Paul Plant

Founder of Radicle Consulting

Paul is a highly experienced Strategic Marketer, Change Agent, Digital Thought-Leader and Entrepreneur, with an enviable record of transforming and building businesses by strategic insight coupled with strong commercial and customer focus.

Paul has enjoyed a long and successful career working 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 in the UK 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.

In 2010 he founded Radicle Consulting Ltd, a boutique hands-on consultancy specialising in Digital Transformation and Customer Experience Design.

Paul is an active Board member of SIINDA (the Search & Information Industry Association), a pan-European non-profit organisation that serves media publishers and companies operating within the local commerce ecosystem. He is an advisor to the executive board of the Local Search Association in North America. He has worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers as a subject matter expert in the directive media and telecoms sectors. Paul’s client portfolio extends to five continents, including Australia, where he is an Associate Partner of HunterPac, a Sydney-based Executive Search, Consulting & Contract Resourcing practice.

Paul is highly active in the Digital Start-Up and Incubation arena. He helped to launch, a successful specialist online food retailer named by both The Times and The Telegraph newspapers as one of the Top 50 food websites in the UK. He is also Co-Founder of PostTag, an innovative solution providing “front-door accurate” navigation to drivers via a simple smartphone application.

Paul is happily married, and lives in St Albans, UK. His many interests include fine wine and wildlife photography.

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