The adventures of a blind man. .

Biography

I was born in the 60’s at Ladywell Hospital Salford,Manchester. I lived with my parents Brian and Shirley and brother Ian in a typical semi detached house built in the early 1950’s.

A picture of a map of Manchester – UK

I had a great childhood, nothing special. I loved the usual things a young lad would of done including many Action Men figures, especially the one that had moving eyes. I loved playing a game with my mates called the Six Million Dollar Man, we basically ran about fast, but in slow motion!

I loved the local chippy and have eaten many portions of Chips and Gravy. Most of all I loved riding my Chipper bike, most kids had a chopper bike but my parents didn’t want me to have that as it was a big bike?

Chipper Push Bike from the 1970’s

At the age of ten, things drastically changed. My mother died after a bout of illness. My dad remarried several years later and in the early 80’s. With this remarriage and I gained a step brother Gareth, who is 10 years younger. This change, of family life contributed to my personality and was what I would describe as a monumental change!

For now, I will cut a long story short and invite you to please click through the website and follow my blogs.

This website is part of the world I wish to share and tell some stories and share some photos of the nice and fluffy part of life.

Going forward, I do wish to create a podcast and YouTube series on both my adventures and funny life stories. These will hopefully with a gentle push from someone, will follow over the next few years.

I’m a building geek and worked within the construction industry for over 25 years. I worked as a strategic advisor for a UK Governmental quango for 13 years and currently work as Head of Partnership’s with an Independent Training Provider that specialises in construction.

Over the past few years I have taken part in radio interviews and supported a campaign with the Guide Dogs UK plus an epic adventure raining funds for the RNIB. I am always looking for my next adventure.

I specialise in the topic around the inclusive workplace, specifically in how to support an employee with eyesight loss. I have an aim to support people to have long careers, to have understanding and respectful employers.

I’m available for keynote talks, panel discussions or speaking events on topics including:

  • Disability Awareness
  • Living with Visual Impairment
  • My Journey with Guide Dog
  • Working in an inclusive world.

Alternatively, let me know what you would like to hear me speak about. I am happy talking with any audience including schools, businesses and third sector.

Please join me and help grow my world of happy bloggers and media fanatics.


Let’s build something together.


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