I have spent 30 years in senior management roles working in the building materials and powder processing industries running manufacturing operations. For the last twenty up to the end of 2012, I was on the board of directors of a Derbyshire powder processing business, responsible for all manufacturing operations and information technology systems. In 2012 the board sold the business to a multinational company. As a director and shareholder I benefited from the sale allowing me the opportunity to retire.
I have been a passionate gardener for 30 years. In 2013 I managed to find a garden at Bluebell Park, it was a jungle. I have gradually improved the garden for the benefit of residents, visitors and staff over the last 3 years. In 2015 I was awarded a silver medal certificate from the Royal Horticulture Society for the best front garden in the area I live. In my spare time my wife and I enjoy touring the country in either our Morgan 4 or Jaguar F type S sports car.