Managing director Lutine
How did you get into the insurance industry?
My father was an accountant with General Accident and he persuaded me to go into insurance
What did you want to be when you were younger?
A fireman, then a lawyer
What was the best advice that you were given?
Never give up – on a good thing baby (from the song)
What advice would you give someone starting out?
As one door closes another one opens
What was your first ever job?
Porter in a mental hospital – I drove one of those milk float-type vehicles around the hospital
Do you have an unfulfilled ambition?
I wrote the first chapter of a book six years ago and sent it to several publishers. Two of them came back and asked to see the rest. One day I'll start the second chapter, finish the book and make my fortune
What was your worst moment?
When my wife had a miscarriage and lost our first child
What was your best moment?
The birth of my children
What was your education?
Left school with A-levels in law, economics and business studies, did an HNC in business studies, did ACII on a correspondence course and am currently studying for an MBA
Who do you most admire?
2000 Lutine – managing director
1998 Edgar Hamilton – managing director
1995 Edgar Hamilton – divisional director
1989 Edgar Hamilton – office manager
1985 Edgar Hamilton – agency consultant
1982 Smith and Pinching – broker