Paul was part of the Cowes Inshore Lifeboat Crew and was promoted to Bosun. He held a position on the Management Team and stayed as a crew member for a short while when the station became under RNLI Management. Shortly after this Paul became Station Mechanic. His interests include Motorbike Cruising as well as 50s/60s motorbikes, as well as boating and coastal/country walking. He is a Powerboat Instructor at Gurnard Sailing Club, and for a while, held the role of Chief Powerboat Instructor. By trade, Paul drives trucks for Steve Porter Transport. He actually stood down as Mechanic in 2014, but missed the role so much, that when a vacancy came up, he put himself forward again!