Who am I?
Born in Manchester at the end of the 60's, I grew up in what has become the footballers county in Cheshire and then in Oldham. I left the North, heading to Kingston University, finally ending up in the IT Industry. I have been married to my soulmate for over 20 years and have 3 amazing children.
I have also spent the last 20+ years involved in martial arts and alternative healing systems. Initially studying Tai Chi and Yoga and eventually teaching my own Tai Chi class. I also trained as a Holistic Massage therapist and BUQI healer. Today I practise Aikido as well as maintaining everything else I have learnt along the way, in particular I am drawn to the work of Wim Hoff (The Iceman) and Sadhguru for his plain and direct message of yoga practice and enlightenment.
My venture into the Hemp industry is driven by a desire to realign my focus on to health and sustainability. But also as I pass a half century I have increasingly become aware of how the nations health has been undermined by a cycle of pharmaceutical dependency, poor quality diets and how perverse financial incentives have resulted in a range of products that do not serve the interests of health & sustainability. We can do better than that!
I have seen how family and friends have been affected by cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, mental health, unsatisfactory healthcare advice and I fear for the future that my kids will have to grow up in.
Having discovered the vast array of use cases that hemp can play a role in, I felt compelled to start promoting what I believe to be one of the most resourceful plants in nature, one that can in so many ways address some of our issues. But also offers consumers an opportunity to drive change through consumer behaviour.
So I hope you find Hemporium UK a useful and interesting resource and hope you enjoy the journey.