I was born in Blackpool in 1937, went to Manchester University and trained in the Atomic Energy Authority in Lancashire. I moved to Warwickshire in 1971 and joined the Automotive Industry. In 1984 I became an independent Management Consultant going into companies that were in trouble normally as Operations or Managing Director. I have been working to develop electric vehicles for the past 15 years and am still working on special projects. I recently moved to the centre of Stratford on Avon.
I have been involved in Scouting for over 72 years as cub, scout, venture scout, leader and commissioner. I started the Gang Show, a scout and guide variety show, in 1962 in Blackpool and started Warwickshire Gang Show (WAGS) in 1972. I have been involved in the County Scout Executive Committee for over 40 years acting as Chairman, Scout Ambassador, Chair Communications committee, Director of Warwickshire Scout Enterprise. I am now County Communications Manager and Business Director of WAGS.
I was awarded a MBE for “services to scouting in Blackpool and Warwickshire and young people”