Leeds Alumnus (Economics) and entrepreneur Paul Cartmell now invests and advises a number of businesses after selling Billington Cartmell, the company he founded in 1991 with Ian Billington. Together, the pair grew the business to become one of the largest independent marketing groups in the UK employing almost 200 people providing advertising, direct and digital marketing services to a host of major clients, including GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, Nestle, Morrisons, Panasonic and Carlsberg. He left the group in 2012.
Prior to launching Billington Cartmell, Paul worked as an international Marketing Development Director for global pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham, and previously held senior marketing roles with Cadbury and Britvic.
Paul is now a non–executive director of Childs Farm, a fast-growing company producing an innovative range of natural toiletries suitable for babies, toddlers, children and especially those with sensitive or eczema prone skin. He also produces a range of award-wining English wines in Hampshire.