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As a dynamic entrepreneurial HR Director with over 30 years experience mainly in the retail and hospitality sectors, Paul is skilled at delivering company growth, bottom line improvement and competitive advantage by devising and linking HR strategies with the business direction.
Paul’s has worked in large blue chip companies and family owned and small enterprises including start-ups not only in the UK but also in Europe, Asia (TESCO) and the Middle East. Having lived and worked in Malaysia, China, Singapore and Kuwait, Paul has become passionate about diversity and he leverages a people focused approach to support and foster advancement of people and organisations by gauging and bridging cultural differences.
Having worked at both board level and alongside owner operators and within joint ventures, Paul is skilled at influencing and making things happen. He thrives in change focused and transformational environments. His last role, which was based in Kuwait, involved transforming both the Kuwait and UK restaurant brands from individual operating companies into a central company whilst retaining the individual brand culture within the new corporate identity. This coupled with the new People strategy, which included a new leadership development programme; put people at the forefront of operational excellence increasing productivity, motivation and reducing staff turnover in all operational markets.
Paul is a member of the CIPD and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Personnel and Development. Outside of work Paul’s passion is travelling and exploring new places and cultures and he is currently learning Portuguese.