Woodbrough Primary School, Pewsey Vale Secondary School, Salisbury College of Technology, Swindon College, University of Portsmouth, University of Brighton
9 GCSE's, National Diploma in Engineering, Higher National Diploma in Design & Manufacture, BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering, Masters Degree in Lean Manufacturing
Product Development Engineer, Operations Engineer, Product Manager, Project Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Project Engineer, Principal Engineer, Technical Project Manager.
Technical Expert - Project Manager
Bentley Motors Ltd, makers of sustainable luxury motor cars.
I am 45 and live near Chester with my partner & two children.
My interests outside of work mainly relate to mountaineering activities. I climb indoors at least once a week, go trail running weekly. When possible I go climbing in the mountains usually once a month, this can be in summer, but I enjoy winter climbing more.
I manage the launch of new cars from design to in production
I’ve been an Engineer for over 20 years working for the majority of that time working on engine development & manufacture from small passenger car engines through to massive engines used in marine and offshore applications. In the last 10 years my career has evolved into car development & manufacturing, most recently working for Bentley Motors developing the next generation of cars.
I am a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and STEM Ambassador mentoring students at the local University Technical College. I also support developing Engineers within Bentley.
My Typical Day: I'm an early riser and get into work around 6:00am, I'll try and do 30mins of personal development before I start my work day. I spend most of my day supporting the development of new cars through attending design reviews, supporting technical problem solving activities and reporting of the status of the projects I manage.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Driven, Self Reliant, Detailed
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Test driving a prototype car that I designed / managed.
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Air Training Corps Instructors
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Minor scuffles, generally stayed under the radar
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Dance Music - Pete Tong / Fatboy Slim
What's your favourite food?
Lardy Cake - If you've not been to the South West of England you won't heard of it!
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Mountaineering in Andes
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Climb all the mountains in the world,
Tell us a joke.
What is the definition of an Engineer? Answer: Someone who solves a problem you didn't know you had, in a way you don't understand.I've been an Engineer for over 20 years working for the majority of that time working on engine development & manufacture from small passenger car engines through to massive engines used in marine and offshore applications. In the last 10 years my career has evolved into car development & manufacturing, most recently working for Bentley Motors introducing the next generation of cars.