Paul is a trained planner, his academic qualifications include a Post Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution, an MA in Environmental Planning in Developing Countries and BA (Hons) Social Sciences. Paul has 25 years’ experience of community and economic regeneration work in the voluntary and statutory sector in the UK and overseas, he was a Board member of Stonebridge Housing Action Trust. He worked for Genesis Housing Group for 4 years where he established a successful Community Development Programme. He is a National Association of Community Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Approved Consultant, a Built Environment Expert (BEE) for Cabe/Deign Council. He is a Community Development Advisor for Local Trust in 3 neighbourhoods. He was also an adviser for the First Steps and is an advisor in 3 neighbourhoods for DCLG Community Economic Development programmes supporting Localism. Paul is an Associate Consultant with Campbell Tickell.