I was born in Glenfield, near Leicester, 72 years ago. I married Christine in 1969 and we have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
I attended The Anstey Martin Secondary Modern School and then completed a Craft apprenticeship with the English Electric Company based at Whetstone. I quickly moved up the ladder and was also able to complete a Technical and Student apprenticeship, ending up with a Higher National Diploma at the De Montfort University.
From there I went to a subcontract design engineering company based in Market Harborough, travelling all over the midlands to many Companies designing various engineering products. I was involved in many different design projects ranging from specialty Spark Plugs for the Motor Racing industry, to the RB211 Rolls Royce Jet Engine. I was then put in overall charge of the manufacturing side of the business, which included Sales, Purchasing, Quality Control etc and managing 3 different manufacturing elements.
We moved to Market Harborough in 1973 and in 1978 I decided to start my own company, a sub contract precision engineering business based in Corby. I am still the Managing Director.
I joined The Rotary Club of Corby in 1989 and have been their president on 3 occasions. I am still very actively involved with the club.
My hobbies have been, football, tennis, table tennis, badminton, squash, cricket, gardening, travel, dining out and of course Golf. I became a member of Market Harborough Golf Club in 1993 and in recent years have enjoyed membership of the club’s senior section.
Apart from my golf I thoroughly enjoy being involved with my family and friends.