Paul McVeigh

About Paul

What can the business world learn from a ‘Stupid Footballer’? The answer is a hell of a lot! Paul McVeigh, football’s No. 1 keynote speaker, takes the many lessons he learnt from his 16 years at the top of his game as a Premier League footballer for Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City and translates these into strategies for success for organisations from all different walks of business life.

How do you reach the pinnacle of one of the most ruthless industries in the world? Having faced some of the world’s best footballers from the last decade, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, Paul is now passing on his knowledge and passion to help individuals, and companies as a whole, become the best in their field too... Read More



Keynote & After Dinner Speaking

Paul has rapidly established himself as one of the best keynote speakers around and he also delivers after dinner speeches for companies and organisations of all shapes and sizes.


  • Life Begins Right Now (Part 2)

Last time out I wrote about how, upon reaching my 40th Birthday, I was reflecting on how my life has changed over the last few years. I’m no longer Paul McVeigh the professional footballer. I’m Paul McVeigh the businessman. Moving on. With no regrets and no New Year’s Resolutions either because I believe we should be […]

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  • Life Begins Right Now (Part 1)

So, I’ve just turned 40. The time in your life that, according to popular legend, “life begins at”. What nonsense. I mean that. Come on, think about it. If we really believed that, upon reaching our 40th birthdays that our lives could now truly begin, just what have we been doing up until then? Not […]

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  • Why weren’t they world beaters?

I recently posted a photo of the England team that went to the 2004 European Championships in Portugal alongside a question: how did this team never win anything? Consider their starting line up in their 4-2 win over Croatia: James, G Neville, Terry, Campbell, Cole, Gerrard, Beckham, Scholes, Rooney, Owen, Lampard. How many of those […]

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Doing his bit for charity

Please click here to support Paul in his quest to get his wee legs around London marathon in under 4 hours!!
All monies donated will be given towards raising funds and awareness for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Today 889 people will be hit with the news that they have cancer, then it will hit everyone who loves them. But up to a quarter of people face cancer without support from family or friends. No one should face cancer alone. And with your support no one will.

Why weren’t they world beaters?