“All my working life has been in the pub trade. Starting in a local brewery and moving into a pub firstly as a stock-taker then in pub management focusing on the brewery side of things. In my time I was responsible for both managed and tenanted pubs. During my career I was closely involved in a number of the LVAs and was a member of the British Institute of Innkeepers. I retired in 1996. Volunteering with the Licensed Trade Charity keeps me in touch with the trade – “it’s in my blood” – and most importantly the people who are part of it.”