Extremely sad news. Paul Griffiths, Dialogue Managing Director, died on Sunday. (Dialogue are a tier-1 UK and Australian based mobile aggregator.)
I’ve never actually connected with Paul, although I have done work with Dialogue in the past. Thanks to Chris Hunter of mytxt who emailed me the news. I phoned Dialogue and spoke to Gemma who confirmed the news.
I’m sure many of those reading, especially from within the UK, knew Paul well. If you did and you feel minded, perhaps you could post a quick memory of your interactions with him on the comments below.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Paul’s family and everyone at Dialogue.
Update: The Dialogue Statement:
It is with the deepest regret that Dialogue Communications informs you of the sudden death of Paul Griffiths, on Sunday 8th July 2007.
Paul was a wonderful, family man, who was a role model in the mobile industry and a respected company leader.
Our immediate thoughts are with Paul’s family, at this sad and difficult time.
Dialogue Communications will continue to develop and expand the business Paul and his business partner Hugh Spear started back in 1994.
For those who knew Paul, and would like to pay their respects, a funeral service will be held in Sheffield at 12 noon on Tuesday 17th July 2007, at the Mother of God RC Church S7 1DX, on the corner of St Ronan’s Road and Abbeydale Road. This will be followed by an interment at Abbey Lane Cemetery, S8 0BQ, and a funeral reception at Sheffield Park Hotel, Chesterfield Road South, S8 8BW.
The family would like to request that no flowers are sent and instead donations made to local Sheffield charity, ‘PACTÃ¢â‚¬Â. This charity – Parents Association for Children with Tumours and Leukaemia – assists children with cancer and their families and can be contacted at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TH.
Cards can be sent to Louise Griffiths, and her children Rachel, Michael and Isobel at c/o Dialogue Communications, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08700 790 100 ext 501 if you would like to attend the funeral.