Paul is the CEO and Co-founder of Speedflex. Before entering the leisure industry, Paul spent 18 years working in professional sport. Five as a professional footballer for Newcastle United where he was the club’s youngest ever debutant in 1982. After injury ended his playing career he returned to Newcastle United in 1993 and enjoyed a highly successful career as the club’s Physiotherapist. He left professional football and in 2007 was called the bar. After qualifying as a barrister he once again returned to Newcastle United as the Head of Sports Medicine as part of Alan Shearer's management team.
Paul is also a bestselling and multi-award winning author of two memoirs. The Boy on the Shed (2018), and The Magic in the Tin (2022).