I live in the North East of the UK and I have worked in manufacturing Companies all the way throughout my career. My current work involves running my business YUMAGOLD Limited and working for other Companies as a Consultant.

Work History

  • Edgeworth Electronics Ltd / Sound System Manufacturing
    • Design Engineer / Production Supervisor
  • Tabuchi Electric (Japan) Ltd / Transformer & Power Supply Manufacturing
    • Design Engineer
    • Buyer
    • Sales Manager
    • Commercial Manager
  • CVO Fire Limited : Fireplace Manufacturing
    • Operations Manager
  • Spirit Fires Limited / Fireplace Manufacturing
    • Owner & Managing Director
  • YumaGold Limited / Audio Systems
    • Owner & Managing Director

During my time as the owner of Spirit Fires Limited (2007-2016) I was responsible for the design and development of a large number of gas and bioethanol fireplaces. This involved the full project from concept to product launch. I have completed the CE approval of over 40 new gas fire designs in various categories including flueless, chimney and balanced flue. These products were sold under the CVO Fire brand name and shipped Worldwide. During my period of running Spirit Fires Limited the Company was profitable every year. In 2016 the owners, Christine Mcloughlin and myself sold the fire business to new owners to all us to focus more time on other new business interests.

Today, along with running Yuma Gold Limited I also work as a consultant helping other business owners. My areas of expertise are product design, manufacturing, operations, retail, purchasing, sales, IT, marketing, logistics, cost management, budget planning, systems and procedures.

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