Paul Venners OBE

Paul Venners OBE

Owner / Managing Director & Consultant, LEEC
London

www.leec.co.uk

Notable Achievements

  • An adviser to the NHS - Hospital Building Note 20.
  • Author and Consultant to the Home Office - Forensic Mortuary Facilities for England and Wales.
  • The Queens Awards for Enterprise: International Trade - 2016
  • The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 - 2017
  • London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to inspire Britain - 2018
  • Lloyds/Telegraph : The Top 50 Ones to watch - 2019
  • Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - New Years Honours List 2021

Latest Podcast

In Conversation: Paul Venners

Paul Venners is a Forensic Services/Mortuary Design and Facilities Management Consultant, who in addition, is the Managing Director and owner of LEEC Limited. Established in 1953. LEEC specialises in both facility design and, the design, manufacture, installation and preventative maintenance of bespoke equipment for Laboratory, Pathology, Forensic, Anatomy and Research Fields. Paul is also a 25 year member of The Institute of Directors.

Paul Venners is a Forensic Services/Mortuary Design and Facilities Management Consultant, who in addition, is the Managing Director and owner of LEEC Limited. Established in 1953. LEEC specialises in both facility design and, the design, manufacture, installation and preventative maintenance of bespoke equipment for Laboratory, Pathology, Forensic, Anatomy and Research Fields. Paul is also a 25 year member of The Institute of Directors.

Career Overview

As a qualified Building Surveyor and a former Director of Estates and Corporate Planning within two NHS Trusts, Paul joined the industry leading manufacturer in 1988 as Director of Contracts & Development.

He was trustee appointed Managing Director of LEEC in 2007, at the time of the previous owners passing, going onto purchase the company via a £4.4 MBO in 2010 with the assistance of Octopus Ventures and Lloyds TSB. Paul exited the investors in 2014, thereby becoming the sole owner of the company.  

Influences

What influences Paul’s drive, is his commitment to try and improve the dignity and care of the deceased, improve the experience for family members and, substantially change the working environment for the Pathologist and Mortuary Staff, this being a major challenge in many parts of the world.

Challenges

There have been many over the years, notable with 2007-2014 being up there in terms of the biggest challenge, only matched by the pace which the company and its staff had to adapt and grow to survive. 

While challenges came and went, the latest, being one we have all had to face, COVID-19.

From a commercial point of view, Paul has had the same issues as many other business owners, trying to manage the day to day operations while aiding the UK’s response effort to the pandemic.  Operations had to significantly increase during lockdown, working to unprecedented levels, while trying to socially distance and protect LEEC staff, facilitating temporary pathology facilities for the UK during the crisis.  

Following his appointment as Managing Director in 2007, Paul undertook a major restructuring of both the staff and offices/factory, while at the same time, commencing the exercise of appointing Distributors/Partners on a Worldwide basis. 

Leec is now recognised as the world leading designers, manufacturers and installers within its specialist fields, while Paul lectures throughout the world on Mortuary Design, Forensic Mortuaries and Disaster Facilities.

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