Committed to the Cause
We’re very proud of the diversity of our team, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success.
In addition to our team strategic leads we have experts in Finance/IT, Marketing & Communications, Administration and also rely on an outstanding network of link workers and experts from our successful partnership programmes.
Team Strategic Lead
Paul began life as a Community Development Worker over 30 years ago having qualified from Hatfield Polytechnic in 1987. Over the years he has worked in statutory and voluntary sector bodies across London including in the boroughs of Wandsworth and Croydon. In Croydon, Paul practiced as an ABCD Community Builder on a range of projects through Croydon Voluntary Action. He was also an Associate with Nurture Development supporting Asset Based Community Development practice across the UK and Europe.
Paul has also worked nationally as an Equalities and Inclusion consultant and trainer and in 1996 qualified from Westminster University with a MA in Journalism. He became community affairs editor at The Voice before freelancing for publications such as The Guardian, Evening Standard and Local Government Chronicle. From here he founded The Creative Collective with several Black and Asian journalists pioneering initiatives to increase the number of BAME journalists and working to ensure mainstream media engage meaningfully with BAME communities.
He was instrumental in setting up the social enterprise, Words of Colour Productions and where his role included supporting a range of media and arts-based ideas generated from community led initiatives.
For the past 15 years Paul has been an Independent Panel member for Talawa Fostering Services, an independent fostering agency based in North London, and has been Panel Chair for the past 3 years.
Paul has taken part in a range of community-based activities over the years including membership of Friends of Thornton Heath Rec and being a trustee for the Araba Scott Children’s Foundation in Jamaica.