Originally from Yorkshire, I grew up in the pub trade.

Crossing the Pennines to study, working part time to make ends meet at the Tax Office then for a local off licence.

After graduation, I stayed to continue working with the same Wine store chain, managing and training Off-licences and Wine Shops. A few busy years later, I decided to change career and took an office role, working with Professional Two Way Radios for sale or hire with a local Communications company. I sourced and grew our customers across the UK, particularly enjoying supporting and getting to know them, both external and internal. My mantra was to keep all customers happy, and keep them! Many are still very good friends decades later.

Nearly 25 years in, I decided to change tack again and take a break. I started full time volunteering in 2023, loved it and I’m now the Corporate Fundraiser for Bury Hospice. It’s my hope that I become the most successful Corporate Fundraiser the Hospice has ever seen and keep all our fantastic supporters as happy and for as long as possible, well at least for a few decades…