What People Say Client Testimonials

Paul has worked with and for a broad and diverse range of clients delivering live training sessions, workshops and keynote speeches. Below are some of the nice things they have to say about him!

"I have attended dozens of training courses over the years and this was easily the best. When I arrived I wasn't in the mood for it and by the end of the day I didn't want it to end. Brilliant!"


- Salvatore Ragnetti (F&B Manager, Hilton Hotels)

'Fantastic talk. Really entertaining and very motivational. Can't wait to put some of the lessons in to action'


- Peter Ford (MD, Eperney Bar & Restaurant)

'Paul is an amazing communicator and trainer. I have learnt so much from this course and enjoyed it a huge amount. Would love more sessions with Paul'


- Nicholas Bolton (Head Bartender, Exclusive Hotels)

"Paul is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and entertaining drinks business trainers I have had the pleasure to work with. His training style mixes vast cocktail industry knowledge & humour, yet never condescending and always memorable. It is guaranteed that attendees at Paul's training sessions will be engaged and more importantly leaving with a clear understanding/education from the session. As a training consultant myself, I learn every time I work alongside him and I would recommend him to any area of the industry with confidence"


       -Paul Young (Diageo Training & Developemnt Consultant)



'I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend Paul to anyone in the training world. His expertise in the drinks industry is second to none, coupled together with an infectious training style makes him one of the best, most engaging and inspirational trainers I have ever worked with.'


        -Alex Percival (Managing Director, KWM Bar & Training Consultants)



'Paul provides the most unique, engaging and professional bartender training in the UK. His style of delivery is absolutely suited to his audience: he provides a fun and exciting training environment where his trainees are inspired to excel.'


        - Luke Davies (Spirit Pub Group Training Manager and Winner of BII NITA Supreme Award for Training Excellence 2011)



'Paul is an exceptionally skilled speaker, trainer, motivator and creative facilitator. Having had the pleasure of working with Paul for a number of years, he creates & delivers exceptional training solutions that inspire and motivate attendees to perform within their role.'


        -Gareth Hill (Managing Director, Brenell Consulting)



'Paul is an outstanding professional trainer and facilitator. His deep subject matter expertise is only matched by his infectious passion for excellence. In short he makes a big difference and makes the process of doing so fun.'


        -Chris Carey (Managing Director, Axiom Communications)



'Paul is quite simply the man when it comes to things cocktaily. He is personable, easy to work with and responsive. If you are looking for any advice or help within the drinks industry, Paul is the guy to speak to. We at the Cocktail Shaker Boys certainly tap him for advice regularly.'


        -Andrew Seaward (Managing Director, Cocktail Shaker Boys)



'As a former publisher of Drinks International Magazine I worked closely with Paul on a number of projects. His knowledge of spirits and cocktails is exceptional. Paul is also an excellent presenter, engaging his audience with his relaxed and entertaining style. I would love to have the opportunity to work with him again and have no hesitation in recommending him both as a presenter and for his knowledge of cocktails.'


        -Jim Cooper (Publisher, Drinks International Magazine)



'Paul is a highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer and facilitator. He is a creative individual and manages to combine this flair and his diverse background to great effect when working in a training situation. His delegates love his manner and communication style, making him very effective within his field and delivering great results for his clients.'


        -Monique Choudrey MLPI MITOL (Managing Director, MC Consultants)



'I have had the pleasure of seeing Paul work on numerous occasions. His ability to deliver complex content in a fun, enthusiastic and effective way is second to none. He uses his behavioural and communication skills to make a real difference to his delegates.'


      -Chris Roberts (Training Consultant, SKY)



'In January 2014 Paul was with us for a 5-day beverage training for our F&B team. Actually, it was far more than just a beverage or bar training course for our F&B team. We really had great benefits from the training and the team really increased their levels of knowledge, confidence and bar skills.'


      -Vuslat Sivri (Director of HR, Divan Hotel, Istanbul)



'Paul worked with me on several occasions during the noughties when I was employed by Drinks International. He often represented brands in the DI Cocktail and Bartenders Challenges creating bespoke award winning cocktails and, occasionally, on the other side of the bar as a judge. We also engaged Paul to mix 'on the spot' cocktails at the London Wine & Spirits Fair from an array of spirits entered in the International Spirit Challenge. He was hied too as a maixologist at our spirit challenge events at top London venues where he excelled again in creating perfectly balanced cocktails. Paul's knowledge of spirits is outstanding and he has a great ability to combine the right ingredients to bring out the character of the spirit. Perhaps Paul's biggest asset is his rapport with his audience: he engages them throughout the process. Paul is a showman and a very professional one at that.'


      -Rina Maiden (Director, Maiden Associates)