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Why Paraffin?

In the late 1800s, A Scottish chemist named James Young invented the process that extracted Paraffin from coal. Paraffin was the first safe, affordable fuel that people could use for lighting lamps.

Before paraffin, light after dark was a luxury reserved for the rich. With paraffin came light, and with light people could read, work, socialize and be safe. Paraffin extended the day, fuelling people’s lives by creating light.

Founder, Pam Hamilton is James Young’s great great-great-great-granddaughter.

Workshop Cookbook

The consultancy was founded in 2012 as Workshop Cookbook. Due to the demand for high quality workshops, we have grown into a global business; with lead consultants in UK, USA, Singapore, Argentina, Brazil and South Africa. Founder Pam Hamilton published The Workshop Book in 2016, which reached number 5 in the WH Smith Business Charts.

Workshops have changed. With increasing opportunities and pressure from digital technologies; ideation, insight generation and team collaboration are more complex journeys that often go beyond an away day. We are now called Paraffin because our offer has grown beyond workshops into content, immersion events, collaborative journeys and capabilities. Paraffin is an evolution of what we do and how we work.

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