Paul Irving

Operations and Finance Director



As Tiro’s Operations and Finance Director, Paul works across all areas of the business. He has a strong focus on business strategy and financial management.

Paul is a fervent supporter of education and business. Having left school at 15 with no formal qualifications, he started his first business at the age of 17 and has owned and run various businesses ever since. He returned to education in the late 1990s to complete a Foundation degree in Information System Design, followed by a PGCE.

Paul has worked in further education and apprenticeships for over 20 years. He’s provided long-term consultancy support in a range of senior roles from Skills Director and Business Development to Compliance and Quality. He offers cloud-based education technology systems through another of his businesses, Skillswork.

Paul serves as a non-executive director at DiVA Apprenticeships. He was previously Finance Director at Skills for Growth, a charity providing education-based opportunities to young people in East and South East London.