My Story

2018
November 7

Marketing Consultancy – Helping others grow their business

Marketing Consultancy – Helping others grow their business
In 2014 I started a Marketing Consultancy business called BuddConsult. Over the years I have helped all sorts of brands, big and small, with their..Read More
October 7

I’ve built a Cycling Cinema

I’ve built a Cycling Cinema
In September 2018 I was commisioned to build a Cycling Cinema for the Bike Lights Carnival. Bike Lights is an event that takes place in..Read More
June 8

Family life

Family life
In 2012 I married my beautiful wife Lena. We now have two gorgeous girls that I love beyond words. I am fortunate to be able to..Read More
2017
November 8

TransIQ Ferry Ticketing – Director

TransIQ Ferry Ticketing – Director
After working together on various ticketing projects over the last ten years, myself, Adrian and Jerry decided to start a company together. This company is..Read More
August 6

A Family Adventure – Falmouth to the Med

A Family Adventure – Falmouth to the Med
In the early part of 2017 we bought an old Birchwood 33 motorboat for £16,500. After a manic three-month refit we rented out our house on..Read More
2016
November 7

I love being on my bike

I love being on my bike
I just love being on my bicycle. I enjoy riding with mates at the weekend but my real passion is touring. I just love the..Read More
January 9

Kitesurfing in Barbados

Kitesurfing in Barbados
I started kitesurfing about fifteen years ago and have been lucky enough to kite in some amazing parts of the world including New Zealand, Fiji,..Read More
January 6

Skylight Cinema – I just sold my fourth business

Skylight Cinema – I just sold my fourth business
In 2015 I bought a second-hand inflatable cinema screen and old 5k projector. The plan was to do ‘a few events’ that summer for a..Read More
2015
June 8

The Peloton – Marketing Director

The Peloton – Marketing Director
I was asked to join The Peloton as Marketing Director when I left Fal River in 2014. The company was a hybrid accountancy firm. Mike Hutch, the..Read More
2014
December 7

Cycling from Melbourne to Sydney

Cycling from Melbourne to Sydney
I bought an old steel bike on the eBay Australia website for $250. The following week I flew to Melbourne, picked it up and then..Read More
July 8

What’s On Cornwall – My Third Business

What’s On Cornwall – My Third Business
What’s On Cornwall was a website and printed magazine that I started as a business in May 2014. At the time there was no comprehensive event..Read More
January 8

My 10 Years at FalRiver are over

My 10 Years at FalRiver are over
Just after I sold Aqua Cab (the water taxi business I started after I left university), my business partner Dusty and I were invited to the Cornwall..Read More
2013
August 9

Just Sold – Boat number 12

Just Sold – Boat number 12
There are not many periods in my life when I have not owned a boat or two. I love buying boats, doing boats up, using..Read More
August 8

Alp Du Huez Triathlon

Alp Du Huez Triathlon
Swimming across a glacial lake, cycling up a mountain then running around the top.  I got into triathlon after I met my wife, Lena, before..Read More
2012
May 6

Gig racing at Scilly

Gig racing at Scilly
I started rowing for Flushing and Mylor Pilot Gig Club in 2012. I rowed in the Men’s A team for several years with a really great..Read More
2009
December 8

Swapping my fishing boat for a wife

Swapping my fishing boat for a wife
The Girona was a 65′ Irish Trawler that I bought for £30,000 around 2008. She was a sidewinder operating out of Killybegs and was built..Read More
September 7

GigRower – Website and magazine

GigRower – Website and magazine
In 2009 I went to the Newquay County Gig Championships in my RIB and took a load of pictures. Social media had not really taken..Read More
May 8

Falmouth to Paris by RIB

Falmouth to Paris by RIB
We couldn’t afford it, we didn’t do enough planning and looking back I think ‘how did we make it?’ – but we did. My girlfriend had signed..Read More
2008
July 8

Taking a 5m RIB around Britain

Taking a 5m RIB around Britain
KEY FACTS 10 Days All the way around Britain 1,700 miles Longest day: 200 miles in 16 hours Average speed 18 knots In a 5m..Read More
2005
March 7

Sunday Car Fairs – My second business

Sunday Car Fairs – My second business
Whilst travelling in New Zealand I came across Sunday Car Fairs. I thought it was a great way to buy and sell used cars and so..Read More
2004
November 9

Six months in New Zealand

Six months in New Zealand
After sailing across the Atlantic with Matt & Katy, they carried on across the Pacific to New Zealand. On the way, Matt proposed and I..Read More
2003
November 8

Sailing across The Atlantic

Sailing across The Atlantic
Ever since I started sailing as a young boy I have dreamt about making an Ocean crossing. My father is a keen and experienced long-distance sailor,..Read More
August 14

Taking my RIB to the Isles of Scilly

Taking my RIB to the Isles of Scilly
Whilst I was working at FalRiver I bought a 4.5m Tornado RIB on eBay for £4,500. It was a great little ‘go-anywhere’ RIB. One weekend..Read More
2002
November 8

Aqua Cab – My first business

Aqua Cab – My first business
Like all great ideas, this one started in the pub.  I was having a beer in The Chainlocker in Falmouth with one of my best..Read More
2001
September 7

Naval Architecture – Having a go at higher education

Naval Architecture – Having a go at higher education
On the day I left my job at Clipper Ventures in Southampton I went for a beer with some mates and pondered what to do..Read More
2000
June 7

Clipper Ventures – Managing a RIB fleet

Clipper Ventures – Managing a RIB fleet
Robin Knox-Johnston was the first man to sail non-stop around the world. I read his book, ‘A world of my own’ as a child, and..Read More
1998
November 7

The Superyacht Years – Serving the uber rich

The Superyacht Years – Serving the uber rich
I was back home for Falmouth Week when I got a phone call from the chief engineer on Talitha-G, a 100m classic superyacht owned by..Read More
March 7

Breaking my back in Chamonix

Breaking my back in Chamonix
After college, I was floating around with no idea what to do when I saw a small classified advert in a magazine. An Australian couple..Read More
1997
September 9

West Coast of Scotland in a Zodiac

West Coast of Scotland in a Zodiac
My mate Dusty (the same guy that I did the water taxi with) bought an old 40HP Mariner outboard and borrowed a very knackered Zodiac inflatable and..Read More
1996
June 7

Falmouth Marine School – BTEC in Marine Studies

Falmouth Marine School – BTEC in Marine Studies
I left Penair School in July and started at Falmouth Marine College that September. I had fallen on my feet. Rory our traditional boatbuilder would..Read More
1995
August 9

Teaching Sailing and Watersports

Teaching Sailing and Watersports
After I left school I spent most of the following years teaching sailing, windsurfing, and watersports. I started at Stithians Lake where I taught windsurfing..Read More
1979
August 6

How it all began – The childhood story

How it all began – The childhood story
I was born in Pembury Hospital near Croydon on August 6th, 1979. At the time my father was working in the city as a stockbroker..Read More