Founder Paul Nagle outside TABSPaul Nagle – Managing Director

Paul Nagle has been managing director of TABS since 1994. Previous to this he had 38 years’ experience in programming, systems analysis and private training.

Paul is an OCR qualified assessor and internal verifier and has worked for over 10 years as an OCR external verifier. He is an Associate Tutor at the University of Swansea and the University of Glamorgan, specialising in ICT and Community Regeneration. He has also held the post of Vice-Chair of the University of the Valleys. In addition he has an impressive research portfolio having undertaken research work for the Welsh Development Agency (WDA) and ELWa in E-learning and social enterprise incubation.

Paul has recently been awarded the 2012 Leading Wales award in ‘Leadership in Social Enterprise’. His main areas of interest are creative and strategic management of new community enterprises.


Eric Doman – Project Manager

Born and bred in the Rhondda. Volunteered at TABS for over 7 months before being employed. Patience, perseverance and hard work pays off. Over twenty years of commercial experience working in sales, training and administration, this included a number of managerial roles. Co founder of two companies, mainly based in the City of London. My dream is to help the local community . This will be through TABS becoming a community hub. To meet with new people, learn new skills, realise their potential and help with their overall wellbeing.

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Diane Paul – Textile Supervisor and Leader of The Buzzzy Bees

Diane began working as a volunteer at TABS and based on her efforts, enthusiasm and love of the work, TABS was able to employ her through funding from Trusthouse Charitable Foundation. The Moondance Foundation has also continued to provide support and so TABS was able to continue employing Diane.

Diane is also born and bred in the valleys with more than 30 years’ experience of sewing, knitting and embroidery work and 20 years’ experience of quality control. Diane’s role is to aid in developing Rhondda Roots and Branches as well as providing support and training to the ladies who come along to Women’s Shed Porth.