Appointed as MD of Griffon Hoverwork in April 2009 and tasked with developing the hovercraft manufacturer on behalf of the Bland Group. The company now has more than 180 craft in operation with 64 military, commercial and rescue service customers in 41 countries across the globe. This includes a single order for 12 large hovercraft for the Indian Coast Guard and the largest craft built in UK since 1980 for the Korean Coastguard. After relocating into Southampton premises the company exceeded £30m in turnover, won the Queens Award for Export and the National Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award.
Previously in operations appointments in the retail and healthcare sectors after serving in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers including front line command with the Royal Marines. Trained at the Staff College and a Chartered Aeronautical Engineer; he studied an Aero/Astro BSc at Southampton and a Defence Technology MSc at Cranfield.He lives in Winchester with his children, George, India and Harry who are currently away at university or working locally. He attempts to keep fit by cycling in the Hampshire countryside as well as taking an active role with the local Scout Association.