Paul is a vastly experienced, digitally literate Strategic Marketeer, Commercial Leader, Change Agent and Entrepreneur, with an enviable record of growing businesses through a combination of strategic insights, leadership coaching, partner sourcing, and building results-oriented high performing teams.
Paul’s entire career has been in the telecoms, media & technology sectors. His passion for media and communications began while working in regional press before joining British Telecom, where he spent more than two decades in the executive team at Yell Group, working in both the UK and US.
Paul has always worked at the forefront of transformational business change. He was part of the team that launched yell.com in 1996, and he went on to head up Yell’s New Media Sales & Operations teams. He spearheaded BTYP’s international growth strategy that began with the $665m acquisition of Yellowbook USA in 1999. His vast operational experience includes Strategy Development, Sales & Marketing Leadership, Product Management, Digital Innovation, and M&A.
Paul has a reputation for being creative, inspiring, thought-provoking, passionate and fun to work with, yet he retains a customer-focused, output-orientated and above all, highly realistic approach to all his work. These attributes have enabled him to build an impressive international client and associate portfolio that today extends to five continents.
In addition to Radicle, Paul Plant works with the following companies and organisations
Paul is co-Founder of PostTag, a brilliantly simple solution that promises to disrupt the SatNav and online mapping sectors. PostTag gets people to the right front door, first time, every time, with more accuracy than any navigation system currently available. It works by simply “tagging” three digits to the end of a postcode, providing a front-door accuracy never seen before. Drivers are guided to the precise front door by an easy-to-use smartphone App.
The real beauty of PostTag is that the customer doesn’t have to do any work. Other systems ask the customer to generate a locator code, or even create a few “words” to pull the driver to their address. PostTag “pushes” the driver to the right address without the customer having to do anything at all. www.posttag.co.uk
Paul is international partner development director for Vendasta, a multi-award winning Saskatoon (Canada) based technology platform company, providing market-leading ad serving tools to digital media agencies, publishers and resellers across the globe. Vendasta is one of the fastest growing tech companies in the local commerce ecosystem, helping media resellers develop meaningful and lasting relationships with small businesses, helping them to demystify the dynamic and often complex and confusing modern media landscape, while helping to maximise the ROI derived from their marketing budgets. www.vendasta.com
Web.com was one of the first companies to emerge following the launch of the World Wide Web, with the primary purpose to enable small businesses to benefit from The Internet. Formed in 1997 and based in Jacksonville, Florida, today Web hosts more than 11 million domain names, and is one of the world’s largest providers of low-cost high-value digital marketing solutions for SME’s.
Paul has worked closely with Web.com’s UK team since 2015, helping to expand the company’s footprint into new and emerging economies, bringing hundreds of thousands of small and micro businesses into the digital economy. www.web.com
The Local Search Association (LSA) www.thelsa.org is a not-for-profit industry association of media companies, agencies and technology providers who help businesses market to local consumers. The LSA has about 300 members in more than twenty countries and the Association helps these members realise the power of local marketing and commerce through conferences, consulting, proprietary research, insights, advocacy and more. Radicle Consulting is a member of LSA, and Paul is an advisor to the LSA’s executive board, as well as being a regular contributor to its conferences and events.
Paul is a main Board member of SIINDA (The Search & Information Industry Association), a pan-European non-profit organisation which represents companies across the digital, mobile, search, social, print, data, platforms and telecommunication sectors as well as businesses providing “on demand” services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SIINDA offers a wide range of member services, including market research, training, high profile conferences and summits, as well as its own start-up accelerator which helps to raise the profile of new digital entrepreneurs. SIINDA hosts two member conferences each year, including LocalComm, which is traditionally held in London each Spring. www.siinda.com
Similar to LSA and SIINDA, ALSMA (The Asian Local Search and Media Association), is a non-profit organisation for companies operating in the “Local Search” ecosystem in Asia. ALSMA’s core objective is to establish a forum for members to exchange knowledge, information and share best practice and ideas while promoting symbiotic relationships through congress and enhanced communications channels. Members gather regularly – in person and virtually – to examine the challenges and explore the opportunities in “Local Search” in a spirit of mutual interest and to establish operating standards and best practices for the industry. Link to www.alsma.org
The first start-up that Paul invested in was www.mexgrocer.co.uk. Turning over barely £100 a week when it launched, and based in the owner’s kitchen, the company is today firmly established as one of Europe’s leading importers of authentic Mexican food and groceries, with franchises in Germany, Portugal and Sweden all being served from its Luton-based headquarters. Named by The Times and The Independent newspapers as one of the Top 50 Food Websites in the UK, the company serves both the retail and wholesale markets, as well as being the preferred supplier of Mexican groceries to Amazon.co.uk. Paul continues to advise the company on its marketing and growth strategies.
LaingRose Ltd www.laingrose.com is a UK-based company specialising in bespoke trust management and trust administration. Its highly experienced team of advisors supports corporate client’s administration needs by providing outsourced solutions to meet the trustee requirements in the preparation of required trustee paperwork. A key feature of the LaingRose service offering is to treat the needs and objectives of each individual client on their own merit, enabling the client to make life-enhancing decisions of real and significant value. What's more, the company ensures that all your financial arrangements are fully approved in the eyes of the law. Paul has been non-exec Chairman of LaingRose since 2013.
hunterPac is an Executive Search, Consulting & Recruitment firm with offices in Sydney, Australia and Hong Kong, boasting a high-profile client portfolio spread throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including BT Asia, Cathay Pacific, CSL, Foxtel, Sensis, Telkom MDM Indonesia, Telstra, and Thomson Reuters. Paul has been an Associate Partner of HunterPac since 2011, providing strategic insight and operational expertise to consulting projects focused on customer experience design and digital transformation. Paul has worked extensively in Australia, the Indian sub-continent and throughout the Far East. www.hunterpac.com.au