John is a property professional with 40 years’ experience building small & medium sized businesses in East Anglia.
He has considerable experience of the responsibilities and frustrations of being an employer. He is used to battling unnecessary Government red tape that so often stems from rules made in Brussels but “gold plated” in the U.K.
Upon his appointment as an MEP John stood down as managing director of the commercial property investment company he started in 1983. He is now chairman, a role which leaves him free to work full time as an MEP across the East of England
1985 -1991 He was the joint founder of three other “start-up” businesses in East Anglia, together creating over 100 new jobs. He sold these businesses, which still successfully trade today.
1975-1983 Chartered Surveyor’s practice rising to junior partner.