Paul Southworth was born in Lancashire in 1944 and moved to Northamptonshire in 1971 to join Avon Cosmetics. Paul has also chaired the Board of Trustees at the Royal and Derngate Theatres, and continues to lead the Ambassador Circle in support of the Theatres.
Currently he is Chair of the Daventry constituency for Chris Heaton Harris, and in June 2014 was awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Paul's has been awarded with, The Angel Award for support of the Arts, Radar’s person of the year award and Northamptonshire Businessman of the Year.
Paul currently lives in Northamptonshire with his wife Pat. He has three daughters, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.