Living in Swansea.
tel: 07971 219 848
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I am a very capable and enthusiastic individual with great deal of life experience. I am able to work well on my own initiative and as part of a team. I have proven leadership skills involving managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve their objectives. I have strong analytical, design and problem solving skills and am dedicated to maintaining high quality standards. I thrive on new challenges and learning new skills and enjoy working with and helping other people reach their goals.


  • Colleges Wales Award Finalist 2014
  • Times Education Supplement Award Finalist 2014
  • Digital Entrepreneur Award Finalist 2013
  • Revolutionary Award finalist in the Prime Minister’s Social Innovations Awards 2008
  • Created from scratch, Pembrokeshire’s “Restaurant of the Year”, 2005/06.
  • Created from scratch, one of South West Wales’ leading IT & technical support companies.
  • Created possibly the first triple decker bus in the world!
  • Sailed across the Atlantic.
2009/ongoing – Shire Web Development

  • Specialising in building high functionality websites at very affordable prices, largely for the social sector.
  • Capacity building with local organisations, helping them on their journey from web 1.0 (static) to web 2.0 (interactive), with web 3.0 (personalised) to follow shortly!
  • Focused on training, placement opportunities and job creation in partnership with local education providers.

Shire Web Development

Shire Web Development: Building websites that can do just about anything for next to nothing!

Vocaleyes: Advanced online engagement & participation tools for any organisation, group or community.

VocalEyes: Advanced online engagement & participation tools for any organisation, group or community.

2007/ongoing – VocalEyes

  • Colleges Wales Finalist 2014
  • Times Education Supplement Finalist 2014
  • Digital Entrepreneur Finalist 2013
  • Building advanced democratic and bottom up decision making tools, accessible to all groups and communities
  • Over 150k of grants received between 2007 and 2014
  • Support from Ministry of Justice, Somerset County Council, NESTA,
  • Established in Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot, Lakes Cumbria colleges & Trinity St Davids University amongst other schools, groups, businesses and communities.
2003/ongoing – LocalEyes

  • Building a comprehensive local social network for all UK communities
  • 50k of grants received between 2006 and 2008
  • Support from NESTA, UnLtd, WCVA, Citizens Online
  • Nominated for “The Revolutionary Award” in the Prime Minister’s UK awards for Social Innovation 2008

LocalEyes: A Comprehensive, Local Social Network

LocalEyes: A Comprehensive, Local Social Network

The Studio: Music Workshops

The Studio: Music Workshops

2006/08 – The Studio, Music Workshops

  • Vocal and instrumental music workshops
2005 – Tsunami Appeal CD

  • Compiled 15 acoustic acts based in Pembrokeshire to create this “Acoustic Sessions” CD
  • Currently in the process of selling our target of 2000 CDs with the hope of raising over £20,000
  • 999 seater Gig organised for March 5th, 2005 will launch the CD and raise another £10,000 for the appeal

Tsunami Appeal CD

Tsunami Appeal CD

Nautilus Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

Nautilus Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

2004/05 – Nautilus Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

  • Setup cafe, bar & restaurant from breeze block & concrete shell in 5 months
  • Won Pembrokeshire’s “Restaurant of the Year” 2005/06
2004/ongoing – The Shire Initiative

  • Founder of the Shire Initiative, an incubator for innovative community building projects.
The Shire Initiative

The Shire Initiative

Widow Twankeys Laundrette

Widow Twankeys Laundrette

2003/04 – Widow Twankeys Laundrette

  • Refurbished, re branded & re marketed this thriving laundrette in Prendergast, Haverfordwest
1999/2004 – Buzinet Solutions

  • Founded & managed all aspects of what is now one of the leading web design, hosting & technical support company in South West Wales

Buzinet Solutions

Buzinet Solutions

Hoochie Coochie Blues Band

Hoochie Coochie Blues Band

2002/03 – The Hoochie Coochie Blues Band

  • Saxophonist in this blues band
  • Became very popular on the Pembrokeshire music scene with our highlight being our support gig for Dr. Feel Good
1998/99 – Combined Insurance Company of America, (Pembs. district).

  • Selling personal accident insurance.
  • Awarded top salesman in Pembrokeshire.
1997/98 – 3D Event Management, Melton Mowbray, Leics.

  • Set up own business managing the coordination of public events

"3D" Double Decker Diner

“3D” Double Decker Diner

1996/98 – ’3D’ Double Decker Diner

  • Set up own business by converting a derelict double decker bus into a mobile restaurant.
  • Successfully managed the business, catering for events such as Glastonbury Festival, (backstage for the bands and crew), Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Weston Park and Longleat Safari Park.
1997/98 – Staybrite windows. (Leicester branch).

  • Awarded top salesman nationwide.
1995/96 – West Wales Windsurfing and Sailing, Dale, Pembs, Wales.

  • In charge of running all advanced sailing, windsurfing, catamaran, powerboat and maintenance courses.
  • Offered the position of management.

Hobie sailing in Dale, Pembrokeshire

Hobie sailing in Dale, Pembrokeshire

1994/95 – Alaskan Tours, Juneau, Alaska, U.S.A.

  • Selling a wide variety of different Alaskan tours.
  • Promoted to sales manager in charge of a team of 5 other reps.

1993/94 – Ka-anapali Sailing Center, Lahina, Maui, U.S.A.

  • Guiding whale watching trips and teaching on catamarans.
  • Senior instructor, managing 4 hotel sites with 8 staff.

1992/93 – Radisson Le Flamboyant, St. Martin, Caribbean, U.S.A.

  • Entertaining and looking after the well-being of between 300 and 500 guests.
  • Head entertainer, organizing all activities and entertainment, including on stage performances with 3 staff.

1992/93 – Moorings Yacht Deliveries, St Martin, Caribbean, U.S.A.

  • Delivering 40/60ft yachts.
  • Atlantic crossing made from France via the Canary Islands to Antigua.
  • Skippered 6 deliveries in-between the Caribbean islands.

1988/92 – Sunsail International, Portsmouth, U.K.

  • Teaching all kinds of sailing activities.
  • Managing and head chef the summer children’s’ campsite.


Choir leading
Direct sales
Sound therapy
All manor of advanced sailing and windsurfing instructor courses
Powerboat handling
First aid


King Edward VII Upper school, Melton Mowbray
7 GCSEs – 1 x A (geography), 5 x Cs & 1 x D


Date of Birth: 9th April 1973

Marital status: in committed relationship

Driving licence: full


Social engineering, democracy, empowerment, psychology, community choirs, composing & playing music (guitar, saxophone, piano & drums), singing & voice work, philosophy, anthroposophy, fitness, healthy eating, kite surfing, sailing.