CIMA – business advisor
28 of Paul’s 35 years in business have been spent in blue-chip companies and in the telecoms, IT and internet sectors, in both senior financial and operational roles. He has main board, Plc and City experience and worked for companies such as Motorola, ICL, Mercury Communications and Cable & Wireless.
Between 1997 and 2001, he worked closely with the founder of a telecoms start-up and turned this into a profitable business with £80m revenue, 500 employees, becoming one of the leading players in its markets and being listed on the London Stock Exchange. It was here that he gained his experience of acquisitions, fund raising and investor relations.
Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (he even won a first place in the institute’s examinations), a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and a Member of the Institute of Management.
In 2001 Paul left corporate life, went “plural” and now provides his services on a non-executive basis to privately owned/VC backed and early stage/high growth businesses.