My first love was always farming, but at the age of twelve my dad suggested butchery, so I started as a Saturday boy in a local perth shop.
After finishing school I went to serve my apprenticeship in the shop as a career. In 1986, at the age of 19, I was able to get enough money together to open my very own, very small, shop then away I went. I bought my first shop in Dunning for two thousand one hundred pounds, it was a sum of money at the time, but I doubt I'd be able to get much of a shop for that nowadays. That first day of running my own business was wonderful and I still remember my very first customer, Mrs Lawson (7.30am , 16th December 1986).