Who We Are
Founder & CEO
I’m a highly experience Projects Manager/Projects Engineer in the Power Generation/IT and Automotive industries. Which basically means that I’ve been tuning engines since before I was old enough to drive!
I’ve successfully delivered high value (£20m+) projects on-time, on-budget to a high standard. I am highly qualified in all 3 industries, holding PRINCE2, MCSE, CCNA, MCP, MCSA, IA Foxboro and others. Extensive engine experience in gas and diesel, with in-depth knowledge of the majority of Control Systems, both engine and DCS control. Custom software development for engine controls.
I started tuning cars in my teens and let me tell you the industry has come on leaps and bounds since those early days of aftermarket ECUs namely; Motec (M48R Pro and the M800 Series), Apexi Power FCs, and the GEMS ECUs. These ECUs were perfect for finely tuning the cars with additional features such as anti-lag and launch control for off-road rally specification or fast track days. I took Big Fish Tuning from my hobby to my full-time business back in 2008 and the business has continued to grow both in size and offering ever since.
These days we mainly concentrate on the OEM specification ECUs fitted in standard road cars from the likes of Bosch/Siemens/Delphi and Marelli to name a few. With the help of the ever-expanding Big Fish team we have been able to expand the business to incorporate new, state of the art Dyno Developments 2WD and 4WD rolling roads, Auto Logic diagnostic tools and custom mapping software to ensure that you get the very best out of your vehicle.
With a degree in English Language and Literature I’m also highly trained in Corporate Communication, both internally and externally, and so working at Big Fish allows my creative side to flourish with our corporate advertising, social media engagement and online presence. It wasn’t the most obvious choice but working in my family business has already been such an adventure!
I’ve worked for Big Fish for over five years now in what has to be one of the best career moves I’ve ever made. I love what we do here and no two days are the same. The giddy excitement of seeing supercars, track cars and highly modified vehicles in our dyno cell makes every day different. Talking to our customers is one of the best parts of my job, my car knowledge has gone from ancient experience with the Army Cadets to talking through long term modification goals with our client base. You can really tell that the people who come to us truly love their cars and it’s a great feeling to see them leave with a smile on their faces.
Workshop and Dyno Technician
With a background in the IT and AV industry, moving into an automotive role at Big Fish was a huge change of pace but has been the best move I have made in my career.
I’ve had a passion for anything with an engine since I was a kid playing the first Gran Turismo games, and this was only fuelled further by having various Nissans, MGs, and Rovers in the family which naturally led me to buying more old MGs to fix up for myself! Over the years I’ve developed a number of guides, training materials, and information for the custom builds I have made and difficult part swaps I’ve encountered which were always well received and it’s been great to put this knowledge to use in a professional setting.
Since starting here it’s been an amazing experience to see such a variety of cars coming through both the workshop and the dyno and I hope it may long continue!
Workshop and Dyno Technician
After many professional and successful years in the IT and product management industry I decided a move towards my hobby in the world of mechanics and tuning was the right decision for me.
Since a young teen I have been maintaining my own cars, ranging from the simplistic classic mini to more modern VAG vehicles. I've always had a passion for the industry and turn my hand to any manufacturer.
Recently I've been building a MEV Exocet. This is one of the most popular kit cars currently in the UK and is based on MX5 running gear. This will soon be a track weapon with over 400hp per tonne.