The ALP and GLA(A) have worked together closely since the formation of the Authority – not always agreeing, but always united in improving the standards of labour recruitment and supply.
And so, like all others who knew him, it was with great shock and sadness that we learnt of Paul’s death on 27th December 2017.
We remember the public side of Paul – his pride in being a Northerner, his crisp style and unfeasibly shiny shoes, his openness and friendliness, and his jokes – familiar and corny as they invariably were.
We applaud the progress that Paul, personally, was instrumental in achieving through his professionalism and dedication – developing the GLAA’s focus to encompass tackling modern slavery and its ethos of working in partnership to protect vulnerable and exploited workers. Paul was able to connect at all levels with all people to drive this partnership; he will be remembered as a good leader and a good man. We pay our respects to him.
On behalf of the ALP and all in the labour provider community that knew him, our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family and those close to him at this extremely difficult time.
David, Jerry, Kevin and the ALP Team