Born in 1982 in Derby, UK. A city located in the industrial Midlands which has a strong history of steel manufacture and fabrication.
In 2001 I began my career in the drawing office of a family run, £30+ million per year, steel fabrication company where I embarked on a 5 year modern day apprenticeship with the full support of a 25 strong drawing office.
This professional and systems focussed approach set a solid foundation and backbone for what was to follow.
To gain efficiencies and insights with the software I was using at the time I went to go and work as a software support engineer providing technical support to clients globally.
Always having dreamt of travel and working oversees, I took my skills and experience to NZ in 2007 where I currently reside.
Since then I have worked for numerous fabricators and drawing office only businesses which has exposed me to a wealth of knowledge and information and provided me with many opportunities detailing jobs across the Industrial, Commercial, Education, Government, Residential, Retail & Leisure, Health Care and Transport sectors working my way up from detailer, to senior detailer, to head detailer, contract detailer to drawing office manager.
Always looking to push my limits and test myself physically, I take part in endurance sporting events and have completed multiple marathons and the Coast to Coast with the intention to complete an Ironman in the future.
I am a proud husband and father of two children. It is these 3 that give me the motivation to succeed.