Paul Carolan

Commercial Director, Clear Channel UK


Paul got into media after seeing his older cousin (ex-CEO of a creative agency) driving a Porsche at 28 and wearing an expensive green suit. He started his own career at Capital Radio wearing a much cheaper green suit and driving a Renault 19, but has since flourished in his career working on brands such as BBC Worldwide, Classic FM, Virgin Radio, Microsoft Advertising, and JCDecaux. Paul is now Commercial Strategy Consultant at Clear Channel UK, and Advisor to the Board at 65twenty Ltd.

He is also known in the industry as ‘the furniture guy’ after briefly leaving media to set up a furniture design company with his brother. The Gallery of Wonderful was launched into Selfridges London, but he missed his old world too much and returned to the industry three years ago.

During his first training course in media, he was taught that ‘People buy people’ and it is a mantra that he has built his career around ever since.


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