Managing Director, Propel
Paul has had a varied career in the sector, combining journalism with direct experience of founding a multi-site pub company. He was editor of a weekly newspaper in Lincolnshire at the age of 28. In his early 30s he co-founded the Bulldog Hotel Group with a single leasehold site. Most recently, he edited the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, spending ten years on the magazine during which time it became market leader. Whilst on the magazine he set up some of the best-known and most successful events in the pub sector, including the MA250 conferences for multi-site operators, the Tenanted Pub Company Summit and the SIBA Pub Retail Summit. He also edited M&C Report, the intelligence and analysis newswire for top tier pub, restaurant and foodservice executives, achieving a 60% uplift in subscription levels based on the quality of its business information. Paul is also the brains behind the creation of the Zolfo Cooper Profit Tracker, launched in 2012 in conjunction with M&C Report as the first industry league table of profit growth. Paul currently edits The Propel Info Morning Briefing, a daily free-to-air newsletter for pubs, restaurants and food service operators.