I joined the international sales department of a Hong Kong-based trading organisation that sent me first to Germany and later to the Far East. I remained with them until
1973, becoming a director and in turn working in Hong Kong, Manila, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Bahrain, Dubai and all over the USA.
In 1974 I started my own trade consultancy business in Dubai and
moved it to London in 1979. From London we catered primarily to clients in the banking world and my work took me frequently to foreign parts until reaching virtual retirement in 2003. I say
‘virtual’ because by then I had become very involved with flying – as director and co-owner of a flying club in Kent (www.lyddaero.co.uk) and the writing bug was seriously starting to
I met my wife, Vivienne in 1973 and we have been together ever since. We have two children – twins – now in their thirties. William works in Media and lives with his wife,
Rachel, in London. Victoria is a Veterinary Surgeon and lives with her husband, Peter, and their daughter, Fleur, in Kent.