I was born in Edmonton north London and moved to Brighton East Sussex in 1964 where I still live today.
I first got into cabinet making in September 1969 as a school leaver, for a small company in central Brighton called Bissett & Brunton, makers of reproduction antiques. I moved on from there in 1973 to a larger company in Lancing called E.G. Hudson again specialising in reproduction antiques but in larger quantities, still hand made.
Around 1976 I found myself working for and along side some friends who formed the company Jennings & Cooke, they covered all area's of cabinet making and restoration and had established a good name for well made commissioned and one off pieces both here and abroad. In 1989 I moved away from cabinet making into Joinery for nearly 4 years working anywhere from Torquay to Norwich but when work was quiet my love for cabinet making was calling me back.
When in 1993 a company in Kemp Town Brighton advertised for a cabinet maker I jump at it. The company was Brown and Harman, now situated in Ringmer, they had been an established firm for some years and were getting a very good name in high end 'one off' pieces for elite clientele. At this time my knowledge of all aspects of cabinet making was excellent, unlike my knowledge of cad drawings which was limited but my interest was insatiable.
It then took me many years of pure determination and hard work learning CAD before the 'new age' computer drawings were excepted in the company and sent off to clients along with wood samples and swatches. From then onwards all clients expected CAD drawings, so in 2009 I was introduced to SolidWorks 3D modelling program and never looked back. Now photo realistic pictures, 3D models and dynamic drawings can be achieved for anybody who requires them.