In 1986, Paul headed for the Caribbean to work for Costa Cruises as an Entertainer and member of the Cruise Staff team. The passengers clearly enjoyed his enthusiastic personality and this showbiz experience changed his outlook on life, forever! After completing a two-year apprenticeship, at just 22, Paul became the youngest Cruise Director in the world.
In 1996, Paul found himself flying to Greece to troubleshoot a new shipping project for Renaissance Cruises. The challenge was too great to decline. Armed with his newly acquired "Hollywood education" he was able to elevate his entertainment career at sea to new heights and soon achieved unprecedented results for four cruise lines. Paul was confronted by new and longer itineraries, which culminated in a 60-day circumnavigation of South America aboard the classic liner, Stella Solaris.
These successes lead to a contract aboard the Seawing for Sun Cruises, Paul’s first line dedicated to British guests. It was only a small ship with 800 passengers, but the entire crew were dedicated to success and the entertainment package was amazing when you consider the restrictive budget. The passengers loved the ship, Crew, entertainment, deck parties, food and itineraries, ensuring a good time for all. It was here that he met his wife, Helen.
Two years later, whilst cruising the Far East, Paul received an invitation to fly to Miami to meet with Cunard’s Head of Entertainment. Shortly afterwards, he became Cruise Director aboard the world's most famous ocean liners; the QE2 and the Queen Mary 2 during her inaugural year. It was here that Paul achieved the pinnacle of his career at sea, working with the finest entertainers and facilities in the industry.
After eighteen years of global adventure, having found himself at the very top of his field, Paul retired from the world of cruising to enjoy a new arena of challenges in television. In 2005, after appearances on ntl, itv and Sky, Paul joined the award winning team at Bid tv and began presenting on a full time basis, providing 17 hours of live television each week, generating more than 5,000 hours of live tv and selling thousands of products. His dedication to the company resulted in career advancements, culminating in a Head of Channel management role.
After eight thoroughly enjoyable years, Paul decided to expand his horizons and stretch his creative skills even further by utilising his presenting and acting skills across a broader platform. Today, Paul has an impressive work history, which includes hundreds of commercials, feature films, animation, television, radio and extensive shopping telly. He is a regular on television and continues to entertain nationwide audiences, as a presenter, voice actor, event host and motivational coach.
In his spare time, Paul loves gardening, renovating houses, cycling, building websites and spending time with his four children and wife. Paul lives in Rutland, the smallest county in England, and enjoys the beautiful surroundings of Uppingham, Oakham, Stamford and Rutland Water. He is dedicated to personal development and self improvement and loves coaching others in an effort to achieve their own personal goals. Paul is lovin’ life.