Paul J. Abbott has been planning and managing events for 25 years, including meetings, large-scale conferences, exhibitions, concerts, dinners and parties. He has welcomed attendees to a wide range of venues from specialist conference centres to arenas. He has created spectacular performance events in concert halls and public spaces. He is now an independent events consultant, coach, trainer, and author.
Paul learned his trade ‘on the job’, working his way up from events assistant to director in different organisations, delivering thousands of events along the way. He has a reputation for his attention to detail, imagination, and the quality of his work. He has significant leadership experience, and he has served as non-executive director on several boards. Before starting his own company, he was Director of Events in a UK Conservatoire with responsibility for all events output, a mixed-use commercial venue, technical and catering operations, programming and commercial sales. He was also Artistic Director of an award-winning contemporary music festival.
Alongside his work with celebrities and major names in music, radio and television, he has significant experience working on community projects and delivering high quality events to showcase next generation talent. Paul is a talented composer and performer in his own right gaining a PhD in Music from the University of York at the same time as building a successful career in events management.
His rich and varied experience has enabled him to view live events from many different angles which gives him the unique perspectives which he shares through his writing, training and public speaking engagements.