My first full-time job was at MAT Engineering in Redditch. The company re-conditioned commercial vehicle air brake components. When MAT closed down, I worked at Sunfield Children's Home, Clent until I was able to get another engineering job.
After a brief spell at IMI Norgren Enots (Lichfield) as a development technician, I went back to Sunfield for a few years. As the pay and prospects were poor, I started repairing cars as a side-line. Before I knew it, I was working full-time for myself based in an industrial estate in Rowley Regis. After a few years of long hours and very little time off, I opted for the easier life of an employee once again, and spent a few years at Truck & Trailer Equipment repairing commercial vehicle air brake components.
I took the decision to do something I really enjoyed, and to move to a more salubrious environment. In 1993 I got a job in a local authority children's home in Scotland. I now work as a social worker for the same authority.
In 2015 I started Ethical Data Ltd which provides software as a service to local authorities and care service providers.