Hello! Who Am I?
I’m a consultant and non-executive director who’s excited by and loves sharing ways that creative design and new technology can help businesses succeed and provide service delivery through my design and marketing agency, Real Point. I volunteer with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) on policy issues relating at both a West Midlands and National Level and acting as a media spokesperson, alongside this I lecture on entrepreneurship and online marketing subjects at Coventry University.
I’m also an adventurer and love nothing more than spending time running and cycling in new places and exploring new challenges. I’m a husband and dad and fortunate that my children choose to join me on my adventures, both cycling, running and even camping! I’m a Christian and part of local church in Lapworth.
Why this blog?
It’s my musings on experience in all aspects of my life, from business leadership to wild camping and cycling with children.
Hope you find it interesting and I would love it if it inspired a reader to start a business, get more active or go on an adventure.
The 2021 story of mine and Ewan’s annual cycle tour. Cycling coast to coast across Scotland 130 miles from Inverkip to Dunbar.
Iona and I were back at our home parkrun today, Coventry, but of course we weren’t running it as that would interupt Iona’s tourism streak! We, instead, donned the pink hi-vis and clapped and cheered 511 amazing parkrunners.
For Iona’s 43rd parkrun we visited Linford Wood parkrun in Milton Keynes. Enjoy a short film about our little adventure.
For the last 2 years almost all my food shops have been done by bike plus trailer, from a few bits to a full CostCo shop, all transported by human power. Why don’t you try it too?
It was great to be back running in London on Sunday, after many “false starts” and a virtual version, London Marathon was back in all it’s glory.
I love this bit of coast, perfect for an evening ride enjoying the sound of the sea, the views out to Skye on the way out and over the Torridon mountains on the return.
I love my little adventures, a chance to take a break from “normal life” and the lift that that gives to your mental and physical wellbeing. But I’ve been following Dan Beaumont on Instagram for a while now, his adventure definitely cannot be described as little!
Ewan and I are planning to cycle from Inverkip to Dunbar, the West to the East coast of Scotland across the central belt.
When talking to small business owners about the challenges facing them and creating barriers to the growth of their business, one item is always top of the list, the regulatory burden. I’ve worked on a report, published today, which proposes a solution.
A Little Adventure Film about our family walk to the Fairy Lochs. A 4 mile circular walk which takes you up into the hills behind Shieldaig and Badachro at the side of Loch Gairloch.