Raised and educated in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, an Honours Degree in Computer Science from Aston University in Birmingham brought him by chance to work at GEC-Marconi Communication Systems' Writtle site in Essex.
He spent the first 15 years of his career with various arms of the GEC-Marconi Company worldwide, designing, developing and managing radio, telecommunication and control system projects. Tim left Marconi's in 1998 and spent three more years in senior management within the electronics industry in the City of London. Tim then decided on a career change. Having restored a number of classic E type Jaguar cars, he then became a project manager for a number of major building projects around the world.
Tim has written several other books, including "Marconi on the Isle of Wight", produced for the centenary of the Alum Bay station. A long held interest in early radio sets inherited from his father and a passion for the early days of broadcasting, led him to write "2MT Writtle - The Birth of British Broadcasting", first published in 1988. After 22 years the second, completely rewritten edition was published in October 2010.
He has also written several radio plays based on the New Street and Writtle broadcasts. More books are planned, and you can keep track of Tim's new and past titles at 2MTwrittle.com. Tim's hobbies still include a passion for early Jaguar cars, including a period of historic motor racing, and all types of shooting, especially with vintage and historic longarms. He has also worked as Chief Mechanic for each of his children as they entered the competitive and at times destructive world of Go-Kart racing. Tim is now a freelance author, lecturer, consultant and project manager and spends as much time as possible wandering around the beautiful mountains of Southern Spain with his three dogs and a battered old Jeep.You can contact Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org