'In Conversation With...Paul Callaghan' Leighton Group

To many of us Paul is a well-known figure on the North-east business scene who is passionate about helping North-east business prosper in his capacity as Chairman of Business Link North East, RTC North and as a Director of the Entrepreneurs Forum.  Informing that passion is the entrepreneurial tenacity that has built the Leighton Group from a small publishing business into a global technology and communications group that operates in 45 countries and in 10 languages. 

It wasn’t quite how things started.  Graduating from the LSE in London Paul started his career in America before moving back to his native Sunderland where after trying a couple of other careers he started a conventional publishing business that remains one of the cornerstones of the Leighton Group, but it was when Paul and his brother Gerard realised that nobody could find anything on the web that business took off and DomainNames.com was born and developed into one of Europe’s largest domain name registrars.

Sold in 2000 to American company, Verisign, Paul and his brothers had identified that customer-need and a problem-solving approach would help them identify other business opportunities and pick up a string of business growth awards and entrepreneurial recognition in the process.  The Leighton Group (named after the Sunderland road where the brothers grew up) now boasts a global blue-chip and FTSE 100 client list.

And the story so far; like any business, full of ups and downs.  Ups to do with solving client problems, building from scratch to maturity, focusing on need, surviving the dotcom downturn, learning from the experience of business culture clash and employing A* people.  Downs to do with culture clashes, harsh trading conditions, and the wrong people in decision-making roles. 

For anyone who wants to know what it felt like to be a Columbus of the internet revolution, how the Leighton team has developed a template for business growth, the importance of good competition, ideas and ambition, the opportunities in knowledge-based businesses and the need to focus…as well as picking up some top tips for business growth… this conversation is a must!  

In addition: Member of the Month Glenn Morrill of frontstep.co.uk

Charity of the Month: MENCAP



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