Paul Derbyshire

Paul Derbyshire

What can we say about Paul (Pablo) Derbyshire? A lot!

Paul hails from sunny Manchester and is rightly proud of his hometown. But it was whilst living on South Africa that his life would be reshaped and impacted by traumatic injury. Paul sustained a spinal cord injury in a road traffic accident and after period of rehabilitation in Durban, arrived into Sheffield Spinal Injury Unit where he had the good fortune (he’d challenge that!) of meeting fellow patient, and travel industry professional, Richard Thompson.

As a well travelled guy pre-injury it was perhaps inevitable that Paul would join forces with Richard in 1997, to create specialist tour operations -Travelability/Accessible Travel & Leisure. Wind forward 23 years and the ‘dream-team’ are still together, influencing and innovating in the accessible and inclusive travel arena. Just another exciting chapter in what’s been an amazing personal and professional journey.

That’s Paul. A legend (he tells us!)