Bob is a Chartered Engineer and started and ran a design and manufacturing business which supplied industrial electronics equipment and systems to a range of industries in the UK and abroad including The Channel Tunnel, British Coal, London Underground and British Rail.
After selling his business in 1995, he moved into business support and was running the Business Link service in Nottinghamshire. He is currently the Regional Operations Manager managing a team that advises and supports Uk businesses on exporting.
Bob is married to a Pharmacist and has 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.
He sits as a magistrate in Warwickshire.