Paul Stonebanks

One of the UK’s foremost entrepreneurs, Paul’s achievements include North East Entrepreneur of the Year and an OBE, which he was awarded in 2016 for contributions to the energy sector.

With 11 years’ CEO experience, Paul has grown his company AIS from scratch to become a global leader in industrial training, transforming the training industry with technological solutions and manufacturing world-class technical insulation products for the global oil & gas industry.

Paul’s pioneering approach has put AIS at the forefront of ground-breaking innovations such as virtual reality and digital solutions which are revolutionising the management of training.

As a result, AIS has won a string of prestigious awards including the business world’s highest honour – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Paul is now President of 3T Energy Group helping set the vision, tempo and strategic direction of the business.