The Ugly Duckling Company is a registered Charity, founded in 1997 by Paul Griffiths.

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Our History

Founded in 1997, Paul Griffiths Ministries was the name of the charity that supported the work of its’ namesake founder.

After many years of travelling and teaching, Paul began to develop resources to equip people in stimulating meaningful conversations, and the charity changed its name to The Ugly Duckling Company. Table Talk was the first product to be launched, followed by Puzzling Questions in 2012. In 2015 The Happiness Lab was created, and shortly after the Resolve course was produced.

In October 2017, after an incredibly quick illness, Paul passed away. It was a complete shock to all who knew him. His unexpected death left a huge hole in the UDC family, but our trustees and staff share his passion and, based on the legacy he founded, will continue to enhance and expand the work that he started.