“I was born and bred in Birmingham. I am married with 2 grown up children and a grandson. In 1964 at the age of 15 I left school and started work at Ansell’s Brewery as an office junior. After having worked in all sectors of the business such as Free Trade, Tenanted, Leased and Retail, I was promoted to Director in 1985. After 34 years’ service I left Ansell’s/ Allied Retailing and set up my own business providing specialist advice, training and recruitment to the licensed trade. I also operated a Private Members Club. I am delighted to Volunteer for the Licensed Trade Charity as it will enable me to help others and put something back into the business I have always been passionate about.”