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.
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?
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.