Paul Griffin S3: Episode 2

Episode 17

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Checking in from his office on-site at a live event, Jack and Ellan are joined this week by Paul Griffin, Commercial and Business Development Director and co-founder of Actavo Events, an events infrastructure provider. With 34 years experience in the events industry, Paul transforms his client’s blue sky requirements in to real world deliverables in Ireland, across the UK and globally.

Paul takes us on his journey, explaining why luck pays such a big part, why sabbaticals are so important,  and why you are nothing without a good team around you. He also claims (rightly so, we believe) that whilst perfection doesn’t exist, excellence does – and you will never get better job satisfaction from any other industry.

Telling us about the origins of this industry, he reveals that our optimism and ability to pull rabbits our of hats, whilst also selling tickets and sweeping up, is because it all started in the circus – we’re sure Rupert Bassadone, who chatted with us in Season One, would agree!

Paul finds it impossible to name a favourite event – he has, after all, been involved in such a variety, including a Papal visit, Glastonbury Festival, the 2012 Olympics and much, much more. Hear him explain how he and his team have survived Covid and why they are blessed with a strong pipeline for the future.

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