Beverley born, youngest of six children. I was educated at St Mary's School for boys and Longcroft school. Apprentice trained vehicle mechanic in Beverley attending college at Gallows Lane site. Studied in recent years B.Tec engineering at NEBOSH Health and Safety. Most recently employed at DST Leconfield from 1993 having filled 4 different posts now Quality Assurance Manager Workshops RSME.