Born and bred in Worthing I attended Durrington Primary School and West Tarring Secondary Modern.
I undertook an apprenticeship as an Electrical Engineer with Beecham Pharmaceuticals and achieved an HNC in Electrical Engineering.
I later became a hospital field service engineer and then moved into sales.
I worked for many years in sales and marketing until I took a career brake and with my wife purchased a Guest House in Worthing which we ran for 10 years.
I latterly worked in renewable energy both solar and electric vehicle charging.