Operations Director

Proud Dad, loves coffee, smiles lots, a foodie by nature, appreciates a good red wine, a lively debater (who’s always right), love my family & friends.


Rat catcher, Royal Marines recruit (broken foot – twice, put an end to that), trained photographer, forecourt retailer, convenience store retailer, big convenience store retailer, area manager (a bit serious), fine dining food service, Director of Education, Operations Director…you get the idea…now loving it as Operations Director in the best gig!

Personal ambition

To always keep smiling

Professional ambition

To be renowned for delivering the best service.

Named after

An island, a castle and a college



Best food ever

Fish & chips in Whitley Bay, ‘just’ pipping Teriyaki Beef at Dusit, Edinburgh.

Best dessert ever

Knickerbocker glory at Marconi’s or my cookies & cream adaption to my Dad’s recipe.

Life hero

My Dad


Football – you don’t want or get a choice when born in Newcastle, basketball, NFL, F1, Moto GP…was supposed to be an England cricketer.


Teenage Cancer Trust activist, gig goer, guitar player, sports motorbike rider (sensibly), keen golfer, autobiographies.