A high-flying North-East businessman is celebrating hitting top spot after his latest book became an instant best-seller. 

Paul Gough, with business interests across the North-East and in Florida, recently released his fifth publication: Leadership In Private Practice. 

It soon hit top spot in the Amazon book charts as it sold out the first print run.  

Mr Gough, the former Darlington Football Club lead physiotherapist, who owns the well-established Physio Rooms in Hartlepool, Darlington, Durham and Guisborough, said: “I decided to prove that I could turn lockdown and the adversity of Covid into an opportunity. 

“When lockdown happened I quickly worked out that I’d have extra time in my life that, if I used wisely, I could come out of the situation better than when I went into it…  

“It took me 6 weeks to write the first draft, dedicating just one hour each day and I’m delighted with the result.  

“The book has already had a big impact on business owners all across the world and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We have had people asking for the book to be translated in Spanish and Danish because they appreciate how valuable it is.” 

The 300-page, 14-chapter, publication is about how prioritizing our time dictates the level of success we get from our business and lives.  

Mr Gough, who has recently started a property agency in Hartlepool and employs over 40 staff across the North-East and in Celebration, Florida, added: “It’s an instruction manual for all aspiring leaders on what to do to become a successful CEO of a thriving private practice or business. 

“It’s about my lessons learned to help others thrive in business. Most people think I am just a physio and don’t see what is going on behind the scenes with other businesses in property investment, property rentals and a global media company which works with companies all over the world. 

“It’s based upon my own experiences in 14 years of running businesses in three different industries and in two different countries, as well as working closely with 100’s of other clinic owners from across the world.” 

While a second print run is being arranged, the book is currently available from amazon.co.uk – tinyurl.com/fwexu4ft – or by calling 01429 866771.