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Paul Buckley

Interior Design And Manufacturing
Johannesburg

Summary

Natural team-builder and leader with proven abilities across all levels of organizational management. Talented in developing partnerships, overseeing personnel and developing tactical plans to meet strategic goals.

Effectively managed all facets of specialized joinery productions with strong project management and decision-making skills.

Skilled at coordinating documentation, production plans and personnel resources to complete work under tight schedules.

Business-driven individual with more than 25 years working as Director in the Interior Design and Manufacturing fields.

Determined and experienced in client rapport, budget control and employee mentoring and coaching.

Overview

28
28
years of professional experience

Managing Director

Asha Joinery and Shopfitting
2019-01 - Current

At the beginning of 2019 with the downturn in the economy we decided to close down African Olive Trading and start up a new manufacturing company; Asha Joinery and Shopfitting.

Asha was structured to be more suitable to the prevailing economic conditions with a smaller dynamic team focused on a personalized approach to our relationships with our Clients, this has led Asha to be relatively successful in a short amount of time since our inception.

Managing Director

African Olive Trading
2004-03 - 2018-12

After 10 years at Wilson & Associates, in 2004 I decided to start my own specialist joinery and shopfitting business; African Olive Trading.

African Olive was started on a shoestring budget and a very small team of around 6 artisans and over a few years grew to be an extremely successful business with a staff compliment of around 80 people.

Our Client base included high-end residential and corporate, hospitality and retails Clients, we were preferred suppliers for significant brands such as Mercedes-Benz, RMB Private Bank and TAG Heuer.

Operations Director

Wilson & Associates
1993-02 - 2004-11

I was employed by Wilson & Associates as a junior draughtsman, over the course of a few years I worked my way up through the company taking on more responsibility and becoming an integral member of the firm, I was promoted to a Project Manager and ultimately became Operations Director.

I was fortunate to work on many prestigious projects around the world for Wilson & Associates from the Palace at the Lost City to private Palaces in the UAE for the Royal Family. It was here where I received a personal commendation from the Crown Prince for my exceptional service contributing in the successful completion of his personal Palace in Abu Dhabi.

During my time at Wilson & Associates I traveled the world and gained valuable experience working in many countries from the United States to Singapore to the Europe and back home in South Africa.

Work History

Northwood Boys High
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After completing school at Northwood Boys High with a Matric Exemption in 1990, I studied Architecture at Natal Technicon. After 2 years of studying Architecture I was offered an opportunity to join an international design firm who were opening an office in Johannesburg, in 1993 I relocated from Durban to Johannesburg and started my working career at Wilson & Associates Interior Architects who were at the time ranked the top design firm in the world.

Education

Skills

    Strategic Planning

Business Development

Deliverables oversight

Problem solving skills

Operations management

Project Management

Interior Design and Development

Managing Director - Asha Joinery and Shopfitting
2019-01 - Current
Managing Director - African Olive Trading
2004-03 - 2018-12
Operations Director - Wilson & Associates
1993-02 - 2004-11
Northwood Boys High - ,
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