I'm one of those people who bridges the gap between the techs and the non-techs, that is to say I love helping non-techs "get" the web and do more business using it. I'm a big picture person, perhaps a thinker, but thankfully the amazing guys I employ love the detail and delivery.
My background is diverse, my working life starting in Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering in 1980 as a mechanical engineering apprentice. Since then I've run various small businesses, worked in the oil and gas industry in the UK and Norway and academia.
My qualifications include an ONC and HNC in Mechanical and Production Engineering, a BSc (Dist) in Building Surveying and an MSc (Dist) in Information Systems. I'm also a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and a full professional member of the British Computer Society (MBCS).
When I'm Not At Work
Outside Red Evolution I'm proud to be a member of the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, working as a Retained Firefighter, I'm a Crew Manager. It's sharp end stuff and something I enjoy immensely despite some of the challenging things we have to deal with.
I play drums and sing in a band and my partner and I compete in ballroom dancing at a national level. I'm also a 'now and then' golfer and part-time surfer. I've got a few motorbikes including a Norton Commando and a BMW R1200GS Adventure. I now enjoy hill walking, I say "now" because I used to think it a dull thing to do, how wrong I was! I live here.