Occupation: Chartered Accountant
How many years have you been in business? 40 years.
What was your first job and how did it mould your future?
Trainee Accountant at the North Eastern Co-operative Society. I learnt very quickly that a commitment to both working hard when at work and working hard in my own time for personal and professional development would lead to a success in business.
What is your biggest achievement to date so far?
Founding my own accountancy firm with my son and seeing its growth.
What is your role and purpose as an Optimum Skills Stakeholder member?
To apply my own business experience to help challenge the business and assist in
steering it towards greater success.
What do you believe are the main strengths of Optimum Skills? A sensitive, intelligent and caring leadership and team culture.
What do you believe are the main challenges for Optimum Skills?
To sustain quality and compliance and at the same time achieve financial success.
What advice would you give anyone reading your profile?
Work should be a challenge but it should also be fun.