As the son of a farmer, Ian spent many years fixing and patching up machinery giving him essential hands on engineering experience. From the age of 18, Ian was in complete charge of the farm whilst his parents went on holiday which gave him a taste for responsibility and pressure.
After leaving education, Ian worked in telesales in the Unipart group for one of its divisions Truck & Trailer Components (TTC), “hard selling” commercial vehicle components. He was promoted to technical sales and then at the age of 22 he acted as Field Sales Representative within an aggressive sales team. Ian joined TGL in 1995 as a Field Sales Representative; He was quickly promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager and then Sales Director and in 2011 headed the management buyout of TGL with his business partner Tony Varndell. Ian has a clear sense of direction, a natural ability to identify business opportunities and the necessary interpersonal skills to lead a team of colleagues and subordinates in the direction he believes the company should be going.