Paul Charity started his career in the sector by co-founding the Bulldog Hotel Group (now the Coaching Inn Group) but his love and passion for journalism led him to return and eventually take on the role of Group Editor of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser and M&C Report, where he built them into market leaders. Paul is the co-founder and managing director of Propel Hospitality, publishing the industry’s leading daily news wire – Propel Morning Briefing – and Propel Quarterly, an editorially led business magazine for senior executives within the pub, bar, late night, restaurant and foodservice sector and a portfolio of events.
Jo Charity has a wealth of experience in sales and events, having worked on the Publican’s Morning Advertiser and Big Hospitality where she held the role of key accounts manager giving her experience in recruitment advertising and sponsorship sales. Co-founding Propel, Jo launched the Propel Quarterly publication along with the best attended conference series for multiple operators – Multi Club.
My full-time working career started in the housing sector. I’ve had many years working with different databases and systems enabling me to get to where I am today. I have worked in a lot of customer facing roles, which is something I really enjoy. I was then a service co-ordinator for Age UK where I was managing a team of 30+ people and the day to day running of the Technical service, which was quite a step for me, being only 22! This brings me to Propel, my greatest opportunity to date. My time at Propel mainly consists of managing and updating the Multi-Site Database and the New Openings Database. I thoroughly enjoy seeing new companies come to life and the vast new openings, some of which I plan to visit myself! In my own time, I like to eat out with my partner, Victor, travel, spend time with family and look after our cat, Binx.
Paul Bishop worked for Trinity Mirror, the largest publisher in the UK, before joining Propel. He is in day-to-day control of editorial content and output at Propel, overseeing a daily newsletter, breaking stories and Propel’s high quality quarterly magazine.
Tim Street joined Propel as chief sub and deputy editor in September 2021 following two decades working in the regional media for Trinity Mirror and its successor, Reach Plc. His roles there included reporter, deputy editor, sub editor, sports editor, regional head of sport and digital sport writer for newspaper titles and websites in various regions around the M25 and across the south east. Tim is also responsible for collating, writing and editing the Propel UK Food & Beverage Franchisor Database, the fourth database in Propel’s portfolio.
Jonathan Taylor is a specialist in design, publishing and web development. He has created and maintains everything digital for Propel and designs our quarterly publication. His CV includes spells working for Johnson Press and William Reed Business Media in senior roles.