After 38 years being a government employee, I started a business completely from scratch on my own. I had to gain qualifications in a new area and had to learn business principles including, tax, GST, advertising and networking.
When newly qualified I was working for another business doing motorcycle training, however I wanted to diversify and to run my business my way, therefore after only a few months of working, I set up on my own, brought a car and became the only hybrid car/motorcycle trainer in the region.
I am involved with Work Ready Kapiti and sponsored a high school student for hockey. I have offered free scooter training courses to both Kapiti and Paraparaumu Colleges. I have given talks to Probus, Rotary and Rymans village. I have made a charitable donation to Southwards Car Museum.
I am a member of the Kapiti Chamber, the BNI group and the New Zealand Institute of Driving Educators. I am also the National Vice-President, local branch Chair, senior motorcycle observer and car observer for the Institute of Advanced Motorists NZ.