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Paul Hardingham - A Life Summary (so far!)

As I started to write this section of the site I put together a biography that would have had you falling asleep at the computer, so instead, here's some bullet points to keep it short and snappy!

Personal

  • Born 1968 in Southend, Essex. UK.
  • Married Joanna in October 1996
  • Grace, born in 2001
  • Moved to Scotland in 2003
  • Bethanie, born 2007
  • October 2009, moved to Yorkshire

Career

  • Degree in electronics, Portsmouth Polytechnic (now University).
  • Electronic design engineer for GEC, Basilson (6 years) - starting salary £4,100 p.a.
  • Sales Engineer with a small electronics firm in Hitchin (7 years) - starting salary £14,000 p.a.
  • Started my own internet marketing business 2001. Salary: variable.

"Achievements"

  • Run my own business since 2001
  • Played drums in a band with someone who's played guitar with Sir Cliff Richard (that's as close as it comes to a "claim to fame" for me!)
  • Extremely happy and content
  • Was number 1 in Google for the search "cheap mobile phones" for about 2 years from 2002 to 2003 - out of around 180,000,000 sites!

Likes

  • Syrup steam sponge pudding and custard
  • Walking in lovely countryside
  • Not having to be worried about losing my job - I don't have one!
  • Photographs (almost any type, I just love pictures - I'm not a great book reader!)
  • Having the freedom to take a break when I want, not when some employer tells me I can take a break
  • Drumming
  • Surfing the internet
  • Positive "will try anything" type people.