A leader with a proven track record of successful growth and achieving profitability, having set up his own small business and grown it to become the largest in its sector, before managing the successful Private Equity buy-out. As an entrepreneurial leader, Paul has been involved in all aspects of the business, from developing a results-oriented delivery team, focusing on relationships and outcomes with customers, and negotiating with suppliers and financial organisations.
Developed a range of military and civilian management and leadership skills, and has been able to traverse the divide between leadership in both sectors, bringing together the best from each.
Has a calm, considered, and engaging leadership style that focuses on achieving the end goal.
2013-present: Managing Director of Westpoint Veterinary Group, the largest farm animal Veterinary group in the UK, now employing over 200 people, with an annual turnover in excess of £30million GBP.
2013: Managed the business through a Private Equity buy-out, and the significant changes that go with moving from private to corporate ownership.
2002-2013: Owner of Westpoint Veterinary Group, growing the business from a small start-up enterprise, to a large national group of 25 practices. This involved growth in both the delivery of a relationship-led service offering to clients and strong medicine sales sides of the business, including setting up an e-commerce site and developing it be the market leading/market defining internet pharmacy.
2006-2016: Officer in the Honourable Artillery Company, part of the Territorial Army, including a year-long deployment to Afghanistan in 2011- 2012 as a Company second in command of an Infantry Company. This involved making risk management decisions in acute time-sensitive situations under intense mental and physical pressure for a multinational force of 200 soldiers.
2000-2002: Internship at Royal Veterinary College
- MSc in Bovine Reproduction
- Veterinary degree at Royal Veterinary College (BVetMed), University of London