Team

THE PROJECT#808 TEAM

COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION LED BY YOUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

We’re a team of problem-solving innovation experts, investors and entrepreneurs. All our Innovation Labs are joint ventures within an Industry. Project#808 is a unique innovation process transforming industries, empowering companies and delivering high-return investment opportunities.

Paul Billington
Founder and CEO

Paul has over 25 years experience in digital transformation and rapid tech startups. He’s a successful entrepreneur and after selling his first business in 2005 he has worked with over 100 companies from hospitality to IT to software development.

As a leading expert in digital transformation and technology his expertise is often sought and has been a driving force behind a national insurance company, multinational software company, a leading UK Media group controlled by an American media company, a top-3 European Laboratory Supplies company, a UK hotel chain, South African based multinational systems integrator and two of the UK’s largest retail franchises.

Most recently Paul developed and executed the creation of a global tech hub at MediaCityUK, attracting early-stage tech startups from across the world whilst supporting their rapid growth in the UK.

Paul is an experienced board director, having sat on the board of 4 digital agencies, 2 nationwide, as well as the UK board of Challenger Technology Group. Paul has also sat on many public and charity boards, that currently include Creative Lancashire and University of Salford Business School, where he is an Honorary Fellow.

Ian Balderson
Head of Sectors

Ian worked in the retail banking sector for almost 30 years with Barclays, overseeing digital transformation as their UK Strategic Transformation Manager.  He also sat on the CityCo finance board, and was a member of the Digital Council representing Barclays and acting as a strategic transformation advisor.  

Experienced in working with larger corporate companies, Ian developed a niche skill via Barclays Eagle Labs for linking smaller companies together to work collaboratively.  Ian transferred these same skills to Project#808.  

Responsible for overseeing the development of our technology innovations, Ian brings together members from all over the sector to pool their knowledge, strengths and resources into working collaboratively to solve shared problems.  Through his knowledge and experience of digital transformation and technological innovation he is able to work closely alongside our developers to produce solutions that will disrupt the marketplace, resolving targeted problems and adding value to the sector. 

CONTACT US

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Office

Room 303 Maxwell Building 43 Crescent Salford M5 4WT

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Phone

0333 050 3801

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Email

info@project808.co.uk