Paul Coia TV & Radio presenter & event host.
Paul’s suit and tie have been hosting conferences for fifteen years since, as a member of BBC’s Holiday ’87 team, he was invited to facilitate in Athens at the Thomas Cook world sales conference.
Paul has been travelling Europe hosting conferences for many companies in the medical, financial and IT sectors.
The Scot runs his own communication and training company, Pow’r Communication, which teaches business leaders the art of Presentation and Media Handling.
Paul Coia’s broadcasting career kicked off in 1981, with his own local radio show followed by a chat series for Scottish Television. This was followed by work for both BBC1 and BBC2 on a variety of programmes including The Holiday Programme, Pebble Mill At One, Garden Party and Tricks Of The Trade./p>
He fronted the Scottish end of five successive Children In Need marathons, plus the two live ITV Telethons and the Sky TV Telethon. This started the Glaswegian’s trend of working for nothing.
Paul’s television achievements include opening Channel Four as the first voice on air and winning awards for interviewing on Pebble Mill At One and for BBC2’s long running Catchword quiz show.
He became Scottish Radio Personality Of The Year while with Glasgow’s Radio Clyde. Giant posters of the trophy adorn the walls of his house in case anyone misses the statue unobtrusively displayed on a rising stage, under flashing spotlights, in the middle of his hallway.
Currently Paul is working on formats for new programmes following the success of the quiz show The Enemy Within which he devised for BBC 1. Discussions are continuing on two new quizzes Indebted and Second Guess.
Paul is a presenter each week on London’s Radio Jackie (107.8 FM).