I attended a Grammar school sat GCE O Level and passed only Mathematics albeit with distinctions. After finishing school, I went to work in the steel works. I studied and obtained a Higher National Certificate in Production, and Mechanical Engineering on a part time night school basis.
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I was made redundant at the age of 44, my career then progressed into senior management level in a company supplying to the Ministry of Defence. I found a niche market and started manufacturing from my garage, supplying small batch sewn products to Military outlets. I developed the business further, opening two production units, employing between 12 and 15 employees, peaking at one time to 25 Employees.
The business initially started with myself only, I then went on to employ another member of staff, then a while later my son joined the business. I started my business in Pyle, and after 2 years I employed 15 people, a few months later that grew to a total of 25 people