I am married and have six grown children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
My wife Joy and I have lived in Eccleshall for almost 30 years. For the first 18 years I managed the News Express Shop in Stafford Street and am now retired.
We hale from West Bromwich where we organised the town Carnival and show for 22 years. My career has been in marketing, HR, retailing and training.
I was the founder of the Eccleshall Business Focus Group and its chairman for many years. I am the secretary of the Stafford Rotary Club and its former president. I was also president of the Eccleshall Rotary Club.
I have been the coordinator of the biennial Eccleshall Festival for almost 20 years with a committee of volunteers. We arrange a programme of events culminating with a street market of up to 80 stalls.
My wife Joy and I enjoy singing and are members of the Eccleshall Singers group taking part in regular concerts at which I act as the compere. We are both front of house volunteers at the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, I am also a Front of House Manager.
I coordinate the Eccleshall Voluntary Car Scheme which provides transport to local people without transport to medical appointments thanks to 14 voluntary drivers.
I am the local columnist for the weekly Staffordshire and Stone Newsletter, Newport and Market Drayton Advertiser and provided Eccleshall items for the monthly Stone and Eccleshall Gazette.
I am the publisher of the Eccleshall Guide an 80-page full colour guide to all things Eccleshall and its website for the past 25 years.
I have been a member of the Eccleshall Parish Council for the past 28 years the past four as its chairman.
My wife and I run a general knowledge quiz every Sunday evening at the Holly Bush in Seighford and run a number of quizzes for various charities and Mayors.
Being retired I am able to spend as much time as needed on my council work, including a monthly surgery at the local library.