Serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Paul Atkinson has joined WeDO Scotland as Chairman.
Atkinson is one of the founding partners at venture capital firm Par Equity as well as Chairman of fast the fast expanding Taranata Group, which incorporates Head Resourcing, Head Medical, and Change Recruitment Group.
Belinda Roberts MBE, founder of WeDO, commenting on Atkinson’s appointment said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Paul on board as Chairman. His proven track record in entrepreneurship is outstanding and he was the very worthy winner of our inaugural Inspiring Leader Award in 2017. Leading our Executive Teams, Paul will play an integral role in our growth plans for 2019 and beyond as we expand our networks and partnerships throughout the UK & globally.”
Paul Atkinson added:
“It’s great to be offered the opportunity to work with Belinda and the WeDO team having followed the business for many years. I am delighted to support the development and growth of one of Scotland’s most important and influential entrepreneurial networks.”
Adding another accolade to his plethora of achievements, Atkinson was recently appointed a Visiting Professor of the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University. Gail Boag, Dean of the Business School commented:
“I am delighted to welcome Paul to the team as a Visiting Professor. He brings a wealth of experience in business growth and value creation which enriches and extends our curriculum. His contribution brings insight and enhances the student experience as we strive to deliver our vision – to be the Business School for empowerment, enterprise and employability for all.”