A career in the security industry was the last thing I ever expected to have, I left school with the average 2 A's and 5 O's and fully expected to be designing yachts and boats, making the best of my talents on the drawing board and my love of sailing. One problem! I hated it and dropped out of college and went to work for Vickers, building warships. I hated that too, only staying at Vickers long enough to become a qualified Navel Architect; I promptly left and then went sailing for three years. This took me to the Med and eventually to Canada. I loved Canada and tried to stay but that dream ended when I was caught between the Borders of the USA and Canada with neither country willing to let me in. (My visa had run out! ooops!) Canada eventually let me in, but only with a big red export notice which I still have. Back in England I found employment in Southampton with International Yacht Paints on the sales team, this lasted six months before a whole series of redundancies (including my new boss and myself) found me looking for work again. I decided to give working with boats a miss. Enter the security Industry! The date 1980/1981, a friend invited me to join him in selling Intruder Alarms for a local company, I did and by late 1982 I had started my own company with my then intended. Seven years on found me with 2 kids a broken marriage but still with a share of a business. I got the Kids, house etc and found a job with Thorn Security specifying CCTV for the Portsmouth Branch, this lead to working in the distribution side of the industry with two competing companies; I was actually poached from one to the other by an offer that would have been folly to refuse. It was good for a while then I got bored! Sound familiar? I didn't go sailing this time, I remarried had another child and gained yet another one! I also landed a Job selling CCTV for Sony UK staying for six years, I really liked this job but eventually the management changed, key personnel left, and the remaining management's knowledge of CCTV was restricted to “Cameras on Sticks” do we do those? Needless to say I hunted for another employer and actually ended up back at the company I was poached from! They had improved and I was single yet again! Three years later on the driving was making an old back problem insufferable and I sought voluntary retirement when Honeywell bought the company. A friend and I had started CMaC as a small side show in 2005; I decided to make it my fulltime employment in late 2007. My partner also decided to join the company as a part time advisor and general very helpful man about the business. The company is holding its own in some very difficult times so we are pretty pleased with it so far! Long may it continue!