High Growth Coach
During the last decade Paul has coached the founders of a number of start-up and early stage businesses and acted as adviser, chiefly in the areas of business planning operations and HR. In many cases he helped them raise finance, sometimes investing himself.
After management positions with several multi-national companies Paul joined the founders of RM plc, a newly formed Oxford-based company making PCs for schools and colleges. As Director of Operations responsible for finance, manufacturing, personnel, R&D and facilities he helped the founders grow sales in ten years to £63m. He then started and managed RM’s IT services business which offered consultancy, training, telephone support, installation and maintenance services, which he grew to £15m.
As a consultant Paul worked for several years with central Government on one of its flagship education initiatives. Paul is also the Chairman of FreshMinds, a London-based research company.