After graduating from Warwick University, Paul Uppal went on to run his own small business in the construction and real estate sector for over 20 years. In 2010 Paul was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wolverhampton South West and was also elected Chairman of the All Party Urban Development Group. In September 2012 Paul was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to David Willetts at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. In 2013 Paul was on the Number 10 Policy Board which advised Prime Minister, David Cameron at the time. In 2017 Paul swapped Westminster for a job helping small businesses and was appointed the role of the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner.