Paul is an Ernst & Young trained Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience in the software/tech, manufacturing, logistics, and retail sectors.
Paul joined The FD Centre in 2020, though has been working as a portfolio FD for 8 years helping a variety of SMEs to grow and prosper. Paul has also held a variety of other Board roles such as Operations Director, Commercial Director and Chairman and has often filled the gaps in experience within an SME team.
Paul’s experience extends from being an FD for SMEs, to working in a large corporate environment. Over his 25 years as a qualified accountant, he has taken key roles in acquisitions, divestments, business restructuring, fund raising, strategic planning, operational assessment and improvement, risk management, forecasting and cash management.
Paul has significant experience of working with different ownership structures – such as PE/VC, owner managed, family owned and institutional – often with very different long term aims.
He has developed and then implemented strategy with the owners/directors including assessing competition, understanding the market and identifying the key advantages of the business.
Paul has extensive experience of meeting the challenges of a rapidly growing business – such as the people related issues of keeping balance within a growing team.
Paul has a fabulous family comprising his wife Jackie and 2 (mostly) grown up children Zach and Fleur.