Second career – used to be an account director in an ad agency working on cosmetics, over the counter medicines. Spent all my previous life in pr, marketing and advertising. Boredom set in. So I looked for something totally new. Qualified from the Inchbald School of Design. Set up Courtyard Garden Design. 10 years ago, set up cgd landscape design ltd with Helen Billetop. Am a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers following 6 years on Council. Have written two books and lectured at the Oxford College of Garden Design with Duncan Heather. My work has not only taken me around the UK but also overseas. Also responsible for a number of award winning show gardens. Incredible. Enjoyed every minute.