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, a Member of the Society of Light and Lighting and of the Institute of Theatre Consultants, and a friend of the Theatres Trust.  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.