Paul retired to Ripon with his wife Julie in 2023.
For the last 14 years of his working life Paul was a senior manager for the Council for Voluntary Service. Although the primary purpose of the organisation was to provide organisation development to local charities and community groups, the organisation also delivered services, where there were gaps in delivery locally. This included hosting a Youth Cafe and delivering services for older people including Day Opportunities and Befriending.
Paul started his working life as a Primary School Teacher, living in Hereford, before moving to Yorkshire in 1986. After 6 years working for a Local Authority he moved to a Learning and Development Consultancy, supporting organisations and individuals in areas such as trainer training and management development.
Paul has two grown up children. His son and his wife live in Darlington and his daughter lives in York.
He regularly travels to Dorset to visit and support his Dad. Since moving to Ripon he is getting used to retirement, particularly looking forward to exploring North Yorkshire. Paul enjoys walking and is looking forward to working with his wife on their allotment.
He is also a member of Holy Trinity Church in Ripon.