I have been married to my wife Isobel for 33 and have 1 Daughter Alice. We have lived in Fordham for 32 Years having previously lived in Great Totham near Maldon. I studied Fine Art and Product Design at Colchester School of Art
I worked in Mondy's the Ironmongers in Witham where I learnt a great many different trades one of which was repairing all different manner of things from Lawnmowers to Electric Drill. My career took a different path when I took up a position with a company in Kent running their Sales and Marketing Department. I was lucky enough to be one of the first people in the country to be picked by Apple and Kodak to trial their new Digital Camera and Computer. Having worked there for many years I decided to take the plunge and start my own business in 2004 called e-Hardware an Internet based Ironmongery supplier. This is based in Great Tey which is nice and close.
I have a passion for cars and am often seen with my head in the engine bay of some of the cars I am currently rebuilding. My wife and I have a love of traveling and often find ourselves driving around some of the most wonderful roads in the world.
My hobbies are:
Repairing anything mechanical and electrical
Designing and Building
Fine Art - History of Art
Traveling the World
Promoting and Playing Steel Quoits
I am one of the founder members of the Fordham Vehicle show which started 5 years ago which raises lots of money for local charities.
I am the Captain of the Steel Quoits team up at the Crown in Wormingford (Steel Quoits is a bit like Horshoes but much older and played principle in North Essex and South Suffolk)
I rescently set up the Speedwatch in Fordham after an abscence of 4 years which is proving really successful.
Two years ago We were persuaded to take on an allotment and promptly planted several miniature Fruit trees which Surprisingly are doing incredible well with minimum effort.
I joined Fordham Parish Council 6 years ago and am now the Chairman for my sins and am enjoying every moment.