Event Founder

Paul Collins Founder and CEO

Paul Collins is a proven successful business leader, entrepreneur and respected consultant in business development

From a state school background in Yorkshire, England, he went on to study economics and corporate law, which for 38 years helped him build his Leeds based company, Beaver International. The company manufactured and supplied corporate uniforms and sportswear to many blue chip companies before being acquired by the Zell-Em Group in 2008.

Major achievements include working with the R&A and IMG to establish The Open merchandise brand in golf and holding the official license from its introduction in the early eighties. Beaver International established itself as the leading supplier of own branded merchandise to many of the top soccer clubs in the UK and other sports brands as well as establishing ranges for Wembley Stadium and Lords, the Home of Cricket.

For over 23 years Paul and his wife Gail have made Florida their second home for six months of the year, now with his youngest son and family based in LA he will split his time between both beautiful places. Paul has been developing his other ventures in the US and is the President of HCD Language Services, a business that provides translation and interpretation services.

In 2016 Paul embarked on his Eco Trail Trekker Global USA journey. The idea was created with his background of building leadership and team building skills within his own business, tools which not only apply to the workplace but also in family life. This combined with his desire to help charities and good causes in the local and wider communities made for a perfect pairing.

Previously a keen soccer and cricket player, Paul is a keen golfer, enjoys walking, working out and eating healthily.

Paul was delighted that ETT managed to stage a small outside event in January of 2021 despite the Covid situation.

In typical bouncebackable fashion the 3rd Annual Boca Raton ETT event will take place on January 23rd 2022 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Boca.

Paul is proud to present Eco Trail Trekker as the premier event of its type to connect and give back to the community and looks forward to this event growing exponentially in the years to come with the help of the ETT Community Leaders.

Hope to meet you at one of our events.