In a sixteen year career as a professional footballer, Paul Fletcher never made it to Wembley. But in his second career he went on to achieve his dream working on the new Wembley stadium project where he was chief executive for 18 months. Over the last decade he has been Chief Executive at three of the finest football club stadiums ever to be built in this country, two of which winning Building of the Year Awards in 1995 and 1998.
He is one of a handful of professional footballers who have successfully made the transition from team sheet to balance sheet. He now regularly attends Sporting and Corporate events explaining how he has used his Sporting experiences in the business world to secure some of the most lucrative sponsorships and commercial deals of the past decade such as his current project at Coventry’s new Ricoh arena which will be the first stadium in the world to be self financing without relying on football gate receipts.
His experience as an After Dinner speaker for over 20 years, provides a humorous insight to his presentations which achieve a happy blend between message and entertainment.
He puts all his success down to teamwork, saying ” I just drew on the simple teamwork principles I learned in my playing days at Burnley Football Club. People then used to wonder how this small town of Burnley achieved success in the greatest league in the World Football. Yet there are no great secrets, it was down to teamwork. Ordinary people, fired up with enthusiasm and a common goal can achieve incredible results . . . and have some fun along the way”.
Paul has become one of the most sought after Speakers in the country. Whether it be Keynote, Conference, Motivational or After Dinner, his relaxed style, northern humour and sporting/business anecdotes deliver a dynamic performance everytime.