Meet the Team
Paul’s career spans over 30 years in hospitality & leisure with FTSE businesses such as Whitbread, JD Wetherspoon & Punch Taverns. He is an Exec / C-suite leader with expertise in growth, turnaround, & business sale, exit in Private Equity & Plc’s. Paul drives business performance & profitability to unlock value & deliver sustainable commercial success. He has a record of creating innovative strategies & a winning culture that engages staff to exceed expectations Paul delivers award winning customer service in B2B & B2C multi-site consumer facing businesses.
Paul’s roles have predominantly focussed on the strategic operation of the business to deliver the financial & people plan across all channels, Recently, an increasing emphasis has been on longer-term strategy & business sale/exit.
With extensive experience leading & inspiring cross-functional teams he has achieved outstanding results & has coached numerous individuals to realise their full potential
As a strategic consultant, he has worked with FTSE businesses in the hospitality & leisure sector & several business start-ups in food service, retail & digital.
Career achievements include:
∙ Supported business financial restructure, including investor relations liaison & presentations.
∙ Spearheaded strategic change by the innovative design of a re-aligned organisation structure.
∙ Successfully transitioned the business through sale to Private Equity ownership.
∙ Created a “People Agenda” to drive transformation & instil a winning culture.
∙ Managed estate portfolio, divesting non profitable sites & investing with Capex budgets of >£35m.
∙ Won awards for best operations team & best training program.
Paul is an advocate of diversity & inclusion & proactively supports & develops talent. His interests include the Plan B Mentoring Program, which is committed to the development of women to progress in their careers. Paul is also Non-Exec Director at The BIIAB (the BII’s awarding body), an advisor for Only A Pavement Away the charity helping vulnerable people gain stability through employment in the hospitality industry. Paul was appointed to the Advisory board of Pos8 a tech business operating in the order & pay app space (FETCH) and is a Volunteer Advisor at The All Together Company, an organisation offering Pro Bono mentoring, coaching and business advice for companies affected by COVID-19.