I've got Leeds Metropolitan University to thank for my arrival, as a fresh faced teenager, eager to commence my degree course in the early 1990s. Prior to this North Shields was where I lived out my childhood with my fantastic parents and my brother Carl.
I wanted a career which was rewarding in the sense that with the correct vision, business plan and a dedicated business partner (Matt) you can formulate your dreams.
Over ten years in as Director of Redbrick, I'm as passionate as the first day when we picked up the keys for our first lease, a first floor office above our good friends, Castlehill Estate Agents.
The role of a director of a letting agent has changed drastically over this period. With more importance being put on marketing, advertising and social media coupled with an enthusiastic salesperson, an astute legal mind set and at times an attentive mediator between landlord and tenant.
This evolving business model is what drives me to grow the business, but at the same time looking after number one - the customer.
Outside of Redbrick my passions are playing footie, maybe driven by sheer will rather than skill these days. I'm also an occasional runner in the sense of one marathon, three half marathons and a few trail races over the years.