I started working in the promotional product industry in 1997 as a print buyer for a design agency.
After a few years in the design agency, and having found I had a geeky thing for promotional pens, I made the jump to being my own boss.
Shortly after moving back to Buxton (which is about 25 miles from Manchester), I met Michele who was already working in the promo industry.
In 2007 we got married and then in 2009 we had the patter of tiny feet as Isabella was born. Following swiftly in 2010 Jemima arrived.
Now, as well as my geeky promotional pen obsession, I spend my spare time playing princesses, singing Disney songs and reading Harry Potter books to my little girls.