QHC was founded by Paul Quinn in 2008.
He has been advising businesses on improvements that can be made and on implementing these improvements. He has also advised a number of financial institutions, including NAMA, on the operations of their clients, through Independent Business Reviews. He is thus able to view the business from both the perspective of the operator and of the lender, enabling him to find solutions that will ultimately benefit the business.
He has also been involved in a number of debt restructuring negotiations with private clients and with kavanaghfennel Advisory, most of which have been successful from both the client and the financial institutions viewpoint.
As a third generation hotelier, his hotel and hospitality experience has included working in the US, London and Ireland, where he spent 10 years running the family hotel in Dundalk. Paul’s role here included expanding the business, securing new and more profitable markets and improving service levels while decreasing costs and steering the company from a substantial loss back to profitability, before being sold on for a significant return on investment in 2006.
In addition to this Paul spent 2 years as the Litigation Claims Manager for Quinn direct, then the second largest insurer in the Irish market, having previously looked after all claims made against the hotel. This makes him uniquely placed to offer practical and realistic advice on litigation issues, particularly Employers and Public Liability claims.
Through QHC, Paul now wants to make his unique skills available to owners and operators in the hospitality sector.
He is currently the only operationally experienced independent hotel and hospitality consultant, who is also a chartered accountant, offering financial, operational and marketing advice. Unlike most of his competitors he combines these 3 core skillsets.
Paul is a business advisor and mentor for Failte Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland, Louth County Enterprise Board and InterTrade Ireland. He also carries out other assignments for these organisations, in addition to the Centre for Competitiveness in Belfast and a number of financial instutions in Ireland, including NAMA. As well as being a business mentor for Failte Ireland he is also a mentor on their Optimus Best Practice programme.