I’ve always had a close affinity with the Isle of Man. My grandfather was holidaying here over 125 years ago and during the
Great War my grandmother sent my father and uncle to the Isle of Man. She said it was for their own safety but I think she just
wanted to get rid of them!
Although I was born in Buxton, I ended up going to school on the island at King William’s College, so the location played a big
role when I was growing up. Eventually I ended up bringing my children here, because it’s a safe place. I always had a great sense
of freedom whenever I was in the Isle of Man and I wanted them to have the same experience.
There’s a lot of history here. You can go almost anywhere and see Neolithic geology or ancient Celtic burial sites. It’s
Now I have my manufacturing facility on the Isle of Man and it’s also where I house part of my extensive early English clock
collection at the home I’ve built from scratch, Arragon Mooar.