Ian left school at 16 in 1985 and promptly started on a youth training scheme. Ian then applied for a job at Townroe, an electroplating company.
His role there was varied and different but included silver, nickel and chrome plating as well as anodising. Townroe closed in 2003 and Ian worked for 18 months at B & Q before joining the team at Lathco. Ian has been at Lathco for the last 12 ½ years.