Upon leaving school in 1983,and with my heart set on becoming an horologist I enrolled at Birmingham Polytechnic to study the 'The Theory and Practice of Horology'.
This was a three year full time course which was administered by the British Horological Institute.
I Passed with Merit in all three years. Subsequently I set up a workshop at home and carried out repair and restoration on a part time basis due the difficulty of finding sufficient work in my area.
In time this situation changed and in 1997 I took on business premises and started Time After Time.
The business has gone from strength to strength with a reputation for high quality work delivered in a professional and approachable manner.
I have an on-going commitment to continuously improve the level of service and expertise that I offer.
In June 2007 the Council of The British Horological Institute elected me Fellow.
I first submitted a 'Portfolio of Horological Experience', this was followed by a workshop visit and assessment by the Standards Director of the BHI.
Fellowship is granted to 'A competent and experienced horologist who demonstrates excellence in general horology or eminence in a particular practical horological specialism': see the BHI web site for more.
As a member of the British Horological Institute I am bound by the Code of Practice of the Institute.