Ron was born in a small town in County Durham, where after leaving school he served an apprenticeship becoming a Master Butcher.
At the age of twenty, he decided to leave his home town and join the Army. He served 22 years in the Military reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1. Ronald’s final Appointment was that of Conductor (at the time the highest appointment for a non-commissioned officer) and at the time was running the MOD Petroleum Depot, with a mixed workforce of 100 civilian / military personnel and an annual turnover of £12 million.
For his contribution to the logistical support of Operation Granby, Ron was awarded the MBE.
After leaving the Army, Ron along with his wife Sally started their own Employment Agency in Dorset, which inside 3 years had an annual turnover of a £1 million. They ran the business for the next 12 years eventually selling up and settling in Rotherham.
With an analytical mind, he is able to see straight to the heart of a problem and arrive at practical workable solutions, along with his personal ethos of hard work, Ronald is driven to succeed in any situation.
Ron is keen gardener and genealogist, as well as an active member of the RBL (Poppy Appeal), he also works for the charity CGL Rotherham.