Paul Thomas (Trustee)
Paul is a journalist and public relations consultant, who was talked into becoming the Trust’s voluntary marketing and PR man a decade ago. In his more sane moments he writes for boating magazines, runs wideangles.tv (a film-making company with partner Andrew Pinder - also an ET aide) and travels. Travelling includes cruising aboad a twin screw Broom motor yacht "Norfolk Beauty", normally crewed by his wife Mary. Together with their two daughters, Marina and Louise, the whole family are boating and "Excelsior" fans. Paul owned a century-old gaff topsail cruiser "Bessie Bell" for 35 years, racing and cruising her on the Broads, before passing her on to another Broads family, well-equipped to keep her in the style to which she is accustomed.