I didn’t like school. I left at fifteen without any qualifications. My first job was as an office boy for a specialist contractor within the building industry. I must have been fairly bright because nine years later I was running high value contracts with a large workforce. That’s when I realised I didn’t like working for a boss. Since those early days I’ve run my own businesses in various contrasting trades. I’ve had a transport delivery company. I’ve been a successful antiques dealer, motorcycle dealer, film and tv extra and a few other things in between. I’m a qualified rock climbing instructor also a fitness instructor. My main passions are cycling ( I raced in my younger days), climbing and motorbikes.
I have recently published my first novel, Friday the Sixteenth. I am currently working on the sequel!
About my Talks...
I am a ‘Stand Alone’ speaker – I don’t use any equipment. I don’t use notes or prompts, ever. Every talk is different and tailored to suit the particular audience. I keep all talks light hearted and encourage the
audience to participate whenever possible. My main objective is to make the talk enjoyable and memorable, never heavy or boring.
Talks usually last about an hour but I can be completely flexible. I’ve had experience of talking to various clubs and associations and people of all ages including those with hearing or sight difficulties. From past experience I have found my talks on the various aspects of the antiques business and the working life of a TV extra tend to be the most popular but I’m quite happy to talk about any of my work or leisure activities.
I’m usually available at short notice or to fill-in for a cancelled speaker, any time, day or evening.
If you think my talks might suit your members I would be very happy to discus things with you to ensure
that you have made the right choice.
I’m based on the eastern side of Leicester city. For bookings within ten miles of my home my fee is £60.00 – possibly less for small or particularly deserving charities or groups. For venues outside the ten mile radius, travel expenses apply. I’m prepared to travel anywhere and talk to any type of audience though for large and commercially focused audiences please contact me so that we can discuss an appropriate fee.