Paul Bagnall

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
2 Skills
Tyalgum, NSW 2484


Self-motivated business manager, with a background in UK property and construction, currently engaged in the management and administration of a small community with its own production company in north-east New South Wales.

Experienced in a wide spectrum of activities connected with property and business administration.

Financial and management skills developed through the management of a building company with a turnover of £2.5m pa.


May 2008 to Present
The Fellowship of the Esoteric School of Higher Learning

A community of some 60 people located in Tyalgum, NSW. I assist in the business management of diverse community businesses, involved in the production of feng shui objects of beauty, jewellery and meditation aids; body creams and beauty treatments, bottled water; organic clothing and alternative treatments. In total, a turnover of approximately $1m a year.

January 2002 to April 2008
Stonedale Property Management Limited

Stonedale is a property management company specialising in the management of residential blocks of flats in the London area. As Property Director, I had the specific role of managing and increasing the business. At my appointment in the beginning of 2002, the number of flats under management was approximately 500. At October 2006 the company had instructions in respect of over 2,200 units, with an annual fee income of £500,000.

My responsibilities included direct property management as well as the executive directorship of the company.

In October 2006, the company was sold to County Estate Management, a London-based company that wanted to add a flagship name to their management portfolio. I led and facilitated the move of the Stonedale business and staff to the CEM offices in London W1. I continued to lead and build the Stonedale team within the CEM portfolio and the number of units under Stonedale’s management increased to approximately 3,250, representing an annual turnover of approximately £800,000 This expansion was accompanied by an increase in establishment to 14 members of staff.

1985-1996 and February 1999 -December 2001
Morayford Limited

Morayford Limited is the holding company for a property development and investment group with holdings (as at 2001) valued at approximately £8 million.

I was involved at every level of the management and administration of the company’s affairs, answering directly to the chairman. My achievements include the following:-
Property Development
Feasibility studies; planning; acquisition negotiations; marketing and sales; preparing specifications of works; supervising building works.

Property Management
Controlling the management of the group’s residential portfolio, which included the management of the group’s 200 long lease flats (strata title).
Office Management

? Staff hiring and firing
? Organisational improvements, particularly integrating operations and accounts
? IT manager for the group (Windows –based, including networks),

July 1996-February 1999
Director, Mastforce Limited Building Division

Taking control of the building division of the Morayford group (see below) in 1996, my task was to bring under control the management of a building company turning over approximately £2.5m p.a.

Pre - 1985

A sound knowledge of property management, based on experience with employers including The Freshwater Group and Keith Cardale Groves (as it was then) culminating in setting up my own management department, on a partnership basis, within an existing agency in Chelsea.

Name Paul Gordon Bagnall
D o B 30th January 1953
Status Divorced, two children
Skills (2) Rating