Before forming his own practice, Paul worked in professional theatre as a technician and lighting designer, followed by several years as a theatre and lighting consultant with other established firms.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Society of Light and Lighting, and was for many years an active member of the Institute of Theatre Consultants.  He was also lighting and sound adviser to Salisbury Diocesan Advisory Committee for 17 years.

In his spare time Paul is a church organist.  He is a member of the Guild of Church Musicians and of the Royal School of Church Music.