Biography

I started my career in hospitality Industry by studying for an HND is Hotel Management before travelling around the UK providing exceptional customer service and delivering development to others to achieve their full potential.

These 15 years were the some of the best years of my career to date, supporting and guiding people to grow and develop was the catalyst for my career into the development of others.

I settle back in York to get married and have children. I have been married to my wife Jill for almost 25 years and we have had two children, Ben (20) and Andrew (18).

I spent 5 years as an Apprenticeship Manager for a national training provider where I was responsible for managing and leading funding contracts to ensure the hospitality and leisure sector could develop their future talent and grow them in the industry. 

After this time I seized an opportunity to continue my passion for the development of others and joined the Fire & Rescue Service in North Yorkshire where initially I worked with the managers and team members to develop their skills and competencies in Leadership and the skills to develop others within their teams, before taking a wider Learning and Development Role to introduce modernisation in to the Fire & Rescue Service through cultural change and a major shift in behaviour of individuals and business processes. Finally I qualified as a chartered member of the CIPD and took the role of HR & Development which provided a full and comprehensive Human Resource Service to Managers and employees. Say something interesting about your business