Paul Coles

I was born in the UK but having been living in NZ with my wife Linda since 2002, and have been lucky enough to call franklin home since arriving with Pukekawa being home for the first 12 years and Mangatawhiri thereafter.

Along with my business partner I own a specialist firm of advisors who maximise business value for shareholders of privately owned mid-sized New Zealand firms. Originally our core offer was to provide client companies with growth strategies and advisory services, including governance. As time has passed many of our clients are now working with our team to transition out, through effective succession options, or to exit their companies successfully through a strategic sale. For many of our client companies, maximising shareholder value is now the most critical priority in their business

I have close to 30 years experience in various commercial and general management roles in both New Zealand and Europe. These span large, blue chip corporates, through to start ups and an English Premier League Football Team. I have also owned several of my own successful businesses during this time. I have been fortunate to lead some great teams, numbering in their hundreds on occasions.
I have been a previous director of Ellerslie Sunrise Rotary Club and looking forward to helping franklin Family Support Services add value to the community it serves.