Paul is an experienced manager with a background in automotive, manufacturing and health and social care sectors, where Human Resources and Organisational Development were his speciality. At ease working in both complex, multi site, multi discipline organisations, and on a one to one basis, offering pragmatic and practical business support.
- Paul’s formative years were spent in the automotive industry working in a research and development department. An opportunity to work for General Motors Australia provided experience in delivering the quality standards associated with the production of a range of GM vehicles. On returning to the UK, Paul worked in the L&D function of a large automotive company providing HR and L&D support to the manufacturing and technical divisions. He achieved the introduction of a multi skilled development programme for the maintenance division for around 500 technical employees with a strong resistance to changing the traditional lines of trade demarcation.
- In 2001 Paul moved into the rail industry. During this period, he took the lead role in providing HR and training support to an operational rail depot at both a local and national level, which was responsible for the delivery of maintenance activities on the West Coast main line service.
- 2006 saw Paul move into the role of Training Manager for a manufacturer of heavy vehicles for the waste industry. Development and delivery of performance management initiatives, as well as the development of leadership and management programme, were notable successes during this period. This role also allowed Paul the opportunity to continue overseeing the development of young people who were part of the organisation’s long term succession plan.
- A move to the Health and Social Care sector in 2007 enabled Paul to diversify from the manufacturing and automotive sectors to one where a new set of people skills were called for. He was Training and HR manager to an organisation comprising of around 2000 people, many who’s role it was to provide care to clients who suffered both physical and mental impairments. Notable achievements included the delivery of national training standards that enabled the organisation to be accredited for the provision of social care support.
- In 2008 Paul started his own business and moved into the freelance training and consulting arena. Here he provides training and organisational development support to clients from many interesting and sometimes complex environments. He believes that it’s important to first create a relationship with his clients before he creates solutions.