Background

  • Education
    Apprenticeship leading to HND, Hendon College. 1960 – 63 and Hendon College Diploma, 1963 – 64, the equivalent of a pass degree.

  • Post Graduate Experience: Rolls Royce Gas Turbines 1964 to 1966
    Aero Division – Vibration Dept, Research and Development Engineer: Strain Gauging and Problem Solving of Vibration and Fatigue.

  • Rover Gas Turbines 1966 to 1967
    Research and Development Engineer: Vibration Systems & Analysis of Problems. Product development, which at the same time included the gas turbine used by BRM at Le Mans.

  • Honeywell (Military Products – USA and UK) 1967 to 1970
    Research and Development related to Gas Turbines and Fluidics Control Systems.

  • Remek Fluidics (Initial main contractor Ministry of Defence) 1970 to 1977
    Design and Production Director – the company designed and manufactured torpedo systems in submarines and aircraft ejection systems using fluidic computers. From start-up it employed 50 staff within three years.

  • The Clock and Barometer Studio 1977 to 1999
    Self-employed small business: the repair and restoration of antique clocks and barometers. Ken had been ‘apprenticed’ to his father as a teenager.

  • The Bridge Project Sudbury 1995 to present
    Founding Trustee – Ken helped set up a charity for the education and vocational training of vulnerable adults.

  • The Lotus Eleven 2001 to 2003
    Building a racing car in first principle which Ken drove in Le Mans 2005 in the parade of Lotus Legends.

  • Success After Stroke 2002 to 2006
    Ken helped set up a support group for stroke survivors, which is now a Registered Charity in its own right.

  • Water Clock Built Between 2006 to 2007
    Ken designed and built a pure water clock which is on public exhibition in Sudbury Suffolk.

    The Water Clock - Image 1

    The Water Clock - Image 2