Lead Assessor & IQA
Paul began his career within the Electronics industry, making and assembling Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s) by hand for use in Security Alarms and Emergency Lighting & Power, while studying part-time for a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Gaining experience in on-site installations, commissioning and service, Paul has grown into design & testing of new products and later moved up to management as the Technical Director of UK operations. Paul’s time in the industry was certainly interesting:
I have worked on many prestigious projects from banks and hospitals to oil-rigs and prestige yachts. I can say truthfully: I have sat on the Queen’s Bed without being arrested! The Royal Yacht Britannia was in dry dock being converted into a Museum – I was commissioning the emergency power and lighting with access to all areas. My father worked for Harrison Lathes and the Royal Yacht had several M400’s on board for maintenance – maybe he had worked on one or more of these? A nice thought that we had both worked for the Royal Yacht.
Satisfied with the challenges and successes within the lighting industry, Paul desired a change and retrained in gas. He was operating his own business for 7 years providing both gas and electrical services for his clients. This experience increased his hunger for knowledge and eventually he started studying for an NVQ in Learning & Development and Assessor disciplines. That’s what brought him to us – Paul has been at Brookhouse for the last 10 years, starting as an Assessor/Trainer and later qualifying with an IQA, eventually moving into the Lead Assessor and Internal Verifier role.
In his spare time Paul plays alto-sax – for his own pleasure and sometimes with local blues and jazz bands. He has also developed a recent interest in photography: landscape, astro-, and macro- photography, each requiring a different skill set.