Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper

About Paul

Paul joined Positive Momentum soon after returning to the UK from Asia, and after overseeing a restructuring process for the Asian sales and service network of Elumatec AG. A qualified Charted Accountant with Grant Thornton, Paul is an experienced Managing Director and Finance Director who helps clients of all shapes and sizes with change management and has a strong track record for profit improvement.

Paul cut his commercial teeth in the early 2000s in an international role with Gildemeister (now DMG Mori), a listed German engineering machinery business with Group turnover of Eur 2bn. He initially had responsibility for subsidiaries in USA, Canada, Brazil and Mexico before moving to Singapore with responsibility for the Asian markets including China which was growing very rapidly.

Paul returned to the UK, to take over as Managing Director of the UK subsidiary of Homag Group, a listed Germany machinery company specialising in furniture manufacture and offsite manufacturing of timber framed buildings. Paul turned the business from loss making to 2.5x  turnover, with focus on significant margin improvement and after sales business and customer care. Following Homag Group being acquired by Dürr – Paul joined Homag’s Dynamic Strategy committee as the board implemented a group wide change management process. 

Paul has real world experience helping clients fix things and grow. He admits to making plenty of mistakes and learning lessons along the way. Experienced in change management, sales team management and financial control Paul is in his element working with clients to help develop their businesses, processes and people. 

Outside of work, Paul is a keen golfer and enjoys most sports – although leaves playing Rugby and Cricket to the younger generation now. Paul is married with one son safely in the world of work and another in his final year of university.

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