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Inspired by the dreams of others, I hung my hopes on the shoogly peg of self-confidence and set about becoming a market trader, what a learning curve that was. Tough as it was at times, it could be cold wet with little footfall through the market, and every sale was hard-won, yet I loved working the stalls and developed a particular set of skills, which some say are even still apparent in my approach!

I often joke that I was Dell boy, before Dell boy was Dell boy!

I managed to survive in this world for a year or so until, in fact, my young wife advised me that I needed to get a proper job as we were expecting our first child. It didn’t take long to make that move, an advert in the local paper for a sales representative selling graphic art supplies. Well if that one doesn’t have my name is written all over it I thought, I don’t know what has, what with me being a qualified graphic designer and all.

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