Paul Barnard


Paul has spent much of his working life in 3 large businesses: Westland Helicopters, Loctite UK and the US-based ITW Inc.


Initially, Paul gained a strong technical foundation. In Loctite, he progressed through a series of commercial roles before moving into general management. Paul’s scope and responsibility grew rapidly in ITW from a UK subsidiary to a group of 14 businesses Europe, North America, South America, Asia Pacific and Russia.


Paul has consistently delivered profitable growth. He’s led acquisitions, start-ups, major growth initiatives, capital investment programmes, product and brand development as well as business restructure.


Paul is now involved in a number of businesses, either as an advisor or an investor. His advisory work ranges from non-exec roles to working alongside the senior team on specific projects – mostly related to business growth. He is a Director of Walker Morris LLP and gained an MBA from the International Management Centres Association in 2001.


BGF portfolio company: Molecular Products Group