Are you local?
Brighton born and bred. My wife Helen always says ‘you can take the boy out of Brighton, but you can’t take Brighton out of the boy’. I started my estate agent business there 25 years ago – we’re celebrating our anniversary in Shoreham, as we have just opened there. I moved to Lewes in 2000, and set up a branch here in 2007. So, yes, I guess I’m local.
What did you think of Lewes as a Brighton kid?
My first memory is that we used to go to Piltdown in the car at the weekend to mess about on boats my dad made for us, and I always remember driving through Lewes past what was the YMCA in the bottleneck singing Onward Christian Soldiers with my four brothers. It’s funny, that, because Helen and I ended up buying the building to renovate and live in, when we first came to Lewes!
What do you do for exercise?
Lewes is a wonderful place to be a runner. I’m getting more into cycling, as well. Myself and some colleagues are just back from a charity run from Brussels to Brighton, which included an attempt to get in the Guinness Book of Records for cycling for a mile round the i360 pod, while in the air, the most people to do a mile in the sky on a bike! We’ve raised over £50,000 so far for the Brighton Mayor’s charity. I’ve also recently got into paddle boarding on the Ouse, which I love... [read more]