Ian is a professional business coach and has owned his current business for over 12 years here in Stockton-on-Tees. He was awarded the "European Coach of the Year" award. For many years before this, Ian ran and owned businesses up and down the country, and built up the Vauxhall dealership in Stockton almost 20 years ago. Ian is also on the board of the local LEP, chaired the Institute and Directors in Tees Valley and has had the privilege and pleasure of helping many businesses, leaders and teams to work together to deliver great results for themselves and the people they serve.

As a businessman, Ian has always believed in supporting local causes. When he first established his business coaching company, Team Massive Results, he asked the team which organisation they wanted to support and they unanimously chose Daisy Chain. Ian has provided business and leadership coaching to Daisy Chain for a number of years before being involved to become a trustee 4 years ago.

Ian enjoys his role as a trustee for the charity as he feels he is being of service to an organisation that is caring and provides such a necessary and important service to so many people to such an excellent level. He also enjoys being part of a team on such a worthwhile mission and being part of a growing organisation, seeing the differences that Daisy Chain are helping to take place in peoples lives.

Ian is equally passionate about his spare time as he is about his professional life; he rides motorbikes, owns three terriers, loves old Land Rovers, the outdoors, learning and reading - he said he is blessed with a family that allows him to enjoy all of the above.