About Hill Capital Partners

Paul Campbell is the founder of Hill Capital Partners LLP, the vehicle through which he carries out private investment and advisory roles across the leisure and hospitality sectors.

Having formerly created, grown and successfully sold several businesses of his own Paul today works with ambitious entrepreneurs, Boards and fellow investors who are looking to significantly expand their businesses. He invests directly and will also co-invest with other funds and institutions.

Current investments & roles

Paul is currently an investor in and sits on the Boards as Chairman/NED of a number of respected and rapidly growing businesses. 

These include Hawksmoor, Gymbox, Halcyon Hotels, Vinoteca, Hickory’s, Blacklock, TortillaThe Alchemist, Gusto and Yard Sale Pizza.

Paul gets involved with businesses like these in a variety of ways – sometimes as founder, other times as an early stage investor and also as a co-investor alongside PE funds. 

Paul is an Advisor to Only A Pavement Away, a charity creating a conduit between employers in the hospitality industry and organisations supporting the homeless, ex-offenders and ex-service personnel.

Former investments & roles

Paul has been responsible for the creation, development and sale of a number of the UK's most highly regarded leisure businesses.

In the hospitality sector these include Gourmet Burger Kitchen, New World Trading Company and PizzaExpress.

Before this, in the 1990’s he founded, led and successfully sold one of the UK's leading groups of health and fitness clubs.

Paul's experience within these businesses includes brand development and roll out, international expansion, corporate and financial strategy and leading exit negotiations.

At the start of his career Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse.

Events, press and media

Paul is often invited to speak and publish articles about the leisure and hospitality industries and has presented at a number of national and international events. 

He speaks passionately about these industries and also on a wide range of business matters.

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To make contact with Paul or to discuss how Hill Capital may assist with the development of your business, please send a message. Please note that we receive many emails and business plans - and we will certainly reply if your plan is of interest. If your plan is not right for us, we wish you every success with your venture. 

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