Currently working on transport related developments in Nigeria and Road Safety work in India; as well as training and development programmes on organisational behaviour and leadership skills. Gateway is also supporting a major entertainment organisation as it develops mixed reality programmes, coupled with educational output.
Paul established Gateway Associates in 2010 drawing on the skills and experience of policy, government and communications experts to help organisations from a variety of industries and sectors communicate with Westminster and Whitehall and inform Central Government’s political decision-making processes.
Gateway has worked on a number of projects over the years including a multi-sensory road safety programme aimed at 16-24 year olds; conference organisation and delivery on regeneration issues; support to various community organisations helping to develop their opportunities in securing new contracts and business streams.
Specialities: Government liaison; public relations; communications at all levels; public speaking; conference arrangements and organisational skills.
Subject areas including road safety, aviation, shipping/ports, rail and buses. Community engagement and social enterprise..
Founder and Director
Paul is the Founder of Gateway Associates (UK) Ltd establishing the company in 2010 after working in the trade union movement, training and education and 21 years in publicly elected office.
Paul gained an Honours degree from the University of Keele in Economics & Politics. Following this he worked for the Engineering Union and the Trades Union Congress. Paul established the TUC's residential training and conference centre in London.
Paul has held elected office for 21 years - eight as a local councillor and thirteen as a Member of Parliament and Government Minister. During his time at Westminster (1997-2010) Paul worked closely with the then Deputy Prime Minister, was a Treasury Bench Government Whip and Transport Minister.
Since 2010 Paul has developed Gateway Associates and has been involved in projects in Africa, US and India.
Paul is also a member of Council, University of Keele (https://www.keele.ac.uk/); trustee at Caudwell Children (http://www.caudwellchildren.com/); director Grassroot Diplomat (http://www.grassrootdiplomat.org/); director University of Kent Academies Trust (http://www.bromptonacademy.org.uk/): Chair, The Oast Rainham (http://www.oastcentre.org/) and Chair, Café Sunlight (http://cafesunlight.org.uk/).