At 16 I was in the top 5 students at a school of about 2,000 students who achieved an A-Grade in Mathematics. This won me a scholarship in 1982 to study the fledgling science of “computers”. I was writing space invader games before most people had ever seen a personal computer. That’s when I also began my love affair with anything on 2 wheels or more that had an engine. I was enamored by D’Ascanio’s Vespa Scooter designs of the 50s and 60s and set about stripping-down and rebuilding my own. I’m not sure whether I was foolhardy or brave to completely take an old scooter to pieces. Moreover, I decided to shoe-horn a brand-new crash-salvaged engine into place from a model of 20 years later. However, I can definitely say that I was foolhardy for seeing how fast a 200cc scooter could fly, by slip-streaming coaches on a motorway that were travelling at up to 85 mph!
Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry were fascinating subjects at school. Yet I was inspired by the l’uomo universale theory of Leonardo Da Vinci. I wished to understand every area of Art & Science. I declined an offer to study Law at Buckingham University. Instead, I horrified my parents by studying the History of Art & Design in Staffordshire.
At Stoke-on-Trent, I expanded my mind by learning about Ceramics, Glass, Fine Art, Architecture, Film, Ergonomics, and Fashion. By the time I had won my Bachelor of Arts with Honours, I finally started to understand the bigger picture and how everything was connected.
This website explains how I put my education to use in the Business World.