Paul French FCMI FIoEE

Business Development

Paul French, Mentoring at Southpoint Films

A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, Paul has a long and varied history in business, mainly in the field of innovation, development and manufacturing of emergent technologies in security and related industries.

Paul has been Regional Chairman of national and local business groups, UK Managing Director of an international electronic design company, CEO of a security company with a manufacturing facility in India and, for a short time, sold wild mushrooms to Michelin Star restaurants.

After a successful exit from one of his former businesses, in 2008 Paul founded his own corporate video production company, which was based in the New Forest, Hampshire.

Additionally, Paul became a mentor through WSX Enterprise and Solent University. This introduced him to Southpoint Films, which he started mentoring in 2013.

In 2015, the natural progression was to merge both companies to enable a stronger video production offering for local businesses.

Paul continues to mentor internally at Southpoint Films, helping the team solve business problems on a daily basis, and employs his wealth of business experience and knowledge with new and existing clients to help them grow their own businesses through video.

When he's not busy working, Paul can usually be found having fun as part of a Race Management team somewhere on the water near the entrance to the Lymington River in the western Solent. You can be sure that there is always a camera and an adequate supply of good coffee very near by!