I have lived, schooled, worked, studied, or owned property in Bath since early childhood, covering every City ward. After my paper-round in Weston, I was a Soldier in the local Territorial Army, at the same time as setting up a bicycle business in Walcot Street. I then joined the Royal Marines for a 28-year career, serving on operations and exercises all over the globe.
On leaving the military and setting up a couple of business partnerships, I gained two additional but vastly different qualifications; a trained electrician and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistics-Programming, both of which I enjoy and use to this day. As an example I did a number of deployments with Raleigh International in Namibia on leadership programs where both were needed!
Although I do less often deploy to trouble spots for my work, my present main business focus lays with the environmental issues of providing wind and solar micro-grids for overseas communities that have no electricity. Educationally I am mid completing a master’s degree in Criminology and Psychology, and this ties into my voluntary roles within the UN Association and being a local Magistrate.
I have always been a keen sportsman, and when possible, still enjoying the challenges of Sailing with some ocean crossings under my belt. Mountain clambering, fencing with enthusiasm, Cross Country Skiing without a house on my back and Orienteering reasonably, all feature when and where they can.
Having served my Country all over the world, my heart has always belonged to the home City of Bath. A childhood here grounded me, followed by an initial house purchase in 1987. I subsequently am now permanently based here.
I take an enormous pride in the City, it’s wide diversity of people, business and opportunities, and I am excited in its future growth and potential. I believe that through collaborative community efforts, alongside my core beliefs in the values of promoting integrity, striving for and modelling excellence, but all within humility and fairness. I hope that I can represent my Ward and make a positive difference to them and the City.