Paul McManus

Consultant

Paul has over 17 years of experience working in Financial PR & Investor Relations for growing companies listed on, or seeking a listing, on the London Stock Exchange. Paul founded Walbrook PR, our partner agency, in April 2009.

Paul works for a wide variety of AIM-listed companies, heads up a busy life sciences team and provides consultancy services to Brighter Comms in this sector.

Paul has an MA in Theology from Oxford University and before starting a career in City & Corporate PR was an English voice presenter for Radio Vaticana in Rome.

In the Spotlight

Media:

For work it’s the business pages of the national newspapers (even the Sun has a City page) and investment titles like Investors Chronicle and Shares (and associated websites). For pleasure, and a counterbalance to the City, it’s the Guardian and the Western Mail … and even a bit of Magic FM.

Twitter:

@IanKingSky, @MarkKleinmanSky, @fotc, @orangetheory

Experience:

A tough call between the birth of my two children or watching Wales beat England 30-3 at the Millennium Stadium in 2013 – to be fair the children have brought more consistent joy over the years!

Places:

The places of my life: Cardiff, Oxford, Rome, London and the annual family trip across the other side of the planet to The Land of the Long White Cloud.

Food:

Spagetti alle vongole or Japanese.

Drink:

Gin (with or without tonic, or in a Negroni), good red wine, maybe even an Aperol Spritz.

Hobby:

Most of my free time is spent celebrating family life. If I’m up before the kids I’ll exercise and if I don’t fall asleep before them I’ll read or relax with my wife.

Afternoon:

Tiring out the kids with swimming, bike rides and dashing about the local parks and playgrounds to ensure an early bedtime for them and a quiet and relaxing evening at home!

Social media:

I prefer to do my socialising the old school way – but can handle myself on Twitter and Facebook.

Quote:

“Rugby is a wonderful show: dance, opera and, suddenly, the blood of a killing” - Richard Burton.

Bright Spot:

Being the first, and possibly the last, person to play Jimi Hendrix on Vatican Radio.

Twitter:

@WalbrookPR @PMAMcManus