Madelaine Hanson published her story of an abusive boss on Medium. They forced her to remove any identifying details. That boss was Paul Blanchard.
Paul Blanchard is the owner of PR company Right Angles, which Madelaine Hanson worked for between September 2018 and November 2019. Given that PR is about, well, reputation, this story should be of serious concern to those who employ him to manage his reputation.
The screenshots below illustrate the story, outlined on Madelaine’s Medium page, of how he withheld from her £29,000 of wages.
Since publishing, further documents have been made available to us.
We reached out to the World Economic Forum for comment and this was their reply:
We don’t have a relationship with him and Forum membership and partnership is the responsibility of the Forum and no one else.
Amanda Russo, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum
What a complete and utter douchebag! I hope Hanson and her coworkers take this human garbage to court, and that media picks up this story and runs with it. This sociopathic fecal matter needs to be destroyed.
lol ive seen an email where he calls the ‘120k client’ “naïve”…fail.
Apparently he tried to defraud the client and freaked when madelaine was a witness.
Also he told her that the client had fired him at the start of the email thread. How could she ‘steal’ him if he’d been fired by the client. Guy is a pathological liar.
Two thoughts – M should have checked her bank account regularly – But – when it came to light, P has shown what unpleasant scummy individual he really is. His blog states that he tells clients “the first rule of crisis communication is that prevention is better than cure”. He certainly didn’t follow his own advice – entered into an abusive email exchange with M rather than just paying what she was owed and moving on. What a clown! Hopefully any international player worth anything will see this fraudster for what he is. PR guru my arse!