“Following redundancy from the financial services industry, a brief period as a franchisee introduced me to the world of self-employment. Preferring to be more in control of my own destiny, I joined colleagues in the multi-level marketing industry. Whilst building my business here, I was introduced to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). I was soon involved in the Hertfordshire Committee and elected as Branch Chairman.
Life produces many combinations of opportunities. Former financial services colleagues asked me to help form a company to offer exam content and consultancy to industry awarding bodies. This led to a 13-year career as a company director, alongside progressing my own separate interests.
Now, we have chosen the freelance route, to enable our individual projects to flourish. Hence my ongoing focus with FM World UK. It is a privilege to be able to continue to build my own business alongside roles which enable me to influence the cause of SMEs in conjunction with the FSB, as Chair of the Business Forum and in conjunction with the LEP.”