Following a long business career building and managing companies in many countries around the world, I’ve now turned my hand to being an author. I’ve always loved writing, and it’s very satisfying that so many people like the stories I tell. My first book, a travelogue “There’s no business like International Business” was published in Spring 2022, recounting some of the unlikely and entertaining experiences I had in my business travels. Now I’ve published my second book, a novel, “The Repurposed Spy”, and am busy writing the sequel, provisionally titled “Spies on Safari”.
My Number One passion is travel, and I’m so lucky to have travelled extensively in over 140 countries, both for pleasure and business. I’m also an enthusiastic amateur cook, and continue to dabble in international business matters. You’ll find articles about all these on my website, and a lot of evidence of these passions is present in my books.
I was born in Lowestoft, the most easterly town in England, but moved to London when I went to university, and have lived there ever since. I studied Mathematics at Imperial College, then had a variety of jobs through my 20s, with a common theme of international business. In the early 80s I co-founded EnTech, an energy management consultancy, and then over the next 30 years developed that into a small multi-national, the first and biggest specialist energy and environmental data management company, with offices in ten countries.
Now semi-retired, I also provide some pro-bono support to young upcoming business people that I can relate to, want help and who are prepared to tolerate me, write articles on topics of interest that I think I know something about, host the Grow through International Expansion podcast series and relax through cooking and travelling.
Married with one son, and, so far, two granddaughters, I live between London and Oviedo Spain when I’m not travelling further afield!
You can also find me on social media, and if you’d like to write to me or have a chat, check my contact page – I’d love to hear from you.