I trained as an Agricultural Engineer and worked in the farm machinery manufacturing industry for a number of years. I then ran my own fitted kitchen business for a similar period. For the last 25 years my livelihood has revolved round sales, computers, and the drawing program “AutoCAD”. In 2006 I gained an HNC in building construction and six years ago I launched “First Impressions” to creates “as built” photographs of yet to be built buildings for the construction industry.
Four years ago I was elected as an independent district councillor for Fiskerton and Langworth and my reasons for standing as a County Councillor now are the same as when I stood then.
Before I was elected, I actively assisted the campaign against an open windrow composting site at Fiskerton. It helped me win. Had I been a party candidate I would have had to support the proposal. Since then I have come across a number of other, essentially local issues, which are of no interest to Westminster politics but are of major importance to local communities.