How I got Here
As a young man I was lucky enough to leave secondary education in the mid eighties when jobs were plentiful.
I secured an apprenticeship with a large electrical contractor and spent the next five years building the Broadgate group of buildings in the City of London. I then went on to complete my engineering qualifications for the same company. On successfully completing my HNC, I promptly handed in my notice and went travelling, as the office life was definitely not for me.
Myself and a friend explored Israel, Egypt and Jordan on our travels and that pretty much took up most of 1994 and a bit of 95.
On my return I went back into the trade and spent the next 10 years as a self employed electrical contractor, carrying out industrial, commercial and domestic jobs.
In 2000 I had a bit of a midlife crisis (a very young one). I went back into full time education and completed a BTEC National Diploma in Broadcast Audio Engineering, not really having any idea where it would take me!
Fast forward a couple of years and friend asked me to price for some electrical work at a then small facilities house in South London, Procam Television. After completing the electrical job I asked Cal Barton for a job, he said yes and so began the next chapter in my life.
Whilst working at Procam I had a well rounded education in all aspects of television
broadcast equipment, with hugely experienced figures like Perry Mitchell and Mike Parkin. I soon moved on to crewing jobs and that's when things really started to take off, the exposure to the industry was invaluable, but all good things must come to an end. I left Procam and entered the freelance world. Since then I've been very fortunate to work with some of the best people in the industry, along with all the major networks from the UK and the US.
When I'm not dangling my boom over the great and the good I like to be out of the house. I cycle, run, swim and have been involved in karate on and off for the past 20 years. Im also an advanced skier and snowboarder and have on occasions been able to combine business with pleasure.
I'm married with 3 boys, so as you can imagine life is full on! Luckily for me my wife and the boys aren't far behind on any of the adventures we get involved in.