Paul knows how to create success. In the last few years, he has become a StartUp Britain Business Champion, a recognised SageUK Business Expert and business influencer, a Motivational Speaker, Published Author and a #1 Best Seller. Paul now leads a virtual team of 93 like minded individuals who are all bound by the same passion to kick ass at their jobs and get you results. The Wakefield Group Ltd presence is now felt in the UK, US and Europe. But above all, his passion lies in engaging and inspiring the next generation to live a life that they deserve to live.
Aged 16, Paul left school with no qualifications, aged 19 he was told he was dyslexic. He only read his first book at the age of 28. Paul now uses his position to help develop the work he already does to support the growing number of start-ups and SME businesses by organising regular events as well as lobbying his local council on issues facing businesses within the region.
In 2012 Paul said: "I'm delighted to have been chosen as a StartUp Local Champion. I set up my first business in 2007, and now I'm addicted! I want to use my knowledge to help extend the enterprise work I do with start-ups and SME's. Help and support in early stages can mean the difference between long-term success and failure.
Local business community needs all the help and support it can get so it can grow and flourish in these difficult economic times. Being the StartUp Local champion means I can offer advice and guidance as well as encouraging others to have the confidence to consider going it alone and starting the business they have always dreamed of.
Paul left his job as a consultant in 2007 and set up in his back bedroom with an old PC and a tiny printer with only £2.87 in his bank account. Since then he has invested in new 3 start-ups across the UK, and started his own menswear clothing range as well as running his digital marketing agency.
Since 2009 Paul has been featured in the book called 'The Laptop Millionaire', he has trained over 70,000 people from eleven different countries via webinars, seminars and workshops. In March 2013 he was listed as a top 100 marketer to follow on Twitter and has also become a Sage UK business expert.