Paul has enjoyed a highly varied 30-year career working within creative industries in both financial accounting and commercial management roles. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Paul joined EMI Records Royalty Division, becoming responsible for negotiating recording royalty contracts with some of the major acts of the 1980s, including Iron Maiden. He went on to spend 12 years working with them as their Business Manager, which included extensive travel on four world tours – all a far cry from his original career ambition of academic research in the field of pure mathematics!
After deciding on a change of direction away from the world of rock 'n' roll, Paul joined the Storyboards Harpers Group as Finance Director in 2000, before leading a management buy-out for the Locomotion Division with current Managing Director Dan Coster, which eventually led to the sale to Loveurope Group in 2010.
Paul is married with two grown-up daughters and enjoys collecting architectural antiques and travel posters - despite having no more wall space! He also loves spending days out at the horseracing and discovering kooky restaurants.