Our Founder & Director, Paul Lancaster, is an award-winning ‘SuperConnector’ working to make the North East of England the best place to start or grow a business in the UK.

With a particular focus on accelerating the growth of tech, digital & creative businesses in the North East of England through Inbound Marketing & Community Engagement activities via his Plan Digital consultancy, Paul is also the Founder & Event Producer of the annual 5-day Newcastle Startup Week festival & Newcastle Scaleup Summit which has taken place in May every year since 2017 as well as the monthly Founders’ Friday events which launched in July 2018.

Paul was voted ‘Collaborator of the Year’ at Dynamo North East’s Dynamites awards in 2016 & 2017, then runner up in 2018. In December 2019 he won the ‘PROFILE’ category in the North East Times ‘Impact Awards 2019’ for the work he does to promote the North East business community on a regional, national & international level.

He is also co-author of the ‘Small Business Marketing For Dummies’ book published by Wiley in 2013, Founder of the annual global #NoEmailDay, a Senior Consultant for the ANGELFYSH Brand Communications Collective & Engagement Manager for Dynamo North East.

Paul regularly gets asked to host events, take part in panel discussions & fireside chats or give keynote talks on topics including:

  • How to Startup &/or Scaleup Your Business
  • How & why to be a ‘SuperConnector’
  • How to Build Your Personal Online Brand to Grow Your Business (see below)

If you’d like Paul to speak at your event, please contact Hilary Dunne at The Brand Activators.