Paul Toleman was born in Gloucester where his first school was Calton Road infants and then primary followed by Sir Thomas Rich’s. He then went onto 20 years in the building industry as a Regional Sales Manager for 2 large national companies before running his own business as an interior designer.
He was elected onto the City Council Westgate ward in 2011 thanks to the efforts of Pam Tracey where he retained his seat in 2015 and again in 2016. He has been on the planning committee and on the board of Gloucester City Homes ever since and was pleased to say that following the stock transfer from the City Council to become an independent housing provider he was re-selected onto the board after being assessed for his skills and ability. He is also a governor of the 2gether NHS foundation trust.
Rugby was always his favourite sport and he played for Old Richians until he was 50 as well as a spell with Gloucester RFC back in the 70s.