To provide the perfect event and hospitality solution for you and your business, from incentive travel, full event management, celebrity speakers and corporate hospitality, both at home and abroad.
Who Are We?
For the last 17 years the Paragon team has been providing our clients with our own unique brand of guidance, expertise and connections, delivering large scale and bespoke events across 5 continents and 23 countries around the globe.
Today, we have built an unrivalled portfolio, working with some of the biggest names in sport and broadcasting, and creating the best hospitality packages on the market. For those companies and individuals who require something more unique, our in-house events team run bespoke events throughout the calendar year.
Paragon: Your One Live Partner.
Paragon started life in 2001, as the brainchild of cricketing legend Phil Tufnell, renowned sports agent Mike Martin and award-winning businessman Greg Tufnell.
Our three founders quickly realised they had hit upon a unique combination, as Paragon started managing some of the biggest names in UK Cricket and Broadcasting. Seventeen years later, Paragon’s little black book includes household names such as Alastair Cook, Andrew Strauss, Simon Lazenby, Matt Dawson and Rachel Wyse (amongst many others!).
And, as our success grew, so too did our services…
In 2005, Paragon officially launched our sporting and corporate hospitality arm, using our sporting knowledge and talent connections to deliver hard to-get seats and hospitality packages for our favourite clients.
Today, our hospitality and events team work hand-in-hand and are all specialists in their own fields. Our connections and experience means we can support you on a huge range of hospitality requirements both home and abroad, whether you’re looking to plan a twelve month calendar of hospitality, a single VIP experience, an incentive travel trip or something more bespoke.
Mike oversees the company, with over 15 years’ experience managing some of the world’s best sporting stars and being part of benefit years, sponsorship activation, and corporate hospitality. Mike is well placed to offer advice, direction and enhancements to a plethora of events. Away from Paragon he enjoys time with his young family and nurturing his kids to become the next sporting stars.
Richard has been with Paragon for over a decade and day to day he is an integral part of the hospitality & events sales, marketing & operations, as well as being a valuable member of Paragon’s overall senior management teams. Based in Liverpool, Richard is still trying to perfect his Scouse accent! When away from his young family he spends his time completing the insanity workout plan.
Owen is the Director of Sales at Paragon, with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Since leaving University in Bristol with a degree in business, Owen has worked with some of the biggest brands in Sport, working mainly within corporate events. He has consistently generated significant growth at the 4 posts he’s held before Paragon, most recently at Harlequins, where he was the Commercial Manager. Prior to that Owen held positions at Ascot Racecourse and Museum of London. Outside of the office Owen is a keen Rugby fan and has a young daughter.
Lech heads up the hospitality & events sales team at Paragon. His unique sales techniques capture potential clients attention which he attributes to his success. Outside of work Lech indulges in the London arts and culture scene, attending plays and pop up exhibitions. The life and soul of the party Lech, originally from Poland (although you wouldn’t know it with his British accent!) always has an interesting topic of conversation.
Aurette, day-to-day balances the books of the business and is on top of all payments in and out of Paragon. Not your typical accountant Aurette enjoys a night on the town, is always up for a laugh and enjoys challenging herself at the gym.
Pamela joined Paragon as Senior Events Manager and previously worked at the THG Group. With over 6 years’ experience she has held positions in South Africa, Portugal and Spain, prior to London, running events in over 12 countries including Mexico, Italy, Brazil and Poland. She has worked with brands including as De’Longhi, Ferrero Rocher, JTI, Samsung, ICTSI, Kimberly & Clark, Atkins and Siemens. She has also worked with a plethora of sport celebrities including Barrichello (former Ferrari F1 driver), Carlos Alberto Torres (captain of Brazilian football team in 1970 and World Champion), Jacques Villeneuve (former F1 driver) and Bruno Senna (Formula E driver). Her role at Paragon will include not only running the events for clients but also our own events including the Monaco GP day trip and renowned ‘An Evening with the Stars’ event in November.
Fresh out of education, Tom comes to Paragon having served a number of work placements, most notably at Base Soccer Agency and Hibernian. Tom is an avid fan of Southampton FC, which led to him starting his own blog in 2013, followed by his magazine in 2015. For this Tom was awarded the Richard Branson Prize of 2017, for entrepreneurship. In turn, Tom served an internship at Virgin working for a number of different arms of the Virgin business. In addition, Tom is a keen fan of horse racing and can regularly be found on the courses of Europe when he isn’t busy working hard.
Vinny works within the sales team bringing in new business and building relationships with various existing clients. When not at work Vinny is a keen footballer and supports Tottenham Hotspur, often going to matches home and away to cheer his team on. Having two sons Vinny spends a lot of his free time making shadow puppets and playing hide and seek.
Keen to make her mark on Paragon’s sports hospitality and key annual events, Sharan brings over 5 years of experience working in events at agency, corporate and venue. Sharan enjoys learning how to cook new foods, a cheeky G&T and collecting fridge magnets from her adventures!
Amanda previously worked in the events industry for over 10 years organising a wide range of events, congresses, exhibitions and conferences. Amanda has previously held positions in Belgium, organising events around the world. Amanda speaks French fluently. Her role at Paragon includes running the bespoke events for clients as well as working on our own sports hospitality and key annual events, including the Monaco Grand Prix. Amanda loves travelling and discovering new places. Always up for a laugh, in her spare time she enjoys discovering London and having a good night out.
James works in the finance team, aiding Aurette with payments in and out of Paragon. Having been a loose head prop for a number of years, James is a keen rugby fan and supports Northampton Saints. Outside of work you will find James in the kitchen, creating recipes or socialising at the pub.
Becca has been bought on-board for a completely new position aiming to ease the admin in the sales department and build strong relationships with our suppliers. Taking on new challenges is a hobby of hers and she can often be found putting her hand up to exciting/stupid opportunities such as sky diving and the three peak challenge – completed it mate.
A keen Wycombe Wanderers supporter, Joe is part of our events team, building proposals for prospective clients and assisting the team with the extensive planning and organisation that goes into every Paragon-led event. Adding an extra dimension to an already lively office, Joe is currently studying for a Sports Management degree at Bournemouth University, from whom Paragon signed him on a season-long loan for his placement year. At weekends, Joe can be found in either the Chipperfield Corinthians FC midfield, the terrace at Adams Park or in one of Bournemouth’s nightclubs.