A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I’m originally from Stockton-on-Tees and now living in Whitby and Northamptonshire.
Always an idealist, I left Bristol University in 1980 to try and change the world - no pressure there then!
I wanted to prove that a positive and non-cynical approach to business was both demonstrable and sustainable.
With my friends and colleagues I spent 20 years swimming against that particular tide and pursuing our dream through Merchants, the international training and consultancy group we founded.
I’m still advising businesses (with my wife Jan at foundations4growth) but I’m now semi-retired and pursuing numerous other interests, including fell-walking and climbing, cycling, music, trout and sea fishing, genealogy, gardening and, latterly, photography.
In this, I have been lucky enough to receive the mentorship of the alarmingly talented Joe Cornish, without whom I would still be taking blurry shots of my feet. Thanks are also due to Tim Parkin and Eddie Ephraums for generous advice and encouragement.
Having grown up in the North East, I draw my inspiration primarily from the hills and coastline of North Yorkshire and Northumberland. This is clearly reflected in the majority of the images here. In time, I anticipate that my portfolio will expand to include areas less familiar (at least to me).