February 2014 - Present    Freelance Technical Author, Illustrator & Designer


April 2011 - January 2014    Operations Manager

     GenDrive Limited, Papworth, Cambridge

     GenDrive manufactured electrical power control systems for renewable energy markets.

April 2011 - January 2014    Project Manager

     House Refurbishment, Newton Stewart   

     Complete strip-out and refurbishment of property which had been devastated by flood damage.

January 2006 - April 2009   Telecommunications Engineer


  Openreach  BT Group plc, Newton Stewart          

  Worked across South-West Scotland which is the largest regional network area in the whole country.

June 1990 - April 2004   Founder / Director of Design & Development

 Design Systems (UK) Limited, Sheffield

 Design Systems manufactured products for nuclear medicine and radiation shielding used in  hospitals and traded  with 75% of sales exported world-wide.

June 1985 - October 1989  Production Engineer

 Medical Equipment Manufacturers Ltd, Sheffield   

September 1980 - April 1982  Trainee Engineer

 British Aerospace plc, Chadderton, Manchester

The aircraft industry is the bedrock for manufacturing excellence and quality management systems. My experience at Aerospace was profound and has influenced my approach to work throughout the whole of my career.

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