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Speaker Introduction

Front Cover Let's Talk Business

Paul Fletcher and Bryan Adams


Our Guest Speaker is:

Ex Bolton Wanderers, Burnley and England Under 23 International footballer.

After 16 years in football joined Huddersfield Town as Chief Executive and went on to mastermind the award winning 'Alfred McAlpine Stadium', voted Building of the Year in 1995.

He then moved on to become Chief Executive at the Reebok Stadium Bolton for 2-years and then on to Commercial Director at the New Wembley Stadium, controversially leaving the project after two years stating only

"It will be late and it will be costly".

Within weeks he took up a 4-year contract as Chief Executive at Coventry City's new £60 million Ricoh (Ree-Ko) Arena, which opened in August 2005. In January 2006 he became Managing Director at Coventry City Football Club leaving the position in January 2008 to return to Turf Moor Burnley as Development Director and Chief Executive. Burnley gained promotion back into the Premiership in 2009 after a 33 year absence.

In the 2007 New Years Honours list, he was awarded the MBE for services to football.


If you are looking for a 'funny' line to complete the introduction:

"He is also a chartered accountant - and tax adviser to KEN DODD".

"Paul Fletcher was once compared to Alan Shearer when the newspaper article said 'Compared to Alan Shearer, Paul Fletcher was hopeless'".