NLP partner Paul Taiano has been featured in the accountancy trade publication economia. The wide-ranging interview covers his career, his love of horses, and the impact of the 2005 racing accident that broke his neck.
Taiano talks about working from a hospital room while in recovery, how his disability has changed his life – from ending his amateur jockey career to the mental strain of losing independence – and where improvements can be made in getting more disabled people into work.
He is passionate when discussing his time as Chairman of Huntingdon Racecourse and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, roles that led him to be awarded an OBE.
He also reflects on his 40 years at Nyman Libson Paul. Having started at NLP as a fallback in case jockeying didn’t work out – thanks to a little help from his uncle – he rapidly rose through the ranks, making partner before his 30th birthday. And he’s been here ever since.
The interview is a fascinating insight into the life of one of our most impressive partners, as well as the particular joys and challenges of specialising in the entertainment sector.
Economia is the member publication of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), home to 147,000 members.
Read the interview, Against the Odds, here.