Interview with Paul Barry-Walsh

After leaving IBM in 1986 Paul founded Safetynet; then in 1996 Netstore; and in 2001 he founded the Fredericks Foundation, which has become one of the UK’s leading micro finance organisations.  In 2005, alongside Paul and Peter Sedgwick, he founded Frank Investments.  This business was established to provide long-term investment management services to a partnership of investors.  In 2008 Paul was granted the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.  He is a past recipient of the Beacon Award for Creative Giving, and in 2009 received the CNBC/FT European Philanthropist of the Year Award.  In 2016 Paul won the UCL Entrepreneurial Inaugural Award.