My name is Paul Malone (AKA "Tall Paul") due to the fact that I am 6 foot 6 inches tall!
I founded Newry Times Newspaper in 2011 with just £20 and since then the Newry Times website has 14,000+ readers each week and 20,000+ social media followers.
I help small and medium NI Businesses engage with current customers and attract new ones.
I have over 8 years' experience in writing engaging, creative digital content.
With over 10,000 online published news articles, I have written for The Guardian Newspaper and my work has been featured in a BBC NI Spotlight Documentary, CNBC, The Sunday Business Post, The Press Gazette and many more popular news outlets throughout the world.
SEED Regional ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2012 Award.
I won this award for my work in transforming how information and content was delivered to local people in Newry and Mourne. Newry's favourite newspaper Newry Times is now read by 14,000 people each week. That's half the population of Newry!
The business also has a huge Social Media following (20,000+ followers and counting!), an extensive list of repeat advertising customers and is the city's number one news source.
Paul and the team at NewryTimes.com are leaders in the innovation of digital media. Their first online newspaper is a roaring success both as a portal for reading quality content, but also as a highly performing channel for businesses looking to generate online traffic through affiliations and advertising schemes.
Paul is a highly creative entrepreneur who combines strong business ethics with an exceptional work ethic. His obvious integrity makes him a good professional to work with and his humour and resilience makes him an inspiration to many young people. I have been immensely impressed by his tenacity and competency in building his business from scratch in very challenging times.
I have worked with Paul from a public relations perspective a number of times now and I have witnessed first hand his creativity, integrity and helpfulness in what is a fast paced and results driven environment. Furthermore, Paul's entrepreneurial characteristics are something to admire in that of the goals he has already achieved with the Newry Times.