Born in Wigan, I entered employment as a non-destructive inspection engineer in the oil, gas and energy sector. In 1984 I changed direction to work as a Police Officer with Lancashire Constabulary; constrained by the management structure then in place I left to enter the financial services sector in 1988. Subsequently I formed a UK independent financial advisory practice which I exited in 2012 in order to travel more.
I am a keen scuba diver, preferably in warm water and love to travel to enjoy this activity. I enjoy hill and coastal walking and trekked Everest in late 2013. I also love sailing, reading and chilling with my friends.
My two daughters are my world; both are very independent young ladies, pursuing their own careers.
I am currently seeking new opportunities
Where I do what I do:
I enjoy travelling extensively internationally to meet clients and for pleasure.
Who am I seeking to meet and work with?
If you have read this far, then probably you!
My ideal cients and business partners are independent of thought and seeking rewards for their activities. Comfortable with their current lifestyles and businesses, and recognising that the best returns are rarely advertised to the general public.
I am always open to new ideas and welcome approaches which may initially appear outside the above description.
Creative solutions to generating income and growth based upon:
27 years financial services;
34 years business experience;
extensive contacts in the finance, property and commercial sector;
and the satisfaction of 'thinking outside the box'.
Managing Director1998 - Current
Investment design, distribution and consultancy
Police Constable1984 - 1988General Police duties based in Eastern Division, Lancashire. Area included Darwen town, Edgeworth, Turton, Belmont and Hoddlesden villages. Leftin order to move into financial services.
The financial Consultancy UK Ltd.
Manging Director1998 - 2015
UK Independent Financial Advisers
Holker House Business Centre
Owner2007 - 2015
Business Centre with conference and meeting facilities.
Awesome Knowledge CIC
Founding Partner2014 - Current
Awesome Knowledge is a coaching and personal development community interest company offering the following services:
A unique Work Ready Program (TM) for young people and those seeking a change of direction;
Business development coaching for owners and managers;
Team building programs where productivity appears to have stalled;
and much more...
Darwen Community Business Hub
Founding Partner2013 - Current
A community inerest company formed to facilitate service delivery and information to the Darwen Community in the absence of support from the local council and employment services.
We offer an independent consulting service to anyone seeking to establish their own business and a monthly networking club to assist in developing businesses through communication, interaction and discounted commercial services.