As one of the first companies in the UK to launch cloud backup services, Redstor’s innate innovation has granted it a meteoric rise.
Since co-founding Redstor in 1998 with his long-term school friend, Tony Ruane, Paul Evans has been a driving force behind the development of the company’s provision of disaster recovery software and services.
Paul cites the company’s culture as one of the main factors behind their rapid success. “We attract and retain talent for the benefit of our customers and we fulfil our FLIP mantra of Fun, Learning, Integrity and Profit.” Thanks to a commitment to this culture, Redstor has been named in the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2016. This annual report identifies the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK.
Away from Redstor, Paul is a non-executive director of Mwezi, a social impact business that provides products to improve the health, wealth, education and environmental impact of the poorest people in the world. Focused in Kenya, Mwezi supplies solar lighting to rural communities through its established network of community-based workshops.
For Paul, a vibrant economy places business at the heart of societal change. “Business is there to solve the challenges of the world through identifying and solving problems and challenges; to make customers’ experience more pleasurable by making their lives simpler and easier, and removing their hassles.”