I arrived in Sheffield in the early 1960’s to join the family engineering company, which I ran until going self employed as an electrical/electronics engineer. I joined the Hallam Young Conservatives soon after coming to Sheffield and was a member and Vice Chairman for around 10 years. In 2001 I became a member of the Sheffield Conservative Association responsible for photographs, and printing and distributing leaflets. More recently I became a member of the Heatherfield Conservative Club and am also their President. I also produce their newsletter. Married with three grown up daughters and seven grandchildren and have lived in Whirlow for over 20 years.
I was born and bred in Sheffield and have lived here all my life. I have been Chair of Sheffield Conservatives since 2019, soon after retiring as a dental surgeon after forty- four years in general practice. I was also a part time honorary clinical teacher at Sheffield University. I like to encourage others and help them recognise their potential.
I grew up in Sheffield, but have lived for extended periods in the South-East and in Scotland. I have stood for local council election a number of times and am very glad to represent the Sheffield Conservatives as the Deputy Chair - Political.
I was born and brought up in Wirral, Cheshire but moved to Sheffield to attend what was then Sheffield Polytechnic. Following completion of my course, I worked for ten years in the private sector working in small and large businesses in marketing and publicity.After this I decided to re-train and teach business related subjects in Further Education. In my 30-year career in Further Education I progressed through from lecturing, course leadership, Head of Department, Curriculum Management and finally Assistant Principal - a role I held for four years before retirement. Retirement has provided me with the opportunity to develop my interests further - mainly property development and interior design, however, I’m also keen to get involved with working for local communities and council work provides an excellent opportunity for me to do this.
I have recently returned to Sheffield after working in various places in the UK and overseas. I have owned my own business for over 20 years and believe everyone should be able to achieve their full potential, regardless of their background.