Born in Chatteris, I joined Metalcraft as a Technician apprentice in 1986 and, having held a number of roles within Metalcraft, became a Director in January 2013. I am a member of the Chatteris Town Masterplan Stakeholder group and also chair the Metalcraft Community Fund.  I am passionate about engineering and advanced manufacturing and also supporting young people into apprenticeships.  I am also an Enterprise Advisor for our local secondary school, Cromwell Community College, in Chatteris and a STEM Ambassador.  I’m delighted to be involved with the Smart Manufacturing Alliance to help support and develop engineering and advanced manufacturing within our region.