2006 to Present

Working as a freelance Design engineer for a number of local consultancies.

1990 to 2006

Cambridge Consultants Ltd

Engineering Designer taking increased responsibility for project management and engineering design.

1982 to 1990

Cambridge Consultants Ltd

Chief Draughtsman.  Responsible for the running of CCL’s Drawing Office and for the selection, installation and running of CCL’s mechanical CAD system.

1974 to 1982

Cambridge Consultants Ltd

Mechanical Design Draughtsman

1968 to 1974

Metals Research Ltd

Design Draughtsman

1966 to 1968

Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co.

Design Draftsman

I961 to 1966

Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co.

Apprenticeship in Scientific instrument making


Career Overview

Over 40 years continuous involvement with engineering design and development. The last 30 years have been spent working for a major contract research and development organisation.  I have managed a number of projects, some of which were valued in excess of £1million and have a number of patents to my name.

I have gained significant experience over a wide range of projects and have a reputation for producing simple, reliable solutions to complex engineering problems. I am able to engage in all the elements of machine design and development.from specification writing to machine development and even making parts when tight time scales require it.

For details of some specific projects please see attached sheets.

Married with no children, fit and healthy with a clean driving license.


A keen aeromodeller since childhood currently competing successfully in national competitions with models I designed and built.

Model Engineering: I have a well equipped workshop including a vertical milling machine, 2 lathes and a pillar drill plus all the supporting equipment

Maker of acoustic string instruments and Northumbrian Smallpipes a number of which are in the hands of professional musicians.