Unlike my esteem colleagues on the team I can’t point a long and illustrious playing career with a variety of top bands/ institutions. My involvement with brass banding began a few years ago when I volunteered to help our Course Director at the Bolsover Festival of Brass. Over the years my role at this event developed culminating with me becoming health and safety lead for the event.

I have over 20 years’ experience as a health and safety professional covering a variety of different sectors.

Currently I am employed as senior health and safety consultant at one of the country’s leading health & safety/ project management companies.

My role on the team is to provide an environment which ensures health, safety and wellbeing during the event and gives everyone the level of reassurance to fully enjoy the experience which is the Bolsover Festival of Brass