Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson is a visionary business leader, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker who transformed his love for the seas into a remarkable business journey.

Following his career as a professional sailor, Paul began his remarkable transformation by becoming a pivotal figure in the revival of Oyster Yachts, an iconic British luxury yacht manufacturer. Faced with administration, he led the business into a period of exceptional growth, securing £185 million of new sales, despite the challenges of a global pandemic. This growth put Oyster Yachts back on the map and secured the business for the long term.

Paul’s expertise extends beyond the marine industry. He has supported a number of global businesses develop transformative change and performance programs, with clients including Valeo Foods Group, The Shed Distillery and Henri Lloyd.

In 2022, Paul Adamson’s life journey took an unexpected detour with the diagnosis of Follicular Lymphoma, an incurable blood cancer. The diagnosis, while a test of his fortitude, did not hold him back in any way. Demonstrating resilience, leadership skills and optimism, Paul bravely faced the challenge and is now in remission.

As a speaker, Paul provides insights into leadership, resilience, sales, marketing and strategy, combined with awareness on turning personal challenges into opportunities for growth. Paul doesn’t just speak; he inspires, motivates, and ignites a passion for change and resilience in everyone he addresses.

His insights on leadership, resilience, sales, marketing, and strategy have enlightened audiences at global companies, including Indeed.com, Zurich plc, and Red Bull.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book visionary business leader Paul Adamson for your next event.

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Paul’s ability to engage and captivate his audience is truly remarkable!
Robert Anderson, CEO & Founder, Telecom4Good

Paul Adamson is inspiring and he delivers. Following his lead will unfold fabulous results!
Eddie Jordan, Serial Entrepreneur & Founder, Jordan F1 Grand Prix

Paul delivers maximum impact, it’s like having enthusiasm on steroids!
Raymond Poole, Founder, PM Summit, Dublin, Ireland

Paul was our keynote speaker this year for our Indeed Agency Summit in Paris. Right from the first time meeting Paul he was professional, friendly and very easy to work with. On the day Paul brought brilliant energy and inspiration to the room. He was very engaging and got the guests to participate throughout.

Some of the feedback from our Agency reps included; ‘Paul’s presentation was funny, interactive and very useful’. ‘ Paul was very inspiring’. Our guests all took something away from Paul’s presentation, which was why I wanted to work with Paul and have him speak at the Summit.
Patrick McGrann, Director, Training and Enablement

We engaged Paul Adamson to conduct our opening Keynote at PM Summit 2018 in Dublin. The challenge for Paul was to invigorate over 180 professional Project Managers and give them a shot of energy and endorphins sending them on their way with enthusiasm for the coming day.

Paul did not fail on any level, he was without doubt a tonic providing an outstanding start to our event. I don’t think there are enough superlatives to describe this man but to try put into words what he does, it is like having enthusiasm on steroids. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul for any event to conduct a keynote address and look forward to having him in the future.
Raymond Poole, Director PMIS Ltd.

Paul Adamson is an absolute pleasure to work with. He brings so much energy into the room! We have worked with Paul for just over a year- in this time I have learnt so many skills- suitable for both my professional and personal life. Paul conducted training days for our sales team, worked with us on an individual basis and implemented the launch of a digital marketing day for my clients- which was a roaring success!
Thank you Paul, you are an inspiration and a delight to work with, and I look forward to working with you in the future!

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