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07-01-2018 - - 0 comments
Hero of the Month - Paul Barry Walsh, Fredericks Foundation

Paul is currently Chairman of Fredericks Foundation a charity he founded in 2001 and is currently a lender of last resort for people needing microfinance to establish their business.    Fredericks helps disadvantaged individuals enter into self-employment as a means to achieve financial independence and renewed confidence and self-esteem. It has funded over 600 businesses and is acknowledged as having one of the lowest cost bases for its output. Fredericks is now planning a number of hubs throughout the UK.

Paul is also a well-known angel investor in companies such as Bluesource, Frank Investments, Purpose Software and Farm Power.

Why is he our hero of the month?  Apart from being a generous spirited individual - he gives 1% of his profits from his investments to the Fredericks Foundation but he is also generous with his time and wisdom and is always willing to help the progression of entrepreneurship generally.  He has deservedly won many awards for his work in the UK including the Queens Award for Enterprise Promotion and the Entrepreneur's Entrepreneur Award.

More and more angels are realising the value of Paul's work at the Fredericks Foundation and joining him in helping it to succeed by acting as mentors to the people who raise money from the Foundation.  We look forward to many more joining him in his endeavours in 2018. 

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