Paul C

TV and corporate presenter Paul is a former Scottish Radio Personality of the Year, now working with BBC Radio London, having started his career on Channel 4, Paul gives executives Media and Presentation Coaching. 

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Paul Coia at Great British Presenters

Following his own TV chat show in Scotland, Paul worked as a presenter for BBC 1 network on The Holiday Show, Pebble Mill At One and The Garden Party. On BBC 2 he hosted the long-running Catchword quiz programme and Tricks Of The Trade, for ITV he presented Heaven Knows and The Birthday Show, and he was the voice that opened Channel Four and Disney’s ABC1 TV channel. Paul also presented Sky TV’s film review show, Preview, as well as their long-running quiz, Spellbound.

Currently, Paul presents his own radio shows for the BBC in London and Berkshire, he writes a weekly celebrity interview column for the Scottish Sunday Post, and he travels extensively whilst coaching executives and hosting conferences.

His current corporate clients include Rolex, English Heritage, Shop Direct (Very.co.uk and Littlewoods), Nationwide Building Society, EE Mobile Phone Network, Barry Callebaut (the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer), The House Of Lords, English Mutual, Creditsafe and many more.

He has presented at conferences for a long list of clients including Barclays, BT, Credit Suisse, Emirate Airlines, Goldman Sachs, Lloyds Bank, Philips Electrical, Thomas Cook, Unilever, Zurich Financial, and dozens of household name companies.

What the clients say:

“we think you are the best.... ever!”

Lord Sandy Leitch, Chairman BUPA

“can’t help but feel I wish I’d been coached by Paul years ago”

James Blendis, Legal Counsel, EE Mobile Phone Network

“Paul is frank, direct and refreshing...he made a huge difference”

Richard de Leyser, MD, Rolex.

“Paul is excellent...direct...knowledgable... imparts expertise brilliantly.”

Alex Baldock, CEO, Shop Direct

“unbelievable...paul is simply the best there is”

Heather Astbury, Director of Communications, Dubai Mercantile Exchange,

“hosted perfectly...Paul’s our first choice”

Bradey Dougan, CEO Credit Suisse, New York

“incredible...we have never seen presenter feedback like this...96% gave him full marks”

Hugo Johnson, HR and IFA Directors’ Forum

“consummate professional...perfect bridge...leaves others standing”.

Wallace Dobbin, Zurich Financial services

“brought professionalism that made the event stand out..... I want him to develop our people now they know what good looks like”

Gaynor Bradshaw, Head of HR Strategy, H. Samuel and Ernest Jones, London

“he so definitely added value...his rapport with our audience was perfect especially with the mix of nationalities among the 1100 delegates....top choice”

Sue James, Sales Development Manager, Emirates Airlines, Dubai

“extremely professional and well prepared...Paul showed a strong understanding of our business”

James Reeve, MD Barclays Bank Financial Planning, London

“extremely effective....I’d definitely work with him again”

Jasmine Holland, PR Manager, British Telecom, London

“a very satisfying experience....made the whole topic easier for the speakers and the audience”

Selina Thurer, Marketing Manager, Philips Shavers, Amsterdam

“not only productive, but fun too....Paul delivered”

Jan Von Der Muhll, Head of Communications, Credit Suisse, Zurich

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