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Paul Blackwell

Lives in Cobley Close

Resident Since 2014

Profession: Chartered Management Accountant

Council Portfolio:

  • Chairman of the Parish Council
  • Chairman of the Woodland Committee
  • Responsible for Council Finances

Council Participation

Paul has been a member of the Parish Council since January 2017 and has spent a great deal of time developing the Council’s finance system and the management plan for the Great Central Woodland.

In 2020, he also developed the Council’s 5-year strategy.

He works closely with the Parish Clerk to ensure the Council fulfils all its obligations and provides a good quality, value-for-money service to the Community.

Career History

Paul trained as a management accountant in Local Government in England & Wales before moving overseas to become the Public Works Accountant for the Government of Bermuda.  On returning to the UK, he joined the Big 6 Accountancy Firm of Touche Ross (now Deloitte) and developed a new service line providing outsourced financial services to public bodies including local authorities.

The service was then merged with company acquisitions, forming a new company and he became an executive director of that company, which had a turnover of over £100m, developing and managing many different contracts – the company subsequently sought funding from private equity, combined with management ownership in 2010 and Paul retired in 2015 when that company was sold to a Japanese investor.

Other Information and Interests

Paul is married to Beverley, and he has four children and 8 grandchildren.  He is a car enthusiast, particularly with TVRs, one of which he owns (TVR Tuscan S) and is a Director and Treasurer of the TVR Car Club which has over 4,500 members.

He is also a strong sports supporter (having played cricket, rugby, tennis, golf & football in his younger days) and he follows the England Cricket Test Team around the world in our winter months.

Paul is also a Rotarian and has been President of the Rotary Club of Danetre Daventry on two occasions.

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