Paul Bowley

I was appointed Managing Director of the Abbeycare Group in November 2015 having previously been the Director of a specialist care company providing residential accommodation and 24-hour support for people with complex mental health needs. During my time at Abbeycare we have seen the organisation flourish and we now employ almost 100 staff across the group and provide various support and treatment to around 750 people across the country every year. The aim of the company is to continue to grow and to make high quality treatment more widely accessible, from both a geographic and a financial perspective.

I initially heard about the FAVOR UK and the UK Recovery Walk in late 2016 when I discovered that the 2017 walk would be held in Blackpool which is also the location of Abbeycare’s head office. I immediately offered the support of both myself the Company and that support has continued to this day.

I divide my time equally between our flagship Gloucester service and our long established Scotland service and while I am in Scotland I am also able to spend time with my partner, Dean, who lives in Edinburgh.

I am delighted to be a trustee of FAVOR UK and look forward to bringing fresh ideas, enthusiasm and continuous support to the Chief Executive and fellow trustees as we promote and advocate the important work the charity does.