BiographyI was born in the Middle East when my Dad was working as an engineer and came back to Blighty when I was four years old. I spent my childhood growing up in a leafy town in Hampshire before leaving home to study. Four years of trying to force myself to enjoy the course failed and I left without a degree and worked in a cocktail bar for a year, which was great for fun but not for your health. I drove a white van for another year and worked in Events before deciding to find a way to the city. A few years working in sales for Barclays before turning to the dark side and getting into recruitment. I spent the next ten years mastering the dark arts and set up my own business. Then all my dreams came true and I discovered Carpenter Oak, where I look forward to spending the next twenty years.