I am married with 3 children and have lived and worked in Reading since 1984. My children all went to Katesgrove Primary with my daughter going on to Maiden Erlegh and my sons to Reading School. My wife and I set up and grew a successful retail business in central Reading. As a result we know lots of people who were our customers and who regularly popped in for their local supplies. I sold the business to concentrate on managing the properties we’ve bought in the town over the last 20 years.
I was elected onto Reading Borough Council in 2007 and served as the Conservative’s Park Ward councillor for 4 years. I enjoy working hard for the whole of Park Ward’s community and am pleased that my linguistic abilities enable me to represent this multicultural area.