 and 2015, I was a proud ambassador for the British Library’s Business & IP Centre. I’m vice-chairman of the Women of the Future programme and was on the panel for the 2014 Marketing Agencies Association’s Super-Entrepreneurs project.

This site is mainly a collection of my favourite articles. (The reason it’s called SMEconomics is that I have mainly written about small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs.)

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