I got a degree in French with English at University College London, then qualified as a teacher in 1973. Was a secondary school teacher for 20 years (English, French and SEN) then started Crossbow Education in 1993, publishing literacy games I had developed with my dyslexic students. Taught part-time until 2004. Anne (my wife) and I designed and patented the Eye Level Reading Ruler in 2005.
Crossbow now employs 15 people and has won the UK Educational Supplier of the Year (small business division) award for the last two successive years. The Eye Level Reading Ruler was a finalist SEN Product of the Year in 2006, a year after it was launched, and again in 2013. In 2014 our complete Visual Stress Collection, including our Visual Stress Assessment Pack, won the SEN product of the Year award.