Prestigious award for prison governor Paul

Paul Foweather accepts his award
Paul Foweather accepts his award

A civil servant has been recognised for demonstrating exemplary leadership in one of the country’s most demanding high security prisons.

Paul Foweather, governing governor at Full Sutton Prison, was presented with The Leadership Award at this year’s Civil Service Awards - a leading awards programme for the Civil Service.

The awards ceremony was held last Thursday at the Lancaster Hotel in London.

Former prison officer Paul, 51, has worked as a civil servant for 28 years.

He said: “I feel extremely proud and privileged to have received such recognition for my work as a civil servant.

“I am very grateful to the Ministry of Justice for supporting my development in progressing from a prison officer to that of a governing governor at one of the country’s top high security prisons.

“I am also very grateful to the wonderful staff and colleagues whom I work with, who do a tremendous and very demanding job.”

Paul was nominated for The Leadership Award for demonstrating excellent leadership skills at HMP Full Sutton.

He has created a ‘Working Prison’ ethos and nationally-recognised drug treatment, as well as improving healthcare provisions, order, control and safety. He also established Full Sutton as an international business hub, engaging 25 countries to date, and he is used as an expert consultant by the Home Office.