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Public Speaker.

2504CBI01Having been an elected politician, Paul is a highly experienced public speaker.  He also provides facilitation services for conferences and private meetings.

Specialist topics include the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland; the economic and political environment in Northern Ireland; the financial crisis that hit The Co-operative Bank and Co-operative Group; and the book Abuse of Trust.

In recent weeks, during the latter part of 2016, Paul has:

* Spoken at CIMA’s Belfast conference on the impact of Brexit.

* Spoken at the BDO Northern Ireland/Londonderry Chamber of Commerce breakfast conference on the impact of Brexit.

* Spoken at Cork University’s conference on credit unions, explaining the crisis at The Co-operative Bank.

* Facilitated a private meeting of business organisations on the impact of Brexit.

* Facilitated a private meeting of companies in a specific sector with a government minister on the impact of Brexit.

* Spoken at the AGM of Progressive Co-operators on the crisis at the Co-operative Group and The Co-operative Bank.

* Spoken at the AgendaNI conference on the state of the Northern Ireland economy.

* Spoken at a Common Purpose event, discussing the economy of Derry.

* Given a talk on the massive scale of child sexual abuse at a launch of the ‘Abuse of Trust’ book.

 

Other speaking engagements have included:

* CBI/EURES conference at University of Ulster Magee campus on state of Northern Ireland economy.

* University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, on problems with Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnerships.

* Ways Forward Conference on the crisis at the Co-operative Group and at the Co-operative Bank.

* Plenary speaker at Society for Co-operative Studies Annual Conference on the problems at the Co-operative Group and Co-operative Bank.

* Mutuo conference on the state of the co-operative sector.

* Induction meeting for sales staff of bank on state of the economy.

* UNISON conference on the future of social care and the privatisation of services.

* Briefing to company board on state of the economy and the likely impact on its sector.

 

Paul is a former part time lecturer at the Co-operative College and was an occasional lecturer at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University).

 

In the run-up to the EU membership referendum, Paul debated with People Before Profit on the vote – arguing strongly against Brexit.  A video of Paul’s speech can be seen here.

 

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