Expertise

  • Business Coaching
  • Marketing Communication
  • PR and internal communications
  • People management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Expansion plans
  • Acquisition
  • Funding
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business development plans
  • HR

Summary

Paul has over 25 years experience as a communications specialist working in the private and public sector. He ran his own highly successful London PR consultancy for 10 years before exiting in a management buy out. Since that time he has worked as a senior interim director on communications, change management and business growth projects. In recent years Paul has focused on helping SMEs to grow by providing 'hands on' senior support with all aspects of a business, including finance, systems, sales and marketing, people management and corporate governance. His company Corporate Counsel helps businesses to grow and become more profitable by providing business locum support at key stages of a company's life cycle. The company's expertise covers: turnaround and recovery; finance; sales and marketing; organisational development; PR and communications; board development and corporate governance. Paul is also also able to help with finding finance for growth or acquisition and has an extensive network of funding sources.

Expertise


Business planning, business plan writing, financial control,credit control, people management and organisational development; sales and marketing; PR and communications; board development and coaching; corporate governance


Experience

  • Corporate Counsel Ltd

    Director
    1 - 5 Employees 2011 - Current
    Corporate Counsel Ltd

    Paul heads up Corporate Counsel, a business advisory service that helps companies grow more quickly through 'hands on' senior support provided on a client's premises. 

    Paul's business experience spans over 25 years working for a wide range of small and large organisations in both the private and public sector. 

    Originally from a PR and communications background Paul moved into transformation projects, turnaround and general management. His experience covers periods working for the following organisations:

     

    Alfa Romeo cars UK

    Birds Eye foods

    Care Quality Commission

    Commission for Equality & Human Rights

    Continuity Care Services

    Credit Suisse UK

    Department of Communities and Local Government

    Department of Health

    Earthspa beauty salons

    Eastern Energy

    Fermacell fibreboard

    Jarmans solicitors

    NHS organisations in central London, Hackney and Hounslow

     

    Example projects 

    Headed up the Communications and stakeholder management work stream for the creation of the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR), which became operational in 2007.
    Working closely with Ministers and senior officials my role involved developing messages, stakeholder management and advice on communications issues for the incoming Chair and Commissioners of the new CEHR
    I was also heavily involved in the change management programme for the merger of three existing equality bodies and the involvement of new strands.
     

    Handled the communications and change management aspects of a major acquisition by Credit Suisse in the UK. The project included working with staff of 150 to create a new structure, liaising with trade unions, dealing with media enquiries,providing ongoing communication for senior managers to present at all staff meetings. The project was great success and the acquisition delivered excellent value for Credit Suisse. 

    Worked with Jarmans, a firm of solicitors in Kent. This fast growing company needed support to manage an impressive expansion programme. My role, as part of the senior management team, was to be a trouble shooter and forward planner for the company. Projects I organised included: implementing a new case management system; setting up departmental business units and overseeing business plans and financial targets; supporting the senior partner on all aspects of the business and helping to drive forward the long term plan. 

     

     

     

     

     


Education History

  • A levels

    St Austin's RC Boys secondary school
    1964 - 1966

    After leaving school  attended De Leon Drama school in Richmond to complete a diploma course in dram and stage craft. I later applied for and was accepted to read for a degree in English and American literature at Sussex University.. However I married early and hence did not take up my degree course and entered into the professional world of advertising and PR. 


Qualifications

FCIPR


Clubs and Associations

Fellow of the Chartrered Institute of Public Relations 


Interests and Hobbies

My family, home entertaining, fencing, sailing, theatre and cinema.



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