Paul Davies

Managing Director

  • Date Joined: 15th December 2016
For the past 20 years I have worked in professional sport where I have gained a reputation for building and developing Social Enterprise within sports clubs and stadia. I created and developed PKC S’porting Solution’s which is a not for profit community interest company (CIC) which works collaboratively with agencies in the public, private, community and voluntary sectors to develop and deliver programmes aimed at supporting people from designated communities to move closer to employment and to improve their life chances and life quality. Company profits are re-invested to support the development and delivery of future programmes and interventions. The business purchased the commercial rights to Firhill Stadium Glasgow and operated the business as a social enterprise model.

I have also spent 20 years in football starting off part time with Motherwell Football Club as the club press office (voluntary) before setting up my own sports agency Avant Sports Management. Avant Sport Management was formed in 2006 to provide professional service to the sports industry. Using my established roots in business and sports management which helped the group grow and we developed a wide range of products and services to meet the needs of athletes, footballers, and clubs. I created a dedicated team of professionals who were committed to delivering a transparent package of services. The emphasis was on delivering a model service based on honesty, integrity, and trust. We use our vast number of partners and contacts across Europe to personally service the needs of our clients. I negotiated contracts and deals on a regular basis with clubs and commercial partners at decision-maker level.

With more than 10 years’ experience as a Managing Director, I am adept in performance management, quality, managing audit processes and I have vast experience in delivering and organising European Funded contracts, working with regulatory bodies, partnership agencies and reporting back to stakeholders. I can lead people, and have the experience to be able to cultivate a culture of teamwork and innovation amongst staff.

On the football development side, I become first team scout with Hartlepool United and Chesterfield and I recently setup the Central Region over 35s football league affiliated to the Scottish Amateur Football Association, it has been recognised as one of the only growth areas of Scottish football.
Paul Davies

Qualifications/Accreditation

  • : Higher National Diploma Mechanical Engineering


    Higher National Diploma Mechanical Engineering
    1998

Career History

  • PKC S’porting Solutions C.I.C

    PKC S’porting Solutions C.I.C
    Director
    2010 – 2017

  • Avant Sport Management

    Avant Sport Management
    Director
    2009 – 2016

  • Hartlepool United FC

    Hartlepool United FC
    First Team Scout
    2011 – 2012

  • Chesterfield FC

    Chesterfield FC
    First Team Scout
    2010 – 2011

  • Hartlepool United FC

    Hartlepool United FC
    First Team Scout
    2006 – 2010

  • Selwood Pumps

    Selwood Pumps
    Manager
    2004 – 2009

  • Motherwell FC

    Motherwell FC
    Press Officer
    2000 – 2007

  • SLD Pumps

    SLD Pumps
    Regional Manager
    1998 – 2004

  • Envision Recruitment

    Envision Recruitment
    Managing Director
    2017 – Present

Key Achievements

  • I was seconded to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as Project Director, I was responsible for the co-ordination, organisation and training of operational staff and I employed 700 staff to meet the key milestones set out by the games organising Committee.
  • Avant Sports Management become the first company in Scotland to develop and deliver Level 2 Spectator Safety qualification meaning we could setup an Event Stewarding Academy.

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