Paul has 16 years of project and programme management experience gained across a number of sectors primarily focussed on employee engagement and learning and development.

His formative project management skills and experience were gained at Unipart, one of Europe’s largest logistics and consultancy operations. Whilst there, Paul worked as both a Project and Programme Manager. He was responsible for leading a number of high profile projects ranging in size from £10k through to £5 million, working with clients such as Vodafone, Shell, Wedgewood Ceramics and the Adult Learning Inspectorate. More recently, Paul has been Head of the Project Management Office at a leading Learning and Development organisation, responsible for the management of a team of project managers and the delivery of the organisation’s portfolio of projects.

Paul is committed to the profession of Project Management and is an active member of the APM (Association for Project Management). Paul is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner and holds the APMP qualification through the APM. He is an authorised trainer for both the APM and PRINCE2, this is delivered through Paul Richardson Consultancy and Training Services, an affiliate of the Demos Group. He also holds the advanced practitioner level qualification for the APMG Managing Successful Programmes.

He is a strong communicator and comfortable operating with people from all levels of an organisation. Paul favours a facilitative approach to training and by drawing upon his considerable industry experience, Paul makes his training events mirror the real world thus helping delegates to visualise how they can apply the theory to their own workplace.