- Business Coaching
- Marketing Communication
- PR and internal communications
- People management
- Executive Coaching
- Expansion plans
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Business development plans
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.
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
Corporate Counsel Ltd
Director1 - 5 Employees 2011 - Current
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
NHS organisations in central London, Hackney and Hounslow
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.
St Austin's RC Boys secondary school1964 - 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.
Clubs and Associations
Fellow of the Chartrered Institute of Public Relations
Interests and Hobbies
My family, home entertaining, fencing, sailing, theatre and cinema.