Director, Cabre Limited
My principal business Cabre provides services to users of mind mapping software e.g. Mindjet (was MindManager) and iMindMap. Cabre sells the software, trains users in the classroom and online, and helps individuals, businesses and organisations to get the most out of these applications. Personally I use mind mapping software to organise my business, develop web sites, plan projects and, record and publish events. The latter has grown in to a branded service called ConferenceREACTION. This records speeches, meetings, annual conferences, ... and publishes them as rich media web sites with mind maps, images, video, sound recordings, forums, documents, slide shows, ...
An example of my work is A Map of SunZu. It will help you find your way around and show you some the areas I am active in.
My presentation at Biggerplate Unplugged - a gathering of mind mapping software vendors and exploiters in London, January 2013
I have been buying and selling at auction for many years. I joined eBay in 1999. Its has been the principal source of 15 Tablets PCs since 2004 saving more than half the list price. They all worked! I also Aucquire equipment for individuals and organisations. I have bought laboratory equipment worth in excess of £200,000 for around £20,000 for a medical research company. Once a month I run a local auction with some friends called Auctions in Day. A hobby that has been running since 2004!
I live in the Hampshire market town called New Alresford (new in the 12th century) famous for watercress and a the Watercress Line (a steam railway). In 2012 I was chairman of the Alresford Pigs Association, a local charity that raises money by organising (biennial Duck Race next 2013) and assisting at events (annual Alresford Show) to provide funds for those in need in the locale.
I have always been a cyclist but in the last 5 years I have taken it more seriously (partly because we downcared to one). I have been restoring cycles and riding them, 2,500 miles in 2012. Unfortunately the touring bike broke after four 100 mile day trips, so I might buy a new frame for a change. I have a heavy (you couldn't possibly want to nick me) bike for commuting 9 miles to Winchester railway station, a lightweight Raleigh Road Ace from the early 80s and few others.