Haymarket Consumer Media

Mark Payton, editorial director of Haymarket Consumer, said: ‘Paul is creative in the truest sense. Yes, he’s a brilliant designer – but that’s only part of the story.

‘I’ve watched Paul leave business colleagues lost for words by articulating in five words an idea that was better than any expressed in a thousand.

‘I’ve watched him get the best from a colleague, simply by showing the way in two or three words that made all of the difference. And the next time around, their work is better, and they feel prouder of what they’ve done.’

‘And I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with someone who understood what excellent communication is about – yes, in design, but also in words, pictures and the raw business of how to make it click.’