Paul is Chairman of The Monastery Manchester, a charity owned, unique heritage events and hospitality venue and community resource, winner of North-West Business Masters Pride Award 2015 and over 30 Prestigious National Industry Awards. A 40-year career in the Food Industry practiced in retailing and manufacturing, with ASDA, Co-op, Tulip International and Interlink Foods Plc. Former Chairman of Provision Trade Federation. Paul now also sits on the advisory boards of the Prince’s charity Business in the Community, Manchester Guardian Society Charitable Trust and the High Sheriff’s Police Trust. He has been a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester since 2004, serving as High Sheriff of the County in 2013.