Paul Brown: Lifetime Achievement Award

19 Jul 2019

Bristol Post - Bristol Live Business Awards 2019 at Ashton Gate, Wednesday 27 June 2019.      All winners on stage at the end of the ceremony for a group picture.   PHOTO:PAUL GILLIS /

In a packed-out Ashton Gate Lansdown Suite, at the Bristol Post Business Awards, a rather humbled Paul Brown was handed the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sat amongst 360 of Bristol & the South-West’s leading businesspeople, Paul & the MHI team watched as each worthy winner received their hard-fought awards – and then it was his turn.

“Growing up in Bath, briefly departed the South-West for Sheffield Hallam…”

The CV that rang out across the tables was a familiar one; one that, much to his surprise & embarrassment, documented the life of Paul himself.

The honour was all his.

The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes hard-work, dedication & commitment to Bristol as a whole – in business, employment & community. If anyone is a passionate advocate for the city of Bristol, then it’s Paul.

Previous winners of Bristol Live’s most prestigious award include:

  • Steve Lansdown & Peter Hargreaves: Hargreaves Lansdown
  • George Ferguson: first elected mayor of Bristol
  • Colin Skellett: CEO of Wessex Water
  • Nick Park: Aardman Animations, world-famous creator of Wallace & Gromit


Having founded a business which, from day one, has employed people from all walks of life & education, Paul has nurtured them to achieve in roles they may not have thought possible. The symbiosis between employees, MHI & client needs is all-important, and this holistic process is consistent from the operational & production teams, through to the office staff contingent.

The environmental impact of the business has evolved from Schumacher principles that lead to achieving a Triple Bottom Line – something that Paul advocates for whilst sitting on the Business Management Advisory Board at UWE. His other focus is ensuring these soon-to-be graduates are prepared for SME life when their time comes to enter the working world.

Paul also plays an active role in investing in & supporting Bristol-based start-ups, using his 26 years of experience to influence & guide them – all alongside his duties at MHI.

Humbled & honoured to be acknowledged for his services to Bristol over the last 26 years, the award is not something that Paul will take lightly – for he is an individual who truly cares, not only about Bristol and the South-West, but beyond too.

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