Paul grew up and was educated in the North East of England. In 1982 he started an indie club in Newcastle, The Soul Kitchen, with Keith Armstrong his long time school friend. This expanded into the Kitchenware Record label, under which they managed a number of successful international artists including Prefab Sprout, The Kane Gang, The Daintees and Hurrah!
In ‘91 Paul swapped music management for music promotion and had seven great years producing and managing ReZerection all night parties within the family partnership. They became leaders in the safe licensing of all night events and Paul was a consultant on the HSE’s “The Event Safety Guide”, more commonly known as the “Pop Code” or “Purple Guide”.
In ’98 it was a natural progression into event and music festival management; T in the Park being the first major project undertaken. Since then he’s worked with all the major UK promoters, producing and managing a wide range of events, concerts and festivals shown in “our work”.
In 2006 he qualified in level 3 Certificate for NEBOSH Occupational Health & Safety at Sunderland University and recently completed the level 6 Diploma which enables Health and Safety consultancy at all levels.
Paul is a master practitioner in NLP; Neuro Linguistic Programming, and continues to study various theories and schools of psychology. He coaches individuals and groups in personal and business development and facilitates a men’s group from his home in Northumberland. His website www.aplnlp.co.uk explains what he does and how he does it.
He’ a volunteer with the children’s charity Barnardo’s and works as a family conflict mediator in their Crash Pad scheme and is a young person’s mentor for the charity.
Paul’s professional qualifications:
NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
Master Practitioner in NLP
Family Conflict Mediator
Member of INLPTA – International NLP Trainers Association
Member of NLPtCA – Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy & Counselling Association
Member of ANLP International
Member of IOSH - Institute of Occupational Safety and Health